Ivan Komar

anarchist, released

Date of birth: 14 September 2000

Date of detention: 20 October 2019

Charges indicted:

Art. 218 of the Criminal Code — Intentional destruction or damage to property committed in a generally dangerous manner or causing damage on a large scale
Art. 341 of the Criminal Code — Desecration of structures and damage to property
Art. 295 of the Criminal Code — Unlawful acts against firearms, ammunition and explosives

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Date of release: 29 January 2022

Judge: Aliaksandr Yakunchykhin

Godparent: Max Lucks, member of the German Bundestag; earlier: Margit Stumpp, member of the German Bundestag

Ivan Komar is an anarchist who on February 12, 2020, was sentenced by the Lieninski District Court of Minsk to 7 years in prison.

On March 27, the Minsk City Court heard the convict's appeal and reduced the term to 3 1/2 years in a medium-security colony.

Ivan served his sentence in full and was released on January 29, 2022.

Why are convicted anarchists Yemialyianau and Komar Belarus’s new political prisoners?

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