Date of birth: 1 Jun 1999
Date of detention: 1 Nov 2020
Yan Salanovich is a former fourth year student of Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR) and employee of the KGB’s research and technology center.
On November 1, he was detained in a peaceful rally in Minsk and taken to the Partyzanski District Police Department. According to his mother, he was interrogated and intimidated there, as a result of which he confessed to 15 counts of participation in peaceful assemblies in August, September and October 2020. As a result, he was sentenced to 86 days of administrative detention.
As of December 15, Yan was ordered to serve 115 days after standing 8 trials.
On January 25, Yan Salanovich was released after spending 87 days in detention. The authorities failed to provide explanation for the unexpected decision.
A few days before his release, Salanovich was expelled from BSUIR for “academic failure.”