Date of birth: 28 January 1994
Date of detention: 30 March 2022
Art. 289 of the Criminal Code — An act of terrorism
Prison: Prison No. 4
Yauhen Minkevich was arrested together with Dzmitryi Klimau and Uladzimir Auramtsau by a special unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on March 30. They are suspected of destroying two relay cabinets near Asipovičy. The men tried to escape while being arrested. The law enforcers used lethal weapons against them, at least one of the detainees was wounded and is now in a medical facility, while the others “received medical care on the spot”.
Since the onset of the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops, including from Belarusian territory, the “Rail War” has been unfolded in Belarus. To slow down and prevent the movement of Russian military equipment into Ukraine, Belarusians are disrupting the railway network. Despite the state considering such actions as acts of terrorism, sabotage on the railroad does not stop: over a month more than a dozen of such acts have been recorded.