Date of birth: 19 May 1977
Date of detention: 28 February 2022
Art. 289 of the Criminal Code — An act of terrorism
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 3
Yuryi Selvich was detained in Mazyr on 10 March, together with another local resident Siarhei Pleshkun for preparing an act of terrorism (Article 13 and Article 289 of the Criminal Code). According to the investigation, the men stored incendiary bottles, as they planned to set fire to Russian military cargo.
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.