December 22, 2021
MINSK — A court in Minsk has sentenced four anarchist activists to lengthy prison terms amid an ongoing crackdown on those challenging the official results of last year’s presidential election that handed victory to strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Minsk regional court Judge Valer Tuleyka on December 22 sentenced Ihar Alinevich and Syarhey Ramanau to 20 years in prison each, while Dzmitry Razanovich was handed 19 years, and Dzmitry Dubouski 18 years in prison.
The court found the defendants guilty of terrorism and the illegal possession and usage of weapons and explosives. Dubouski and Alinevich were also convicted of the illegal transport of firearms and explosives across state borders.