Imprisoned

Denis Boltut

Denis Boltut is an antifascist and fan of the MTZ-RIPO football club. He was detained on September 25, 2020 after the protests against Lukashenko’s inauguration. Denis was charged with art. 342.1 (organization and preparation of actions grossly violating public order, or active participation in them), 364 (violence against the police), 293.1 (organisation of mass riots).

On 2 July 2021, sentenced to six years in prison.

Vitaliy Shishlov

Vitaliy Shishlov is an antifascist and fan of “MTZ-RIPO” football club. He was detained on September 25, 2020 for participation in protests against Lukashenko’s inauguration. Vitaly was charged under Art. 364 (violence or threat of violence against an officer of internal affairs) and Art. 293.1 (organization of mass riots).

On 2 July 2021, sentenced to six years in prison.

Tamaz Pipiya

Tamaz Pipiya is an antifascist from Minsk and a fan of the football club “MTZ-RIPO”. He was detained on 26 September 2020 on suspicion of organizing mass riots on September 23 during the inauguration of Lukashenko. The charges were brought under part 2 of article 293 (participation in mass riots).

On 2 July 2021, sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Timur Pipiya

Timur Pipiya – antifascist from Minsk and a fan of the football club “MTZ-RIPO”. He was detained on 25 September 2020 on suspicion of organizing mass riots on September 23 during Lukashenko’s inauguration. He was charged under part 1 of article 342 (organization and preparation of actions that grossly violate public order or active participation in them), organising mass riots (art. 293.1) and using violence against the police (art. 364).

On 2 July 2021 sentenced to 6 years and 2 months in prison.

Jessica Reznicek

Jessica is a land and water defender who has worked with and lived in the Des Moines Catholic Worker community for 10 years. In 2016, Jessica took a stand against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Jessica and her fellow organizers attended public comment hearings, gathered signatures for valid requests for Environmental Impact Statements, and participated in civil disobedience, hunger strikes, marches and rallies, boycotts and encampments. 

Ryan Roberts

Ryan was arrested with over 75 people after the confrontation with the police at Bristol’s Bridewell police station at the Kill the Bill demonstration on March 21st 2021. He was convicted of riot and four counts of arson, and sentenced on the 17th December 2021 at Bristol Crown Court to a total of 14 years in prison. Three of the sentences run consecutively and only one concurrently, hence the brutal sentence of 14 years. As it is over seven years, it means he has to do two-thirds of the sentence (9 years and 4 months).

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