Dzmitry Zvan’ko

Late on the evening of May 8, 2014, in Brest, Belarus a fight between anti-fascists and neo-Nazis took place. The reason for the fight was a nazi provocation. One of the nazi began raising his hand in Roman salute and shouting "Zieg Heil" and "White Power." Except that the anti-fascists were better skilled in fighting, so one of the nazis ended up hospitalised.

Beginning on the evening of May 9, cops started to arrest the anti-fascists that they knew. First the flats of two anti-fascists were searched, their computers and laptops where taken and the guys were detained for 10 day terms. At the morning of May 10, the searches continued. Four more flats were searched and again computers and some personal items where taken by police. One of the anti-fascists was not at home, so he remain free and three others were detained.

Dzmitry Zvan’ko’s appeal was not granted; the sentence remained the same — 5 years of prison. He will also have to pay about 4,000 euro to the injured neo-Nazi, plus some 500 more legal expenses to the State.

Later he had his term reduced by one year due to amnesty. At the same time, parole was refused to him in October 2015.


Released on parole on May 31, 2016.




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