Ihar was originally remanded after a wave of repression by the Belarus state in the run up to presidential elections on the 19th of December. More info at: http://www.avtonom.org/en/node/14931
On the May 27, 2011, judge Zhanna Khvoynitskaya sentenced the Belarusian anarchists Ihar Alinevich, Mikalaj Dziadok, Aliaksandar Frantskievich, Maxim Vetkin and Yeveni Slivonchik. The young men were accused of a number of political actions, including an attack against the Russian embassy in Minsk in August of 2010.
Ihar Alinevich received a sentence of 8 years 'hard regime' (restricted allowances for visits, mail, and packages and other "privileges"); Mikalaj Dziadok received 4.5 years 'hard regime' and Aliaksandr Frantskievich was sentenced to 3 years 'hard regime' [has since been released]. Maxim Vetkin was given a 4 year sentence in a low-security prison and Yevgeni Silivonchik was sentenced to 1.5 years in open regime prison after cooperating with the investigation and giving testimony against his co-defendants.
Released on August 22, 2015 on the ground of pardon by president Lukashenko.