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Ales Kirkievich

Ales Kirkievich

The deputy chair and Hrodna leader of the Young Front. Born in 1989 in Hrodna, in the family of historians. Former student of the History Faculty of the Hrodna State University.

Chronology of repression

Participant of the 19 December 2010 rally. Detained during the 24 December solidarity picket outside the Okrestina detention center. Sentenced to 10 days in prison.  Released on 3 January 2011. On 6 January, fined for arranging an election meeting with presidential candidate Mikola Statkevich.

Arrested on 28 January after a search at his apartment and interrogation by Hrodna KGB, then escorted to the KGB Minsk prison and charged under the art. 293, part 2 of the Criminal Code (mass riots). He was sentenced to four years of imprisonment. On 1 September Kirkievich was released on amnesty.