Aleh Minich

A Belarusian IT programmer from Grodno, one of the founders of Multclub, a series of satirical cartoons on current Belarusian issues.

Chronicle of repression

KGB officers visited the apartment of Minich on 16 August 2005. They rang the doorbell and introduced themselves as a television repairmen. Five KGB agents conducted search in the apartment. Aleh Minich was taken to KGB department, where he was informed about criminal proceedings instituted against him for creating animations that feature a character that bear resemblance to Aliaksandr Lukashenka. Minich had to sign an undertaking not to leave the city. He was accused under the article 368, part 2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (public insult of the President of the Republic of Belarus). In 2006, Minich left Belarus, fearing further political persecution. He currently lives in Germany and works as an expert in special effects in films. He continues to create satirical animations about Belarusian political life.

Cases, concerning this person:

Other political prisoners

  • Mikalay Autukhovich
  • Ales Kirkievich
  • Tatsiana Tsishkevich
  • Zmicer Hvedaruk
  • Aleh Surgan