Antifascist from Brest. Detained on 2 March 2021 on suspicion of involvement in a criminal organisation of anarchists and gross violation of public order (Articles 285 and 342 of the Criminal Code). Andrei has a history of repression, he was serving an administrative arrest in early August 2020.
An international criminal organisation case was filed against Minsk activists Aliaksandr Frantskevich, Andrei Chapiuk, Akikhira Gajeuski-Khanada and Maryia Rabkova in February 2021. Law enforcers claim that the organisation had chapters in various cities and countries and was sponsored by some informal foundations. In early March, seven people were detained in Brest, and another 15 suspects, according to law enforcers, left Belarus.
On September 6, 2022, Andrei was sentenced to 5 years in a reinforced regime colony and a fine of about $6,300.
Address for letters:
SIZO-1, ul. Volodarskogo 2, Minsk, 220030
Andrey Igorevich Marach
Date of birth 10 November 1995