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Yauheni Hovar was released after the end of his sentence

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

It became known that political prisoner and member of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union Yauheni Hovar was released after serving his sentence.

Yauheni Hovar
Yauheni Hovar

Before his arrest, Yauheni worked at the OJSC Byelorussian Steel Works in Zhlobin. He was tried together with Ihar Povarau and Aliaksandr Babrou under part 1 of article 342 of the Criminal Code. All of them are members of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BNP), which was liquidated by the authorities.

On August 17, in protest against election fraud and violence against peaceful demonstrators, Hovar together with other workers of BMZ blocked the road for technological transport on the territory of the plant. On February 1, 2021, Yuheni was sentenced to two and a half years in a general regime colony.

In September 2021, the political prisoner was transferred from the colony to "chemistry" under an amnesty.

In early July, Hovar was released from Berezovsky colony, having served his sentence in full. Evgeny served more than 2 years and 5 months in prison.

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