Activist involved in anarchists’ case faces charges for hacker attacks

2011 2011-02-25T13:09:16+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Aliaksandr Frantskevich, one of the accused in so-called “anarchists” case currently in custody in Minsk pre-trial prison #1 in Valadarski Street, is now facing additional charges for hacker attacks on the official web-site of Navapolatsk town executive committee.

According to, Minsk city department of internal affairs has initiated a criminal case against Aliaksandr Frantskevich for alleged attacks on the web-site The anarchist is said to have uploaded malware and thus managed the site’s contents.

The activist was detained on 3 September 2010 on suspicion of involvement in the attacks on a police station in Salihorsk. He was later charged with attacking the Defense Ministry Headquarters and the central office of the Trade Union Federation.