Maksim Ankuda

sentenced to 1 1/2 years

Date of detention: 16 November 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 368 of the Criminal Code — Insulting the President of the Republic of Belarus

Sentence: 1 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Maryna Zapasnik

Maksim Ankuda was detained in a criminal case on group actions grossly violating public order (Article 342 of the Criminal Code).

He was transferred to pre-trial detention center and charged.

On May 27, 2022, Minsk Lieninski District Court found Maksim guilty of committing crimes under Part 1 of Article 368 and Article 369 of the Criminal Code. After combining the sentences he was sentenced to 18 months in jail and a fine of 3,200 rubles (about 950 US dollars).

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