Maksim Bas

sentenced to 3 1/2 years of imprisonment


Date of birth: 21 February 1991

Date of detention: 29 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 369 of the Criminal Code — Insulting a government official
Art. 130 of the Criminal Code — Incitement to hatred

Sentence: 3 1/2 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a general-security penal colony

Judge: Iryna Maiko

Prison: Penal colony No. 15

Godparent: Mattea Meyer, Member of the Swiss National Council

On the list of “terrorists” (money transfers are prohibited)

Maksim Bas was detained in Minsk for publishing comments on the Internet in connection with the deaths of IT worker Andrei Zeltser and KGB agent Dzmitry Fedasiuk.

On October 24, 2022, Judge Iryna Maiko of the Minsk Regional Court heard the case of the political prisoner. She found Bas guilty of ‘insulting a government official’ (Article 369 of the CC) and ‘inciting hatred’ (Article 130 of the CC) and sentenced him to three and a half years of imprisonment and a fine of 3,200 Belarusian rubles ($1,260).


Mail address: Penal colony No. 15. 213105, Mahilioŭ, Viejna, Slaŭharadskaja šaša 183

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