Maksim Seliazniou

sentenced to 15 years imprisonment


Date of birth: 15 September 1976

Charges indicted:

Art. 295 of the Criminal Code — Unlawful acts against firearms, ammunition and explosives
Art. 289 of the Criminal Code — An act of terrorism

Sentence: 15 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony

Judge: Dzmitryi Karsiuk

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

Maksim Seliazniou was convicted under two articles of the Criminal Code: Part 2 and Part 4 of Article 295 ('Illegal actions with firearms, ammunition, and explosives'), and Part 1 and Part 2 of Article 289 ('Act of terrorism').

On March 30, 2023, in the court of the Centraĺny District of Minsk, Judge Dzmitryi Karsiuk sentenced him to 15 years imprisonment in a medium-security penal colony and 200 base fines (7,400 Belarusian rubles; approx. $2,500) to the benefit of the state.

Besides, in this case, Dzmitryi Martsinkevich was tried for 'a failure to report a crime'. He was found guilty of 'failing to report on a certain known person who has committed a particularly serious crime, and on the whereabouts of such a person' under Part 1 of Article 406 of the Criminal Code and sentenced to three months of arrest.

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