Date of birth: 28 February 1982
Date of detention: 22 November 2020
Part 2 of Art. 339 of the Criminal Code - Hooliganism committed by a group of persons
Art. 369 of the Criminal Code - Insulting a government official
Sentence: 3 years
Penalty: restricted freedom in an open penal facility ("khimiya")
Prison sentence start date: 18 June 2021
Judge: Aliaksandr Rudenka
Prison: Open correctional facility No. 17
Maksim Taccianok is a designer, volunteer, former military man from Minsk.
Maksim is accused under part 2 of article 339 of the Criminal Code (group disorderly conduct) and article 369 of the Criminal Code (contempt of an official) for having made effigies of Natallia Kachanava, Minister of Internal Affairs, Ivan Kubrakou, and a riot policeman in balaclava against a white-red-white flag on the night of 20-21 November 2020.
According to the indictment, a group of people, which included Taccianok as well as Dzianis Zajancheuski, installed an effigy with photos of officials and a police officer and thereby expressed contempt for society, as well as deliberately and with particular cynicism humiliated the honor and dignity of the officials. Such actions were qualified by the investigators as group disorderly conduct.
Maksim was detained on 22 November 2020, then released, but then detained again and put in custody pending trial. On 26 February 2021, he was sentenced to 3 years of restricted freedom in an open-type correctional facility.