Maryia Uspenskaya

Andrei Zeltzer widow, sent to coercive mental treatment

Prisoner

Date of birth: 15 June 1981

Date of detention: 28 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 139 of the Criminal Code — Murder

Sentence: compulsory treatment

Penalty: compulsory psychiatric treatment

Judge: Valiantsina Ziankevich

Prison: Scientific And Practical Center For Mental Health

Godparent: Maria Nilsson, member of the Swedish Parliament

Maryia Uspenskaya

Maryia Uspenskaya is the widow of Andrei Zeltser, an IT worker killed in his own apartment during a shootout with KGB officers on September 28, 2021.

Maryia was arrested the same day on suspicion of complicity in the murder of KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasiuk. At first, the woman was kept in the detention center in Akrestsin Street, then transferred to a pre-trial detention center.

Uspenskaya has a minor son from her first marriage.

In early December 2021, it became known that Maryia Uspenskaya spent three weeks in a mental clinic, where she was sent to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

The hearings began on May 31, 2022 in a closed regime. The trial is presided by Judge Valiantsina Ziankevich. Mariya is accused of complicity in the murder of KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasiuk under Part 2 of Article 139 of the Criminal Code. She is tried as "a person who has committed a socially dangerous act under the criminal law in a state of insanity or has become mentally ill after committing a crime" (Paragraph 13 of Article 6 of the CPC). Maryia's interests at the trial were represented by her mother, Maryia herself was not present at the trials. On June 16, the Minsk Municipal Court pronounced the ruling in the criminal case against Maryia Uspenskaya. Judge Valiantsina Ziankevich sentenced her to coercive treatment in a psychiatric hospital. 

Andrei Zeltser's widow to be sent in coercive mental treatment

On June 16, the Minsk Municipal Court pronounced the ruling in the criminal case against Maryia Uspenskaya, political prisoner and widow of Andrei Zeltser, who died in a shootout with a KGB officer. Judge Valiantsina Ziankevich sentenced her to coercive treatment in a psychiatric hospital. Maryia has been in custody for almost nine months.

 

Mail address: Scientific And Practical Center For Mental Health. 220053, Minsk, Daŭhinaŭski trakt 152

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