Viachaslau Maliaichuk

sentenced to 22 years of imprisonment

Date of birth: 27 March 1985

Date of detention: 26 March 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 295 of the Criminal Code — Unlawful acts against firearms, ammunition and explosives
Art. 295-3 of the Criminal Code — Illegal actions in relation to objects which action is based on use of combustible substances

Sentence: 22 years

Penalty: imprisonment in a maximum-security penal colony

Judge: Uladzimir Areshka

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

Viachaslau Maleichuk was convicted under Part 1 of Article 14 and Part 1 of Article 289, Part 1 of Article 13 and Part 3 of Article 289 (preparation and attempt to act of terrorism), Part 3 and Part 4 of Article 295 (illegal actions concerning explosives), Part 1 of Article 295-3 (Illegal actions concerning objects which action is based on use of combustible substances) and was sentenced to 22 years of imprisonment in a penal colony for ‘organizing acts of terrorism in Barysaŭ and Minsk on March 25, 2022’.

On March 26, 2021, the Ministry of Internal Affairs stated that it had prevented the terrorist attacks in Minsk and in the military unit in Piečy. After his arrest, the KGB putViachaslau and the other defendants in the case on the list of persons involved in terrorist activities.

On May 30, Minsk regional court pronounced the verdict against a 37-year-old Viachaslau Maleichuk who was accused of preparing acts of terrorism in Barysaŭ and Minsk on March 25, 2021. A panel of judges chaired by Judge Uladzimir Areshka sentenced him to 22 years in high-security penal colony. This was the punishment requested by the representative of the Prosecutor General's Office. The trial lasted three weeks behind closed doors. 

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