KGB adds Maryia Kalesnikava and Maksim Znak to ‘terrorists’ list

2022 2022-05-25T13:49:07+0300 2022-05-25T18:50:12+0300 en https://spring96.org/files/images/sources/kalesnikava-znak-2.jpg The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Maryia Kalesnikava and Maksim Znak at the trial

Maryia Kalesnikava and Maksim Znak at the trial

The KGB updated the list of ‘terrorists’ with 15 new people, including Maryia Kalesnikava and Maksim Znak.

All of them have been previously convicted and are currently serving their sentences; most of them are recognized political prisoners.

  • Aliaksandr Zaitsau is convicted under Article 289 of the Criminal Code (act of terrorism).
  • Yauhen Pryvalau was a defendant in a criminal case against members of Army Together With the People Telegram channel, he was convicted under Article 293 of the Criminal Code (mass riots). Recognized as a political prisoner.
  • Siarhei Yarashevich was a defendant in a criminal case against members of Army Together With the People Telegram channel, he was convicted under Article 293 of the Criminal Code (mass riots). Recognized as a political prisoner.
  • Siarhei Korshun was a defendant in a criminal case against members of Army Together With the People Telegram channel, he was convicted under Article 293 of the Criminal Code (mass riots). Recognized as a political prisoner.
  • Antanina Kanavalava was a defendant in a criminal case against members of Army Together With the People Telegram channel, he was convicted under Article 293 of the Criminal Code (mass riots). Recognized as a political prisoner.
  • Siarhei Sparysh was a defendant in a criminal case against members of Army Together With the People Telegram channel, he was convicted under Article 293 of the Criminal Code (mass riots). Recognized as a political prisoner.
  • Maksim Znak, an associate of Viktar Babaryka, was convicted under three articles of the Criminal Code, but the KGB list includes only Article 361 (calls to actions aimed at harming national security). Recognized as a political prisoner.
  • Maryia Kalesnikava, an associate of Viktar Babaryka, was convicted under three articles of the Criminal Code, but the KGB list includes only Article 361 (calls to actions aimed at harming national security). Recognized as a political prisoner.
  • Raman Marusau leaked information to a Telegram channel, which was recognized as extremist. He is convicted under Article 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to hatred). Recognized as a political prisoner.
  • Yauhen Ivonchyk is convicted under Article 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to hatred).
  • Aliaksandr Nahela is believed by the prosecution to have posted 13 comments in a local Telegram chat, in which he verbally attacked the police for their actions during the protests after last year's elections. He is convicted under Article 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to hatred). Recognized as a political prisoner.
  • Dzianis Syrets was convicted under three articles of the Criminal Code, but the KGB list includes only Article 130 (incitement to hatred). Recognized as a political prisoner.
  • Yauhen Trushko is convicted under Article 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to hatred). 
  • Uladzislau Zeniuk is convicted under Article 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to hatred).
  • Anatol Matsulevich is convicted under Article 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement to hatred) and under Article 293 (mass riots).

Thus, the KGB list of individuals involved in terrorist activities already includes more than 60 Belarusians, including Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Pavel Latushka, and others.  The last time the list was updated was on May 20, when five new names were added.

 

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