Maria Viktorovna Uspenskaya
Political prisoners
Bank of letters 3
In custody: 996 days
folder Categories of cases: Zeltser's case
Hometown: Minsk
Date of birth 15.06.1981
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Maria was the wife of Andrei Zeltser.

It is known that the woman collected signatures for Tikhаnovskaya in 2020. But, they say, she did not want to participate in protest actions because of her little son.

Maria was detained on September 28 , 2021 on suspicion of joint participation in the murder of an employee of the State Security Committee .

On September 28, employees of the State Security Committee of Belarus conducted searches and raids on residents participating in the 2020 protests in Minsk. Andrey Zeltser, refused to open the door to law enforcement officers (dressed in civilian clothes and did not have official insignia) and locked himself inside the apartment with his wife, armed with a hunting rifle. Both were videotaping at the same time. After breaking into the door, Zeltser opened fire with a hunting rifle at the employees of the State Security Committee who broke into the apartment. Dmitry Fedosyuk, an employee of the State Security Committee, was injured. On the same day, he died of his injuries in the hospital. Andrey Zeltser was shot by return fire.

On September 29, the Investigative Committee of Belarus opened a criminal case under the article on the murder of a person in connection with his official activities.

On August 26, 2022, it became known that Andrei Zeltser's widow Maria Uspenskaya was transferred from the pre-trial detention center to the «Novinki» psychiatric hospital.

Andrey Zeltser is Maria's second husband, from a previous marriage Maria has a schoolboy son.

Trial outcome 16.06.2022:

compulsory treatment

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