In Belarus, they opened a terrorism case against a Russian who set fire to a policeman's car According to the Belarusian authorities, a man set fire to the police chief's personal car “for extremist, political reasons”, and also punctured the wheels of 39 trolleybuses
Belarus opened a criminal case on terrorism against a Russian living in Gomel. This is reported by Belta with reference to the head of the KGB department for the Gomel region Alexander Melnikov.
According to the KGB spokesman, the Russian “ for extremist, political reasons '' set fire to the personal car of the first deputy head of the department for the execution of punishments of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Gomel region. In addition, he punctured the wheels of 39 trolleybuses 'in order to stop public transport,' Melnikov said.
“ Currently, the department is investigating a criminal case on the fact of an act of terrorism against this person, '' & mdash; said a KGB spokesman. He did not name the Russian.
According to Art. 289 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (act of terrorism), explosion, arson or other actions that create a risk of death of people '' in order to influence decision-making by the authorities, or obstruct political or other social activities, intimidate the population, or destabilize public order '' is punishable by imprisonment for term from eight to 15 years.
On December 21, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, responding to the comments of journalists that several Russians were under investigation and trial in Belarus, said that Moscow was in constant dialogue with Minsk. “The fate of any Russian citizen who is persecuted abroad is handled by the Russian side through our missions abroad. & lt; … & gt; Everything that is possible is being done to protect the interests of our citizens, '' he said.
On July 1, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said that at that time 785 Russians were in custody in Belarus, of which more than 500 were serving sentences, about 160 were in the status of accused, almost 100 were suspects. According to Zakharova, diplomats are keeping all cases under control.
On December 8, Belarus brought a final charge against Russian woman Sofya Sapega under articles on inciting social enmity and hatred, a crime against information security and rules for handling personal data, as well as about threats against law enforcement officers. After the forced landing of the Ryanair plane in Minsk in May, the girl was removed from the flight together with the ex-editor-in-chief of the Nexta Telegram channel (recognized as extremist in the country) Roman Protasevich. A few months ago, a video was published in Belarus in which Sapega claims that she was the administrator of the Telegram channel Black Book of Belarus. (also recognized as extremist in Belarus), where the personal data of employees of the internal affairs bodies were published.
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