Criminal Case On Mass Riots Opened Against 231 Detainees In Belarus

The Investigative Committee reported that after Sunday march, 231 detainees have been declared suspects in a criminal case of mass riots.

“According to the investigation, on 1 November, unauthorized mass events took place in the capital, during which several hundred citizens were detained for grossly violating public order. Their actions were associated with obvious disobedience to the demands of the authorities and entailed disruption to the work of transport and organizations.

The objects of urban infrastructure and the car of the internal affairs bodies were damaged. A criminal case was initiated on the fact of organizing actions that grossly violate public order, and active participation in them under Part 1 of Art. 342 of the Criminal Code. 231 people were identified as suspects in the case, they were questioned about the circumstances of the illegal actions.

Investigative actions and operational-search measures are being carried out to identify other persons involved in illegal activities,” reads the statement.

Article 342 of the Criminal Code provides for punishment from a fine to three years in prison. According to Belsat, journalists Dmitry Buyanov, Dmitry Kravchuk and Artem Bogoslavsky also became suspects in the criminal case.

“What was yesterday, some kind of know-how, because the previous Sunday marches were no different from this one,” a Minsk lawyer, who confirmed the reports that most detainees have been accused of¬†organizing or actively participating in mass riots, said.

Recall that about 300 people were detained during the March against Terror on Sunday, 1 November.

Source: TUT.BY