The General Prosecutor’s Office announced the initiation of a criminal case on “violation of medical confidentiality” and “provision of false information” about Roman Bondarenko‘s death. According to the press service of the agency, “the suspects were detained.”
It is reported that the case was initiated against a doctor of the Healthcare Institution “City Clinical Hospital of Emergency Medical Care” and another person on the grounds of a crime under Part 3 of Art. 178 [violation of medical confidentiality, entailing grave consequences] of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus.
“Acting deliberately, for non-official purposes, the suspect entered into a criminal conspiracy with a representative of the internet resource (tut.by), who was informed about the results of Roman Bondarenko’s medical examination. Thus, he disclosed medical secrets, while providing false information,” the Prosecutor General’s Office reported.
They believe that “the actions of the named persons entailed grave consequences, expressed in increased tension in society, creating an atmosphere of mistrust in the competent state bodies, encouraging citizens to aggression and unlawful actions.” The Prosecutor General’s Office reported that “the suspects were detained”.
First, TUT.BY journalist Katerina Borisevich, who covered Roman Bondarenko’s death wasn’t answering her phone. Her daughter said she went to the store. Soon Katerina, accompanied by security officials, returned home. Less than an hour later, the journalist was taken away by plainclothesmen in masks.
Katerina Borisevich’s daughter said that their apartment was searched, and a laptop was taken away. Later it became known that the journalist was taken to the KGB pre-trial detention center. Katherine is to be interrogated tomorrow. Her status is still unknown.