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Freelancer from Japan denied entry to Belarus

Society 20.03.2017 | 18:21

MINSK, 20 March (BelTA) – Belarusian border guards refused entry to a Japanese freelancer whose name appeared on Belarus' “stop list”, official representative of Belarus State Border Committee Anton Bychkovsky told journalists on 20 March, BelTA has learned.

The Japanese freelancer arrived at Minsk National Airport. The traveler was denied entry into the country as he was earlier included in the list of persons whose entry to Belarus is prohibited or undesirable.

According to First Deputy Head of Minsk Border Guard Group Ruslan Mikulich, on the night of 19 March, during the checking of the passengers of a Kiev-Minsk flight a Japanese national born in 1969 was stopped at the border as he had been included in the list of persons whose entry into the Republic of Belarus is prohibited or undesirable. “We were able to establish that this person was in Ukraine and the Republic of Iraq during the hostilities as evidenced by the stamps in his passport,”Ruslan Mikulich said. In addition, the open-source analysis revealed that the Japanese citizen had been detained on the territory of Iraq on suspicion of participation in the terrorist organization Islamic State in October 2016.

The citizen of Japan was denied entry into the Republic of Belarus.

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