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23 August 2021, 16:49

Belarus launches criminal investigation into national flag desecration in Poland

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MINSK, 23 August (BelTA) – A criminal case was launched following the desecration of the national flag of Belarus by unidentified persons in Poland, BelTA learned from Head of the Minsk Office of the Investigative Committee of Belarus Sergei Pasko.

“According to the data obtained by the investigative team, no later than 21 August 2021, unidentified persons in Poland deliberately and demonstratively, in a bid to make a political and ideological statement, threw the national flag of the Republic of Belarus on the ground, defaced it and trampled on it, thereby expressing disrespect and disdain for it. These unidentified persons filmed their illegal actions and then posted the video on various Internet resources for public view,” the Investigative Committee informed.

The Minsk Office of the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case under Article 370 (desecration of national symbols) of the Criminal Code. The investigation is now underway. The information about the involvement of Belarusian nationals staying in a foreign state is being checked.

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