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15 March 2017, 17:20

Belarusian citizen apprehended in Russia on hate crime charges

MINSK, 15 March (BelTA) – Yuri Baranchik has been apprehended in Russia upon request of the Investigation Committee of Belarus, BelTA learned from Sergei Kabakovich, Head of the Information and Public Relations Department of the Investigation Committee of Belarus.

The Investigation Committee of Belarus continues investigating a criminal case against Sergei Shiptenko, Yuri Pavlovets, and Dimitry Alimkin, who face charges specified by Part 3, Article 130 of the Criminal Code (incitement of racial, national, religious or other social hostility or strife by a group of individuals).

The investigation has implicated Yuri Baranchik, a Belarusian citizen, who permanently resides in Moscow, in unlawful activities described by Article 130 of the Criminal Code.

The investigator has issued an order to put Yuri Baranchik on the wanted list and ensure his pretrial detention. Yuri Baranchik was apprehended in Moscow on 15 March. His extradition to Belarus is being arranged, said Sergei Kabakovich.

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