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18 January 2021, 16:34

Belarusian prosecution initiates international search for Pavel Latushko

MINSK, 18 January (BelTA) – The Office of the Prosecutor General has sent a package of documents to start an international search for Pavel Latushko to Interpol's national office in Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Office of the Prosecutor General of Belarus.

Pavel Latushko faces accusations specified by several articles of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus. Those are part 1, Article 357 (conspiracy or other actions committed with the aim of seizing or retaining state power in an unconstitutional way), part 1, Article 361-1 (creation of an extremist entity or leadership of such an entity or its structural unit), and part 3, Article 361 (calls for actions meant to harm the national security of the Republic of Belarus).

The prosecution has authorized Pavel Latushko's detention as a measure of pre-trial restraint within the framework of a criminal case being investigated by the Central Investigative Office of the Investigative Committee of Belarus.

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