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04 August 2021, 19:59

Investigation in progress into Iraqi citizen's death at Belarusian-Lithuanian border

MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) – The Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus is looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of an Iraqi citizen at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border, the committee's representatives told BelTA.

The source said: “According to the investigation team, in the evening on 3 August checking up on a report submitted by local residents personnel of the border guard station Benyakoni found a 29-year-old man in a field near the Belarusian-Lithuanian border in Voronovo District. The man was in a difficult condition and had multiple bodily injuries. Despite prompt first medical aid the man died. Initial investigative actions identified the man as a citizen of Iraq.”

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“The reaction was immediate. The Investigative Committee, under the supervision of the prosecutor's office, was instructed to immediately launch an investigation. They were tasked to interview local residents (who reported about a beaten man who later died in the arms of border guards),” the Telegram channel informs.

The investigators examined the site of the accident, recorded the evidence, and interviewed the witnesses, including personnel of the State Border Committee and local residents. A forensic examination was ordered to find out the exact cause of death. According to a preliminary report from the State Forensic Examination Committee, death by violence has been confirmed.

The Central Office of the Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on charges specified by part 1, article 139 (murder) of the Criminal Code. Investigative actions and procedural actions are in progress.

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