Open Russia coordinators detained in Minsk are in the status of suspects
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Open Russia coordinators detained in Minsk are in the status of suspects

12 August , 09:30SocietyPhoto: theworldnews.net
Open Russia coordinators Artyom Vazhenkov (pictured) and Igor Rogov, who were detained during the protests in Minsk, are in the status of suspects in a criminal case on participation in mass riots. They face up to eight years in prison.

- These citizens were detained in Minsk at 2:00 on August 11 in the area of the Riga supermarket with outward signs of alcoholic intoxication. At the moment they are in the status of suspects in a criminal case initiated by the USC in Minsk on the grounds of Art. 293 h. 2. UK (Participation in Mass Riots), - BelTA quotes the message of the Investigative Committee of Belarus.

The agency writes that it has operational footage, which shows that Vazhenkov and Rogov report that they arrived in the capital of Belarus on August 8 "for tourist purposes". BelTA calls them “riot provocateurs”.

Let us remind you that Open Russia announced the disappearance of the coordinators the day before. Later, the media circulated a video, which shows how several detainees are lying on the ground, another is on his knees, and another is standing and giving explanations. Open Russia indicated that the frames are missing coordinators.

Note that there are more and more reports of the detention of journalists during protest actions in Belarus. Security officials smash the correspondents' equipment and take away the footage.

Channel Belsat talked about the detention of Pavel Potapov and Ivan Muravyov, who were driving a car and filming what was happening on their phones. They were taken away in an unknown direction. Several journalists were injured at the Pushkinskaya metro station in Minsk.

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