Detainees in Belarus, the 33 employees of the Russian private military company “Wagner” and two Belarusian opposition blogger Sergei tikhanovski and politician Mikalai Statkevich is held on the same criminal case. On 30 July announced Belarus ‘ Investigatory Committee.
The case was initiated on the fact of preparation of mass riots (article 13, part 2 of article 293 of the Criminal code of the Republic of Belarus).
In addition, as stated in the press service of the Ministry, in relation to Tikhanovski a criminal case under part 3 of article 130 of the criminal code of Belarus on the facts of committing premeditated actions directed on excitation of different social hatred, the prize ofywow to commit a violent aggressive actions against law enforcement officers.
Tikhanovski – Belarusian blogger and opposition. He was a contender for the presidency, but he refused to register. Then he decided to nominate his wife Svetlana and her registered. The Tikhanovski detained on 29 may at the picket in Grodno in support of the nomination of his wife. Blogger accused of “organizing actions violating the public order”. On 29 July he extended the arrest for two months.
Statkevich is also under arrest in connection with the incident in Grenoble, although he insists that he wasn’t in town that day, told “Belsat”.
About the detention of 33 Russians who are in the PMCs “Wagner”, the Belarusian authorities announced on July 29. Many of them are included in the list of the Ukrainian website “Peacemaker” as participants in the armed conflict in the Donbass on the side of Pro-Russian militants.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with members of the security Council stated that it was necessary to apply to the relevant structures of the Russian Federation to explain the situation with the advent of the militants PMC “Wagner” in Belarus.
In Belarus is scheduled for August 9th inivory President.