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The Foreign Ministry hopes that Minsk will make the right decision on the Sapega case


MOSCOW, Dec 21 Russia hopes that the Belarusian authorities will make the right decision in the situation with the Russian woman Sophia Sapega, who is accused in Belarus under seven articles of the Criminal Code, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko. “Our consular officers, our embassy regularly visit her, are actively involved in all court cases concerning her future fate. We will hope that it will be adopted the right decision “, – said Rudenko. The Investigative Committee of Belarus reported that it had transferred the criminal case of the Russian woman to the prosecutor for referral to court, and she was finally charged under seven articles, including incitement to hostility and the organization of violence and threats against the security forces. Minsk airport due to a message about mining, which was not subsequently confirmed. This plane was flown by Roman Protasevich, who founded the Nexta Telegram channel, which was recognized as extremist in the republic. While checking documents at the Minsk airport, Protasevich was detained. A criminal case was initiated against him under several articles, including the article “organizing mass riots”, he faces up to 15 years in prison. Russian citizen Sapega was detained together with Protasevich. Initially, Sapega and Protasevich were held in a pre-trial detention center in Minsk, and then were transferred under house arrest.

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