In Borisov, a criminal case was opened against a taxi driver who refused to give a ride to a Russian serviceman on assistance to extremist activities (Article 361-4 of the Criminal Code), informs human rights project “Spring”.
The video went viral on April 13. A taxi driver tells a Russian serviceman: “Until the troops are withdrawn, we won’t take you. Goodbye. Contact your leadership.”
Pro-government channels wrote that after that the taxi driver was detained. In the video they published, the man admits that he sent a videotaped conversation with the military to one of the telegram channels.
A criminal case was brought against him allegedly for sending a video about the movement of military equipment.
Belarus does not formally take part in the war that Russia unleashed in Ukraine, but Moscow uses its territory and railway lines to form trains and send them to Ukraine, as well as to bring ammunition and fuel.
April 13 Investigative Committee of Belarus informedthat in the Gomel region seven criminal cases “on promoting extremist activity” were opened. According to the investigation, the suspects took photos and videos on mobile phones about the maneuvers of military equipment and handed them over to the administrators of telegram channels recognized as extremist in Belarus.