Russian citizen to be tried for illegal stay in Belarus
The prosecutor’s office of the Beshenkovichi district (Vitebsk region) sent a criminal case to the court on charges of a repeatedly convicted citizen Russia in illegal presence on the territory Belarus until the end of the entry ban period. This was reported on Friday by the information service of the prosecutor’s office of the Vitebsk region.
“After studying the materials of the criminal case, the prosecutor’s office of the Beshenkovichi district came to the conclusion that the accusation was justified and an objective study of the circumstances of the crime. We agreed with the qualification of the deed under Article 371-2 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus (“Violation of the term for the ban on entry into the Republic of Belarus”),” it says in a prosecutor’s report.
According to the investigation, in December 2020, the law enforcement agencies of Belarus, for committing an administrative offense, decided to deport a citizen of the Russian Federation with a ban on entry into the country for five years for committing an administrative offense. Under escort, the man was escorted to the Russian Federation. Before the end of this period, the Russian entered the territory of Belarus in the spring of 2022, where he stayed, including in the Beshenkovichi district, until he was detained in January of this year for committing an administrative offense, the department added.
In accordance with Belarusian legislation, a citizen of the Russian Federation faces a sentence of up to one year in prison.