Andrei Bastunets walks out from questioning

16.12.2020 Source: BAJ Press Service

In the morning Andrei Bastunets was interrogated as a witness in a criminal case, instigated under Article 361 of the Criminal Code (calls to actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus).

In particular, the Investigative Committee the chair of BAJ was a witness in a crime under part 3 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code of Belarus: "Actions referred to in paragraphs 1 or 2 of this Article, committed with the use of the media, or the global computer network Internet." The article provides for punishment of two to five years of imprisonment.

Andrei Bastunets had to sign a non-disclosure statement, and cannot speak about the details of the case.

However, he said that the case had nothing to do with the activities of the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

The interrogation carried out in the presence of a lawyer, lasted for about three hours.

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