Criminal case opened over Raman Bandarenka’s death

The Changes Square has been turned into a public memorial. Raman Bandarenka died the night before in hospital after being brutally detained and beaten by unknown assailants. Minsk, Belarus. November 13, 2020. Photo: BB / Belsat

The General Prosecutor’s Office has opened a criminal case over the death of Raman Bandarenka.

The criminal case was initiated under Part 3 Article 147 of the Criminal Code for intentional infliction of grievous bodily harm resulting in imprudent death.

The General Prosecutor’s Office stressed that “there was found no involvement of the police officers in the infliction of bodily harm to R. I. Bandarenka”.

Earlier, the circumstances of Raman Bandarenka’s murder case were published by the initiative of the Belarusian law enforcement officers “ByPol”. Bandarenka died on November 12, 2020 after being beaten and kidnapped from the Changes Square.

According to ByPol, law enforcement officers, Dzmitry Baskau, chairman of the Ice Hockey Federation, his friend Dzmitry Shakuta, press secretary of Alyaksandr Lukashenka Natalya Eismant and others could have been involved in the beating and kidnapping of Raman.