A resident of Lyakhavichy is suspected of attempted infecting his former wife with HIV. He may face up to 13 years in prison.
On November 27, an unknown man approached the 38-year-old woman, gave an injection (there was blood in a syringe) in her leg and disappeared, Syarhei Duchenka, a representative of the Brest police, says.
The victim reported the situation to the police and the offender was detained. The detainee said that the attack on the woman had been ordered by her ex-husband. He was paid $50 for making such injection. However, as it turned out later, the perpetrator failed to find HIV blood and used his own blood, which was not infected.
The both men were arrested. The hirer, who has already had criminal records, is accused of attempted infection. The attacker is charged with hooliganism.