Code red: Ten persons arrested over tragedy in Belarus army

The Belarusian Investigative Committee has opened eight criminal cases under Art. 443, 455, 209 of the Criminal Code over the recent death of conscript Alyaksandr Korzhych.

The 21-year-old soldier was found hanged in the basement in the territory of a military unit in Pechy, his legs were tied up. According to the family and friends, senior conscripts bullied, battered and tortured the young man to squeeze money out of him. As a result, they allegedly killed him and then faked his suicide.

The investigators are taking measures to get the big picture of the tragedy, in particular, they are checking whether the officers of the 72nd Joint Training Center performed their duties properly and managed to prevent offenses and violations.

At the moment, there are seven junior officers (sergeants), as well as the senior non-commissioned officer of the company are on the list of suspects. They have been placed in detention.

(UPD) Criminal cases have been also initiated against two officers for their alleged inaction. They have been arrested as well.

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