Four detained employees of PandaDoc have been charged with fraud committed by an organized group or on an especially large scale (part 4 of article 209 of the Criminal Code), TUT.by reports. Earlier, the human rights community of Belarus recognized them as political prisoners.
The charges against the company’s employees were brought against 11 September.
On September 2, searches were carried out in the Minsk office of PandaDoc. Four employees of PandaDoc were arrested for two months on suspicion of embezzlement on an especially large scale (part of Article 210 of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus). Among the detainees were chief accountant Yulia Shardyka, director Dzmitry Rabtsevich, product director Viktar Kuushynau, HR Uladzislau Mikhalap.
The company emphasizes that the accusations are false and are politically motivated, and the detained PandaDoc workers are actually taken hostage. On September 7, the human rights community of Belarus recognized Shardyka, Rabtsevich, Mikhalap and Kuushynau as political prisoners.
Earlier, the founders of PandaDoc, Siarhey Barisyuk and Mikita Mikada, initiated a project to raise money for security officials who decided to change their profession. During this time, the initiative has received more than 500 applications for such assistance, and some of these stories have received a wide public response.