Belarussian policeman is having a hunger-strike in Ecuadorian prison
13:51, — Politics
Aliaxandar Barankau asks not to extradite him to Belarus.
This human rights activists have reported to "Belsat". Footage about the former police officer has been shown by the Ecuadorian TV channel "Ecuavisa".
Former Belarusian investigator Aliaxandar Barankau has a hunger-strike in protest against the fact that his refugee status can be taken away, after what he will be extradited to Belarus. There was a court on this case on June 21, which supposed to take a decision about his extradition to Belarus. The refugee status has not yet taken from the detainee, but he remains behind bars.
According to the information that informational and educational institution "Platform" received from a friend of Barankau on July 5, the Belarusian authorities are trying in different ways to get his extradition.
Two weeks after the visit of Aliaxandar Lukashenka, a story about the Belarusian has been shown in a night newscast of "Televistazo" on the TV channel "Ecuavisa", which the locals perceive as the most objective. It is said that the case about Barankau’s refugee status is not yet complete.
It was the “platform” that reported about the detention of Aliaxandar Barankau in Ecuador, with which he has contacted by telephone on June 17. It happened on the eve of the Latin American tour of Aliaxandar Lukashenka. Barankau connects his arrest with the arrival of the Belarusian ruler to Ecuador.
The former investigator fled from his Homeland after the KGB initiated two criminal cases against him. According to Barankau, it could be a revenge for the fact that during his service in law enforcement structures he has identified numerous instances of abuse and corruption among law enforcement agencies and commercial entities. After his departure to Ecuador government declared him wanted by Interpol.
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