MINSK (RIA Novosti): Belarusian singer Angelica Agurbash , who recently lived in Russia and supported the protests of the Belarusian opposition, said that a criminal case was opened against her in Belarus for inciting social hatred and for publicly insulting President Alexander Lukashenko .
“The General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Belarus has already opened a criminal case against me under two articles – Article 130, Part 3 (incitement of social enmity and discord, committed by a group of persons or entailing grave consequences – ed.) And Article 368, Part 2 (public insult to the President – Ed. ), putting me on the wanted list, demanding my arrest, extradition and transfer to SIZO No. 1, “she said on her Instagram.
According to Belarusian legislation, Agurbash faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment for up to twelve years under the incriminated articles.
After the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020, in which Alexander Lukashenko won for the sixth time, who, according to the CEC, gained 80.1% of the vote, massive opposition protests began in the country, to suppress which the security forces, among other things, used special means and special equipment. In Belarus, criminal cases have been initiated against a number of opposition leaders, including calls for the seizure of power, the creation of an extremist group, a conspiracy to seize state power by unconstitutional means, and an attempted terrorist attack. On February 11, the KGB of Belarus announced that the situation in the country had stabilized, the peak of the protests had passed, their manifestations had practically disappeared.