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Belarus man seeks criminal prosecution for President Lukashenka

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Vitsebsk Hospital / Belsat

The Polatsk police department has received a complaint with a request to start a criminal case against Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The complaint was filed by Alyaksandr Matveyeu whose mother, found to have coronavirus, died in the Vitsebsk regional clinical hospital on April 2.  This was first reported by the Telegram channel Infektsionka. Several days later, this information was confirmed by Belsat TV: the police received a complaint from the man and registered it under number 547039. It says the following:

"I demand that a criminal case be opened against Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka born on 30.08.1954 in the village of Kopys, Republic of Belarus, who, while being President of the Republic of Belarus, failed to take necessary measures to protect the population from the spread of a very dangerous virus. As a result, Lidziya Dzmitryyeuna Matveyeva died on 02.04.2020 in the regional clinical hospital of Vitsebsk."

Death certificate of Lidziya Matveyeva / Belsat