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  • TUT.BY Journalist Borisevich Transferred To Gomel Women’s Colony

    As TUT.BY learned, recently our colleague Katerina Borisevich was transferred to the women’s colony in Gomel. Katerina was sentenced to six months of imprisonment in the so-called “0 ‰ of alcohol” case. The term of imprisonment expires on 19 May, that is, in two days she must be released.

    Recall that Kate­ri­na Bori­se­vich was tried for dis­clos­ing med­ical secrets, which, accord­ing to the Pros­e­cu­tor General’s Office, entailed grave con­se­quences, that is “increased ten­sion in soci­ety, the cre­ation of an atmos­phere of mis­trust in the com­pe­tent state bod­ies, encour­ag­ing cit­i­zens to aggres­sion and ille­gal actions”. Emer­gency hos­pi­tal doc­tor Artem Sorokin was also found guilty in the case, he was sen­tenced to two years of impris­on­ment sus­pend­ed for a year and released in a court­room, while Bori­se­vich remained in cus­tody. Both Kate­ri­na and Artem plead­ed not guilty.

    Recall that last Novem­ber, the Inves­tiga­tive Com­mit­tee out­lined its ver­sion of events, stat­ing that “dur­ing the ini­tial exam­i­na­tion, along with bod­i­ly injuries, he [Roman Bon­darenko] was diag­nosed with alco­hol intox­i­ca­tion.” How­ev­er, almost simul­ta­ne­ous­ly with this state­ment, a copy of a med­ical doc­u­ment emerged online, which indi­cat­ed that there was no alco­hol in Bondarenko’s blood. Bori­se­vich was tasked with check­ing this infor­ma­tion. After a while, an arti­cle was pub­lished on TUT.BYEmer­gency Hos­pi­tal Doc­tor: “Bon­darenko Had 0 ‰ Of Alco­hol, We Found Noth­ing” [In Eng­lish]

    The prosecutor’s office filed a protest against Borisevich’s ver­dict “in view of the lenien­cy of the sen­tence imposed”, but the Min­sk City Court upheld it – six months in prison. Our col­league was detained on 19 Novem­ber 2020, all this time she was kept in a pre-tri­al deten­tion cen­tre (first in Min­sk, then in Zhodi­no, and in Mogilev), where one day equals one day in a colony. Her prison term expires on 19 May, Kate­ri­na should be released.


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