19 October 2017, Thursday, 15:55

The policeman from the “Kanavalau case” has been amnestied


The policeman Ruslan Sinitsyn, who did not take the fingerprints of Dzmitry Kanavalau was released from prison.

An opposition activist Barys Khamaida from Vitebsk told the charter97.org web-site about that.

“As far as I know from a reliable trustworthy source, Ruslan Sinitsyn was released according to the latest amnesty. He is now at home in Vitebsk. There are no other details so far”, - he said.

Ruslan Sinitsyn was sentenced to three years in prison. The trial was closed. Also the policeman was deprived of the right to take positions associated with police service for five years and the right to practice expert and forensic activities for five years.

The criminal case against Sinitsyn was filed according to the article 428 of the Criminal Code (Service negligence). In 2009 the policeman did not take the fingerprints of the conscript Dzmitry Kanavalau, who was last year found guilty of the explosions in Minsk and Vitebsk. Apart from that he gave the young man a certificate, proving that he had underwent such a procedure before.

Thus the conscript was not checked for his belonging to the explosion in Minsk on 4 July 2008.

According to the document of the criminal case, exactly the finger prints of Dzmitry Kanavalau were found on the explosive device which did not explode in 2008.