25 Sep 2018 14:19

Minsk investigators drop case against late ex-Director of BelaPAN news agency Lipai

MINSK. Sept 25 (Interfax) - The Minsk Investigative Committee has closed down a criminal case against journalist Ales Lipai, who died on August 23.

The committee ruled that the investigation would be terminated based on Part 1 of Clause 7 of Article 29 of the Belarusian Criminal Procedure Code (circumstances ruling out proceedings in a criminal case in relation to a dead person), the BelaPAN news agency reported quoting the committee.

A criminal case on tax evasion charges (Belarusian Criminal Code Article 243, Part 2) was opened against Lipai, former director of BelaPAN, in June 2018.