Updated at 13:53,16-05-2022

KGB chief comments on riot case

Zmicier Lukashuk, Euroradio

KGB chief comments on riot case
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Talking to reporters in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, KGB chief Valery Vakulchyk explained whether the so-called riot case (also known as the White Legion case) would soon end up in court.

It is too early to say whether the case will be sent to court, Vakulchyk noted. The investigation is still in progress while the pronounced charges are serious, he stressed.

When asked by the journalists why so many suspects have already been released, Vakulcjyk said that all the charges were dropped with regard to those whose could not be proved guilty.

The investigators are now working with the rest of the suspects, the KGB chief added.

In late March and April, KGB detained some three dozen people and charged them with preparing a riot. Some of them were also accused of creating an illegal armed unit. Most of the detained have already been let off. Some of them saw their charges dropped. As of writing, 14 people remain behind bars under investigation.