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Investigation in progress into Iraqi citizen's death at Belarusian-Lithuanian border

The Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus is looking into the circumstances surrounding the death of an Iraqi citizen at the Belarusian-Lithuanian border, the committee's representatives told BelTA.

The source said: “According to the investigation team, in the evening on 3 August checking up on a report submitted by local residents personnel of the border guard station Benyakoni found a 29-year-old man in a field near the Belarusian-Lithuanian border in Voronovo District. The man was in a difficult condition and had multiple bodily injuries. Despite prompt first medical aid the man died. Initial investigative actions identified the man as a citizen of Iraq.”

The investigators examined the site of the accident, recorded the evidence, and interviewed the witnesses, including personnel of the State Border Committee and local residents. A forensic examination was ordered to find out the exact cause of death. According to a preliminary report from the State Forensic Examination Committee, death by violence has been confirmed.

The Central Office of the Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on charges specified by part 1, article 139 (murder) of the Criminal Code. Investigative actions and procedural actions are in progress.

Source: BelTA.