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Detained Belarusian Investigator Hospitalized
Radio Free Europe ^ | 8/8/10

Posted on 08/08/2010 9:56:22 AM PDT by LibWhacker

MINSK -- A jailed senior state prosecutor who was investigating corruption among State Security Committee (KGB) officials has been sent to a KGB hospital for an examination, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.

Svyatlana Baykova was arrested five months ago while investigating corruption among high-ranking KGB personnel. She has been held in pretrial detention in Minsk since March.

Mikhail Vouchak, Baykova's lawyer, told journalists today that she was suffering from kidney failure and her condition is "critical." Baykova was on a hunger strike for several days in June.

Vouchak said he hopes that after the medical examination Baykova will either be transferred to a public hospital or released on bail.

He also said that he has written to the prosecutor-general and KGB chairman urging them to release Baykova from detention pending completion of the investigation against her.

Baykova, who is officially charged with abuse of office, is known for her earlier probes of corruption among police officers.

In 2000, she began investigating the disappearance of former Interior Minister Yury Zaharanka. She was taken off that case in 2002.

Zaharanka's whereabouts remain unknown more than a decade after he vanished.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: belarusian; hospitalized; investigator
Getting too close to Pootie?

Just askin'.

1 posted on 08/08/2010 9:56:26 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Uh oh. Polonium soup.

2 posted on 08/08/2010 10:09:54 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose
Polonium soup.

Mmm, mmm, good!

3 posted on 08/08/2010 10:42:36 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: LibWhacker

Let’s hope this is not another case of the international pimp Soros’s puppets. He has lots of blood on his hands.

4 posted on 08/08/2010 10:48:57 AM PDT by eleni121 (But now, he that has a moneybag take it; without a sword let him sell his garment, and buy one.)
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To: LibWhacker

This is Belarus, so it’s too close to the “Stalin with a Combover”, Alexander Lukashenko.

5 posted on 08/08/2010 10:50:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: eleni121

Putin is teaming up with the Russian oligarchs and the west to get Luka overthrown. Putin thought saving Luka from a color revolution would lead to Belarus rejoining KGB Putin’s beloved Soviet Union. He was wrong and so now Putin thinks a color revolution in Belarus is a good idea!

6 posted on 08/08/2010 3:07:02 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Before Putin, Luka wanted to join with Russia, with Luka as the head.

Once Putin took over in Russia, Luka knew that wasn’t going to happen.

7 posted on 08/08/2010 3:08:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I think we should support Russian efforts to get Luka overthrown. This is our chance to get rid of him!

8 posted on 08/08/2010 3:13:10 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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