Aleh Hrableuski

legal counsellor at the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, released

Date of birth: 15 August 1976

Date of detention: 3 February 2021

Charges indicted:

Part 4 of Art. 209 of the Criminal Code - Fraud committed by an organized group or on a large scale

Aleh Hrableuski, lawyer with the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Aleh Hrableuski is a legal counsellor at the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Hrableuski was detained on February 3, after he and the NGO's director Siarhei Drazdouski were questioned by officers of the Investigative Committee. The lawyer was held for 72 hours to await official charges.

The day before, February 2, the two human rights defenders spent seven hours under interrogation at the Department for Financial Investigations.

Hrableuski says that the officers called him a criminal and a swindler. They accused the NGO of referring several disabled persons to lawyers who helped these people defend their rights in protest-related cases. Hrableuski also said that during interrogation he was stripped naked and threatened with reprisals. No lawyers were allowed to intervene.

On July 31, Hrableuski was released to await his trial under travel restrictions.

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