Date of detention: 19 Nov 2020
Art. 178 of the Criminal Code - Disclosure of medical confidentiality
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Artsiom Sarokin, a doctor at Minsk emergency care hospital, was arrested on November 19 following an order by the Prosecutor General’s Office. Sarokin, together with tut.by reporter Katsiaryna Barysevich, was charged under Part 3 of Art. 178 of the Criminal Code for disclosing a medical secret, which allegedly led to serious consequences in connection with the publication of medical documents concerning the death of Raman Bandarenka.
The information contained in these documents refutes the statements of officials alleging that Raman Bandarenka was drunk at the time of the beating, after which he was taken to the police station.