Maksim Sakovich

employee of Belarusian Railway, released

Date of birth: 16 August 1985

Date of detention: 21 September 2021

Charges indicted:

Art. 361 of the Criminal Code β€” Calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of the Republic of Belarus

Maksim Sakovich is a senior power dispatcher at Belarusian Railway.

Sakovich was detained on September 22, 2021. The man was held as part of a criminal investigation into "high treason" (Article 356 of the Criminal Code) involving several employees of Belarusian factories who supported local strikes and were part of the Rabochy Rukh labor rights group. This initiative was labeled as "extremist" on September 21.

On November 12, Sakovich was released under a written undertaking not to leave, a personal guarantee and bail.

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