arborist and director of the Belarbo company
Date of birth: 11 Apr
Date of detention: 15 Sep 2020
Part 2 of Art. 293 of the Criminal Code - Participation in riots
Prison: Pre-trial detention center No. 1
Stsiapan Latypau is an arborist and director of the Belarbo company, a resident of a condominium near the so-called "Square of Change" in Minsk.
He was detained by riot police on September 15 outside his apartment building. His apartment was searched.
It was later reported that Stsiapan Latypau was detained as a suspect in a criminal case under Art. 293 of the Criminal Code (mass riots). On September 19, several government-controlled TV channels aired a story alleging that Latypau was suspected of organizing an illegal supply of dangerous chemicals and intended to use the poisonous substances against police officers.