Viktar Kuushynau

product director of the PandaDoc software company, released

Date of birth: 3 April

Date of detention: 2 September 2020

Charges indicted:

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

Viktar Kuushynau is product director of the PandaDoc software company. He was arrested on September 2 and taken into custody as a suspect in a criminal case under Part 4 of Art. 210 of the Criminal Code (theft through abuse of official capacity). On the same day, his apartment and office were searched.

PandaDoc founder Mikita Mikado publicly condemned the political repression in Belarus. In response to the events of August 6-11, Mikada and his business partner Siarhei Barysiuk launched an initiative called Protect Belarus to help law enforcement officers who lost their jobs after refusing to carry out criminal orders.

Kuushynau was held in pre-trial detention center No. 1 in Minsk.

Kuushynau was released on August 20, 2021, after spending nearly 12 months in pre-trial detention.

On August 24, the criminal case against the PandaDoc employees was closed.

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