Case of Lonshakov in Tavrichanka

Case History

Oleg Lonshakov from Russia received a residence permit in Belarus and lived in Brest. On September 29, 2021, security forces came to his apartment and arrested him. The believer was placed in a temporary detention center for 2 days, after which he was sent to a pre-trial detention center until November 8. He learned from Belarusian law enforcement officers that Russia had opened a criminal case against him for extremism and put him on the interstate wanted list. On October 14, 2021, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Belarus refused to extradite Lonshakov to the Russian authorities and released him.