Belarusian thieves "don’t dare show up here"
According to the Belarusian Minister of Internal Affairs, the existence of thieves in law should not bother the citizens, as it is under the control of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption.
Belarusian law enforcers control both already crowned thieves in law and those who could claim the criminal title. Igor Shunevich, the Belarusian Minister of Internal Affairs, spoke on channel Belarus 1 of the way the country’s law enforcement agencies are dealing with the organized crime.
According to Mr. Shunevich, the existence of thieves in law should not bother the citizens, as it is under the control of the Main Directorate for Combating Organized Crime and Corruption.
“The effort is made everywhere and every day, in a fairly rigid professional manner”, the Minister said.
Shunevich added that to date, the Ministry of Internal Affairs is aware of 6 thieves in law of Belarusian descent. All of them had been given the title abroad since they have no right to get their crown in Belarus, the Minister said. According to him, three of the Belarusian thieves are now in prison, two are abroad and "don’t dare show up here", and one is under preventive supervision in Slutsk.
According to CrimeRussia sources, in 2015 Belarusian prisons had four thieves, but in April 2015 they all were referred to as ex-thieves. Medvezhonok (Bear), Lebed (Swan), Pashtet Minsky and Mumu were then dismissed from their responsibilities under the decision made by a gathering involving Rovshan Lenkoransky, Adu Zugdidsky, Dato Surgutsky, Valter and others. Self-proclaimed Belarusian thief in law Den Bobruisky is also serving his time for the involvement in Sergey Molnar’s gang.
Zaur Dadaev, who is imprisoned for the murder of politician Boris Nemtsov, may soon be put in stricter conditions of detention. Being sent for any, sometimes contrived violations of the regime in a punitive confinement (SHIZO), Dadaev is being forced to pass a check on the lie detector and give evidence on the Nemtsov case.
The video showing prisoner being tortured by officers of the Yaroslavl correctional camp No. 1 (IK-1), which was published on July 20, caused a public outcry and the initiation of a criminal case by the Investigative Committee. However, a year ago, an ICR officer found no exceeding of official powers in the video, thus justifying the torture.
A large-scale purge of thieves in law, which started shortly after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s coming to power, continues in Armenia. After receiving threats of arrests, thieves were taken in custody for carrying weapons and drugs.
However, the thief, who is currently dividing the spheres of influence in Ukraine’s Odessa region with Antimoz Kukhilava through his representatives, has been sentenced in absentia. Mindiya Goradze is not in Georgia at the moment.