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In pictures: Supreme Court starts hearing bribery case involving former deputy state secretary of Security Council

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The Supreme Court of Belarus on March 10 started hearing a bribery case involving Andrej Uciuryn, a former deputy state secretary of the Security Council of Belarus.

There are 16 accused in the case, including eight government officials and bank executives and eight representatives of commercial firms.

Officials involved in the case allegedly took bribes in exchange for contracts for the supply of telecommunications equipment, computers and software to regional branches of Belarus’ state-owned telecommunications company Beltelecom.

In particular, Mr. Uciuryn is accused of accepting at least $190,000 in bribes. He also faces a charge of incitement to bribery.

Colonel Uciuryn was reportedly arrested on April 23, 2019. The following day Aliaksandr Lukašenka dismissed him from his position as deputy state secretary of the Security Council for what was called “misconduct discrediting the rank of military officer.”

The KGB reported in May that Mr. Uciuryn had been caught red-handed taking a bribe of $148,600 from a representative of what the KGB called the "Russian commercial organization G." in exchange for “assistance in advancing its interests in the Republic of Belarus.”

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