Human rights defenders confirmed this information to the "Zerkalo" portal.

He may face up to 20 years in prison, or the death penalty, if paragraph 3 of the article is applied, if the case is classified as committed by an organized group.

Shadko did not come to the meeting in Moscow on March 10 and did not answer the phone calls.

His apartment was broken into, but the police found no traces of anything criminal there.

Then it became known that he was detained, and the official is in the KGB pre-trial detention center.

He is allegedly familiar with Belarusians who were detained in the case of sabotage at the airfield in Machulyshche.

According to "Vyasny", Dmytry Shadko is now in the pre-trial detention center of the KGB of Belarus.

He was detained in Moscow by FSB officers on March 10.

Shadko managed to inform his colleagues that FSB officers had come to him.

Almost immediately he was transferred to Minsk.

Sources of "Viasna" report that in order to cover up the "hype" of the arrest of the assistant chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission, the FSB officers made a special informational "injection" about the alleged disappearance of Shadko.

Information about this appeared on March 13 in pro-government Russian mass media and Telegram channels.

At that time, Shadko was already in the KGB pre-trial detention center, and the FSB officers knew it.

Shadko was associated with the "Raleviks" for a long time and from time to time participated in their events - he allegedly personally knew some people who were detained in connection with sabotage in Machulyshche.

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Who is Dmitry Shadko

Dmitri Shadko was born in 1979 in Minsk.

He graduated from BDUIR and the Academy of Management under the President.

Worked in the Central Committee of the Belarusian Patriotic Union of Youth, assistant to the general director, leading specialist of TKD Unispectr CJSC, executive secretary, deputy editor-in-chief and editor-in-chief of the magazine "Planeta".

In 2011, Shadko became the Deputy Minister of Information, and a few years later - the First Deputy Minister of Communications and Informatization.

He remained in this position until May 2019, then resigned.

Most recently, Shadko held the position of assistant to Mikhail Myasnikovich, chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (a body of the Eurasian Economic Union, which includes Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Kazakhstan).