Belarus expected to extradite South Africa's most wanted man suspectedof pedophilia

MINSK. July 2 (Interfax) - The Republic of South Africa is drawing up a warrant to extradite a man from Belarus, rated No. 1 on Interpol's list of South Africa's most wanted people, Belarusian law enforcement agencies told Interfax on Thursday.

"The Interpol National Central Bureau in South Africa was notified that its citizen, who is the first on the national list of people wanted through Interpol channels, was detained in Belarus. Pretoria is currently drawing up a request for Belarus to extradite this man," he said.

It was reported earlier that the South African, a prominent lawyer in his country, is suspected of involvement in pedophilia-related crimes.

The South African in question was detained after he attempted to rob a bank office in Baranovichi on June 10. He reportedly threatened the bank workers with a knife and an object looking like a handgun and demanded that he be provided with cash and access to the bank depositary. When the bank workers refused to comply, he used violence against them.

The suspect is currently being held at a detention center in Baranovichi, the Brest region.



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