Belarusian woman was subjected to violence in Italian foster family during 12 years

Belarusian woman was subjected to violence in Italian foster family during 12 years

The Embassy of Belarus in Italy is monitoring a situation with a Belarusian who suffered violence there.

We are talking about a 22-year-old girl who fell victim to a couple. According to Italian media, elderly Italians, who accepted the Belarusian for health improvement, were detained on charges of sexual violence and fraud.

The family received the girl from an area affected by the 1986 Chernobyl accident for 12 years. All this time she was subjected to cruel treatment.

Andrei Shuplyak, Deputy Head of the Information and Digital Diplomacy Department of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry:
At the moment, she is in the center for citizens affected by violence. The center is located near the city where she lived. There she is provided with all the necessary assistance that is provided to people in similar situations, psychological assistance included. The police are investigating.

Our embassy is in contact with Italian law enforcement agencies, it is monitoring the situation in order to fully ensure the observance of the interests and rights of the Belarusian citizen.

According to the newspaper Il Messaggero, the detained couple spent part of the insurance sum which belonged to the Belarusian woman after a traffic accident (more than 2 million euros) for own needs. Two villas and the car of the family have been seized.