Ilya Salei, a lawyer for the convicted former head of Belgazprombank and former presidential candidate Viktor Babariko, left Belarus for Poland. He announced this in his instagram.
“With regard to the verdict against Viktor Dmitrievich Babariko and the transfer to the court of the case of Masha Kolesnikova and Maksim Zanak, according to which I was detained in September 2020 and remains an accused to this day, and taking into account other events , I made a forced decision to leave Belarus temporarily, ”wrote Ilya Salei.
According to him, until recently, a measure of restraint in the form of bail chosen by the investigation was effective against him. Ilya Salei said that now he is independently responsible for his actions, including material responsibility. “I am grateful to the hundreds of people who supported me over the past year, and were willing to personally bail out for me if necessary, without expecting anything in return,” the lawyer said.
Ilya Salei is also a lawyer for Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak, members of the Presidium of the Coordinating Council of the Opposition. Like other opposition activists, he was charged with a “public call to action aimed at harming national security” (Part 3 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code). house arrest.
Viktor Babriko left the post of head of Belgazprombank in May 2020. In June of the same year, the bank was searched, and later a criminal case was opened against former and current employees of the bank. Victor Babarico was to run in the presidential election to be held in August 2020. According to the Central Election Commission of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko won them.
On 6 July, the Supreme Court of Belarus sentenced Viktor Babriko to 14 years in prison on charges of economic crimes.
More details – in the material of “Komersant” “Victor Babariko gets 14 years in prison.”
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