Victor Babakoto: Natalia Fedosenko / TASS
The defendants in the case of Belgazprombank has created a real threat to the national security of Belarus. This was stated by the General Prosecutor Alexander Koniuk, reports Tut.by.
According to him, the Agency came to the conclusion “about the need of qualification of actions involved in the case of persons committed in criminal organization.” A criminal case under parts 2 and 3 of article 285 (“creation of a criminal organization or participation in it”) the Criminal code of Belarus. Maximum penalty — 15 years imprisonment.
The Prosecutor General’s office handed the case materials, the main defendant is the main rival of Alexander Lukashenko in the upcoming presidential elections Victor Babariko in the state security Committee (KGB).
“Given the fact that criminal acts were committed systematically, for a long time, with the use of transnational illegal schemes, they have created a real threat to the national security interests of our country in both financial and other spheres”, — said the decision Konyukov.
Babariko detained on 18 June. He is suspected of influence on witnesses and withholding evidence earlier committed crimes. According to the investigation, from the account of BGB, who previously headed politician in the Latvian ABLV for several years was illegally withdrawn more than 430 million U.S. dollars. Only in the case of detained more than 20 people. The state control Committee said that the activities of the defendants in the case were controlled by the “puppeteers” of “Gazprom”.
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