Belarus detained the applicant for the post of President Victor Babariko. This was stated by the lawyer of the candidate Alyaksandr pylchanka has.
the Politician was detained for attempts to influence the witnesses and concealing evidence of the crime. Supposedly Babariko was the organizer of the fraudulent scheme and tried to remove with controlled accounts a large sum of money, according to “Belarus-1”.
on 18 June, the headquarters of candidate for presidency said that the politician and his son Edward went to take another part of signatures and stopped communicating. Was previously blocked account Babariko on which is formed an electoral Fund. It turned out that politicians were taken to the Department of firesleeve of the state control Committee of Belarus during investigative actions in the case of Belgazprombank (the candidate of the contenders is former head).
the Belarusian Bank have passed searches. The state control Committee said on its base allegedly acted organized criminal group, which banked the money abroad. Currently on this case arrested twenty people, including top managers of the Bank.
Sam Victor Babariko believes that the authorities ‘ actions are politically motivated nature. Member of the Council for interethnic relations under the President of Russia Bogdan Bezpalko believes that the election campaign in Belarus is becoming more rough in nature. Actions in respect of the policy can be regarded as the provision of pressure on him to the exclusion of the race.
the Expert estimated the popularity of Babariko about 10-15 times higher than that of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, which causes the latter “a very nervous reaction”. Bezpalko believes that the current Belarusian President is trying to squeeze the opponent out of the race in all possible ways.
currently, all the detainees are cooperating with the investigation and give grateful evidences against Babariko as the organizer of the criminal scheme. Criminal case instituted on the facts of the theft, moennichof assets, receiving and giving bribes, and money laundering.
Alexander Lukashenko is the current head of Belarus since 1994. Currently his fifth term.