Tens of thousands of Belarusians have signed a petition for the release of opponents of Lukashenka in the elections

In an Internet petition for the release of the candidate in presidents of Belarus Victor Babariko. It was signed by more than 94 thousand people.

“we Demand the release from custody of the presidential candidate of the Republic of Belarus Victor Babariko and stop the prosecution in respect of the candidate, his family members, friends, former colleagues, members of initiative groups collecting signatures and any citizens who support it,” reads the petition addressed to the government of Belarus, the SCC, the Supreme court and President Lukashenko.

the Author notes that the detention of Babariko grossly violates both his rights and the rights of Belarusians want to vote for him in the presidential election. The initiative group managed to collect over the nomination of presidential Babariko almost 435 thousand signatures.

Victor Babariko was arrested June 18 on suspicion of organizing a large-scale scheme of withdrawal of money from the Bank to foreign accounts and offshore companies, said the SCC. His son and chief of staff Edward Babariko detained under the article about the tax evasion. Also detained former and current employees of Belgazprombank and friends Babariko — only about 20 people.

the head of the SCC said that the Bank had created an organized criminal group, who derived their fortunes abroad, and Victor Babariko, who for 20 years led the Bank allegedly involved.

He described the situation Babariko pressure on him and raider seizure of the Bank.

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