Babariko charged

The applicant for the post of the President of Belarus Victor Babariko charged in the case of BGB, told RIA Novosti on Saturday, the politician's lawyer Dmitry Laevsky.

"Today, we were at Victor Dmitrievich, we were called to the procedural actions, in fact he is charged. Article to call me. I can say that Viktor Dmitriyevich intends fundamentally to defend his innocence, belief and good name," said Laevsky.

He also noted that the defence appealed the detention of Babariko, but until the court for this reason did not take place. "And the defense insisted on innocence of Victor D.", — said the Agency interlocutor.

Laevsky also reported that the son of a politician Eduard, who runs his campaign headquarters in the KGB detention center on Saturday in the framework of procedural actions met the other two defender. "Yet the information is not full feature, but I know that Edward is also alive and well", — the lawyer added.

Previously the head office of the BGB, which Babariko headed for 20 years, were searched. The state control Committee said that the Bank acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. On Thursday, Babariko was detained along with his son, who runs his initiative group for nomination for election. They are both in the KGB jail. Only in the case of BGB detained about 20 people, including top managers.

Babariko said earlier that the authorities ' actions are politically motivated nature on the backdrop of the presidential campaign. However, the head of the state control Committee Ivan Tertel claimed that criminal cases against top managers of Belagroprombank and the presidential elections in Belarus on 9 August, are not connected.

Belarusian human rights organizations have recognized Babariko and other detained members of his initiative group as political prisoners.