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Protection Babariko was unable to visit him in jail

The defence of the contender for the presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko Monday was unable to meet with his client in the KGB jail in Minsk, because there is quarantine imposed on the background epidemiology of the COVID-19, told RIA Novosti one of the lawyers of the politician Alyaksandr pylchanka has.

Pylchanka has emphasized that restrictions on access to their client in the detention center prevents the implementation of the protection to which their client is entitled under the law. Meanwhile, he continued, it is not clear when the chief of the KGB jail will be lifted restrictions due to the coronavirus. The lawyer added that in this case, it is advisable to change for their client's measure of restraint from detention to house arrest, which would provide him with the necessary legal assistance. In this regard, pylchanka has not excluded that in the near future the protection party will petition for it. Also, according to him, Babariko challenged elected in its relation the measure of restraint. It is not known when the court reviewed this complaint and previously filed a complaint to arrest.

In June at the head office of Belgazprombank, which Babariko headed for 20 years until the decision to advance a candidate for President, were searched. The state control Committee (SCC) of the Republic declared that on the basis of financial organizations acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. Last Thursday was detained by Babariko and his son, the head of the electoral headquarters of Edward. All in all, about 20 people were detained, including top managers of the Bank. Materials "the works of Belgazprombank" was transferred to the Prosecutor General of the Republic, which further the investigation of the KGB. Father and son Babariko placed in the KGB detention center, charged and remanded in custody. While lawyers are under a subscription about nondisclosure of data and the essence of the charges can not explain.

Presidential elections are scheduled in Belarus on 9 August. After the stage of collecting signatures in support of nomination of candidates for seven people, including Babariko, continue to participate in the presidential elections in Belarus.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 8.7 million cases, more than 461 thousand people died.

Relevant data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.