Business partner of the son of Babariko said the reasons for blocking the accounts of his company
The Belarusian authorities have justified the decision to block the accounts of the company, one of the founders of which is the son of a candidate for President of the country Victor Babariko Edward, law on prevention of legalization of proceeds of crime, said a business partner of Babariko Jr. Anton Motolko.
In June at the head office of Belgazprombank, which Babariko senior headed for nearly 20 years, were searched. The state control Committee (SCC) of the Republic said that the Bank acted organized criminal group, the conclusion of money abroad. The eighteenth of June, was detained by Babariko and his son Eduard, who heads the campaign headquarters of his father, and placed in the KGB detention center. According to the Minsk city court, which considered the complaint against the measure of restraint for the politicians, Babariko Sr. is accused of tax evasion, which caused damage in especially large size, legalization of proceeds of crime and bribery. Babariko Jr. was charged with tax evasion in especially large size. Previously, the team popular in Belarus platform to raise funds "Malamala", one of the founders of which is Edward said blocking translation by Belgazprombank in the platform address.
"For the first time since June 11 we have received an official answer about the reasons of blocking/seizure of accounts "the hive project" (implementing projects crowdfunding platform, and Ulej "Malamala" – ed.) from the Department of financial monitoring of the SCC... "suspended in accordance with article 165-3 11 of the law "On measures to prevent the legalization of income obtained by criminal means, financing terrorist activity and financing dissemination of weapons of mass destruction," wrote Motolko on his page in Facebook on Tuesday. This article describes the functions of the financial monitoring body and the procedure of decision-making on suspending of financial transactions.
Motolko said the company in connection with the blocking of accounts can not pay for the performed work with programmers and contractors to pay wages to employees and pay for office rent.
"Malamala" platform to quickly gather resources for solving problems and realizing ideas - was launched on 27 March 2019 in Belarus. Settlement Bank that organizes the transfers, according to the website platform was the BGB. In recent years the site has hosted many campaigns to raise funds to support physicians in terms of COVID-19, and for the payment of fines ordered by the courts to opposition activists for violation of order of holding mass events.