Protection Babariko asked me to transfer him under house arrest

Protection of the candidate for presidency of Belarus, former head of Belgazprombank Victor Babariko interceding to change his measure of restraint to house arrest, said one of the lawyers of the politician Dmitry Laevsky.

Currently, Babariko is in the KGB jail.

In June at the head office of Belgazprombank, which Babariko headed for nearly 20 years, were searched. The state control Committee 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. All in all, about 20 people were detained, including top managers of the Bank. The investigation of the case entrusted to the KGB.

Father and son, Babariko charged. 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.

Presidential elections in Belarus scheduled for 9 August. In the presidential race, currently involved seven people, July 14 will be known, who are the CEC countries will register as presidential candidates. While earlier, the head of the CEC Lidia Yermoshina explained to RIA Novosti that the presence of Babariko custody does not prevent him to run for President and even be elected head of state if he will be registered as a candidate and campaigning is possible and through proxies.