2011 01/11
Алесь Бяляцкі, Менск

Ales Bialiatski, Мiеnsk

At the end of June 2011 Ales Bialiatski was summonsed to the tax inspection and presented copies of the bank documents concerning the foreign accounts that were registered on his name.

On 4 August he was detained for 10 days. The detention took place at about 4.45 p.m. near Peramoha Square in Minsk. After the detention, Ales’s apartment, summer residence and the central office of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” were searched. After the searched the human rights defender was interrogated at the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee.

On 12 August Ales Bialiatski was charged with the concealment of income on an especially large scale (Article 234, part 2 of the Criminal Code). The term of his detention in remind prison #1 in Valadarski Street in Minsk was prolonged to two months.

On 16 September Bialiatski’s lawyer passed to the FID 816 personal guarantees with the request to change the restraint to him.

On 23 September Ales Bialiatski started studying the materials of his case.

On 4 October the criminal case against him was passed to the procuracy.

On 20 October the date and place of the court hearings on the case were announced.

The trial will start at 10 a.m. on 2 November at the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk (Prauda Avenuem, 27) and will be led by Judge Siarhei Bandarenka.



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