Babaryka trial adjourned for two weeks

The trial against Viktar Babaryka and top managers of Belgazprombank has been adjourned. A forced break was announced due to the illness of one of the court members, BelTA informs.

The court hearing in the criminal case of Belgazprombank top managers was postponed due to the illness of one of the court representatives. The next hearing will be held in two weeks.

Viktar Babaryka and seven of his former subordinates are in the dock. They are all charged under Article 430. They are Kiryl Badzei, who became the head of Belgazprombank last year instead of Babaryka; former deputy chairmen Syarhei Dabralet, Dzmitry Kuzmich, Syarhei Shaban and Alyaksandr Ilyasiuk; former first deputy head of the bank Alyaksei Zadoyka; General Director of Aktivlizing Viktar Kabyak under Part 2 Article 431 (“Bribe-taking on a large scale”). According to the investigation, he gave a bribe of at least €2.5 million.

Viktar Babaryka is charged under Part 3 Article 430 (“Bribe-taking on a large scale”) and Part 2 Article 235 (“Legalization (“laundering”) of the Criminal Code.

Viktar Babaryka “categorically disagrees with the charges,” while his defenders insist on “complete innocence. All other defendants admit their guilt.