Lukashenka loses? Nearly 500 Belarusians involved in corruption stand trial in H1 2019

Over the first six months of the current year, 463 persons have been subject to punishment for corruption crimes in Belarus.

According to the Supreme Court of Belarus, 206 of them got prison terms, 116 people were fined, property were seized from 145 persons.

329 people were deprived of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities, 21 – of military or special rank.

141 persons were convicted for accepting a bribe, 125 – for stealing and abuse of power, 91 – for bribery.

it’s a fact of life that Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka declared fight against corruption more than 25 years ago, it was one of the key points of his election campaign. For a quarter of a century of continuing struggle, it has not only remained, but blossomed. Corruptors, as it turns out, are not alone — there are clans of them. Some of them go to prison, quickly go out and even get new positions.

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