Member of Coordinating Council Presidium Liliya Ulasava in jail

Liliya Ulasava and Pavel Latushka. Photo: Coordinating Council

Liliya Ulasava, a member of the presidium of the Coordinating Council, is being held in the Valadarski pre-trial detention center. The term of her detention has been extended by 10 days, the press service of the Coordination Council told

On August 31, Ulasava was summoned for questioning by the Tsentralny District Police Department, but did not show up as she was detained by officers of the Financial Investigations Department of the State Control Committee. Yesterday, it was reported that a criminal case had been instituted against Ulasava for large-scale tax evasion. According to Part 2 of Art. 243 of the Criminal Code for such a violation she faces restriction of liberty for up to 5 years with a fine and deprivation of the right to hold certain positions.

The press service of the Coordinating Council told us that this case is a clear pressure on Ulasava and the Coordinating Council. Liliya’s son Boris is also on trial. It was also reported that the detention of the lawyer was extended to two months.

Liliya Ulasava’s husband Uladzimir Iskartsau stated that financial control agency officers came to his house. Property was seized: a car, a TV set, an exercise bike and an air freshener.

Ulasava is a well-known lawyer, director of the law firm “Ulasava, Mikhel and Partners”. She is 67 years old.