Autukhovichs Case Hearings Postponed Again

2006 2006-06-16T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

On June 16 an entrepreneur Mikalay Autukhovich was not taken to the court becuase of his state of helath. As the BelaPAN was reported by his lawyer Halina Ivanova, M. Autukhovich is now under a dropper. He is treated after a dry hunger strike that lasted from May 23 to June 9. He has low blood pressure, but as far as I know, he feels alright. He plans to participate in the trial, but he cannot do so because of the state of health. The hearings of the court are rescheduled for Monday, June 19. The trial is to start at 2.30 p.m., the lawyer said.

As we have informed, a criminal action had been brought up against M. Autukhovich for violation of the Part 2 Article 243 of the Criminal Code (tax evasion). He faces from 3 to 7 years of imprisonment and confiscation of property. The charges are based on the fact that the entrepreneur had allegedly failed pay 679 mln rubles in taxes. Earlier M. Autukhovich was fined for violations in cash transactions.

Thought the presidium of the Supreme Economic Court reversed all decisions about fines, and expedited the case for reconsideration, the businessman was arrested on October 14, 2005 in Hrodna.