Fact-sheet on criminal case of Ales Bialiatski
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 of Ales Bialiatski started at 10 a.m. on 2 November in the building of the Maskouski District Court of Minsk. The trial is led by Siarhei Bandarenka, Judge of the Pershamaiski District Court of Minsk.