22 January 2018, Monday, 5:14

Baumgartner’s trial will be secretive


The trial of Uralkali’s director general Vladislav Baumgartner will most likely be secretive.

This is what his counsel Dzmitry Harachka said on Friday when answering to Interfax-Zapad news agency’s question.

“It will most likely be secretive”, - Harachka said.

At the same time he emphasized that “there will be no peculiarities of this case’s consideration, everything will go in accordance with Belarus’ code of criminal procedure”.

Regarding the issue of changing the measure of restraint for Baumgartner, which lawyers will appeal against today in Minsk city court, Harachka said that “if the complaint is not satisfied, we will keep appealing further”.

He also noted that the investigation of the criminal case against Uralkali’s director general may take one and a half years.

“According to Belarus’ code of criminal procedure, the investigation may take up to one and a half years”, - Harachka said.

The counsel also said that during the meetings in jail Baumgartner did not complain about the detention conditions. He also informed the journalists that his client “would seek for his mother to be granted a meeting with him, because such permission was not yet obtained”.