Wiktar Babaryka

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Wiktar Babaryka (2012)
Cyrillic ( Belarusian )
Віктар Дзмітрыевіч Бабарыка
Łacinka : Vicar Dzmitryjevič Babaryka
Transl. : Viktar Dzmitryevič Babaryka
Transcr. : Viktor Dzmitryevich Babaryka
Cyrillic ( Russian )
Виктор Дмитриевич Бабарико
Transl .: Viktor Dmitrievič Babariko
Transcr .: Viktor Dmitrievich Babariko

Wiktar Babaryka (Віктар Бабарыка; born November 9, 1963 in Minsk ) is a Belarusian bank manager and politician.


Babaryka graduated from the Belarusian State University and has worked in the financial sector since 1995. For many years he was the chairman of the board of directors of Belgazprombank , which belongs to the Russian company Gazprom . The bank manager was considered a promising candidate for the 2020 presidential election in Belarus . On June 18, 2020, he was arrested with his son Eduard Babaryka. Amnesty International has classified the two as prisoners of conscience. He and his son, who was in charge of his electoral staff, were charged with money laundering and tax evasion. Due to the criminal process, Babaryka was not admitted by the Belarusian electoral commission.

In his place, Maryja Kalesnikawa went into the election campaign and was involved in a trio of women around Svyatlana Zichanouskaya . She, too, was arrested on September 7, 2020 and is classified by Amnesty International as a political prisoner.

On July 6, 2021, Babaryka was sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Minsk Supreme Court on charges of money laundering, bribery and tax evasion.

Web links

Commons : Viktar Babaryka  - collection of images

Individual evidence

  1. Belarus: Full-scale attack on human rights ahead of presidential election , amnesty.org, June 29, 2020.
  2. Belarus: Lukashenka's sixth presidency under the sign of protest , boell.de, July 17, 2020.
  3. Presidential election in Belarus: opposition candidate is not allowed to run , tagesschau.de, July 14, 2020.
  4. Jan D. Walter: Maria Kolesnikowa: For a Free, Democratic Belarus (Interview), DW, August 19, 2020.
  5. Release Maria Kolesnikova! In: Amnesty International Germany. September 23, 2020, accessed September 26, 2020 .
  6. Lukashenko's opponent Babariko has to go to a prison camp for 14 years. Retrieved July 6, 2021 .