Baumgertner not allowed to walk outside or use internet in Minsk

"There are no obstacles for this," says one of the lawyers, RIA Novosti quotes. The lawyer added that Vladislav Baumgertner feels good and has no complaints about the confinement conditions. Still, he hasn't got the permit to walk outside and to use internet. The issue of the lawyers' meeting with the administration of the Prosecutor General's office also remains unsolved by now.

Uralkali CEO Vladislav Baumgertner was detained on August 26 in the Minsk airport after meeting Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich. The Investigatory Committee of Belarus stated that the Uralkali head caused damage to the national interests of Belarus. Baumgertner is charged with power abuse. He faces up to 10 years in prison and property confiscation, if convicted. The Investigatory Committee said the damage was estimated at $100 million.

Baumgertner spent a month in a KGB prison in Minsk and then he was transferred to house arrest in Minsk. Alyaksandr Lukashenka did not exclude that Vladislav Baumgertner could be extradited to Russia.

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