The company Belokon Holdings, founded by Valery Belokon, commented on the judgment of the court of Kyrgyzstan against the Latvian citizen. Blackpool Gazette reports.
As it is noted, «a confidential court hearing was called in his absence on May 12. Belokon, the former shareholder of Manas Bank, was convicted along with fellow Latvian citizens and former executives Jevgenijs Verbickis, Anita Lase and Yuri Kachnov. They were sentenced to serve 20 years «custodial service».
Belokon Holdings said it does not possess any official information about the sentences and doesn’t recognize the judgments. They allege that prior notice was not given to their lawyers and as such, the sentences won’t be enforced.
As the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the
«We firmly believe that the court made its judgment in revenge for the unfavourable international arbitration award that Kyrgyzstan received and whereby the Kyrgyz Government was ordered to pay Latvian citizen Valeri Belokon US $16.5 million as compensation," Belokon Holdings stated.
In 2010, after the overthrow of the