Condemnation against Rafael Correa for bribes ratified – Latin America – International


The Ecuadorian justice confirmed on Monday, as a last resort, the sentence to eight years in prison against former president Rafael Correa for corruption, which means his political death just when he aspires to participate in the February elections, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

A court of the Supreme National Court “by majority vote (…) rejects the cassation appeals filed by the appellants, and ratifies the bribery sentence” handed down in April against Correa and a dozen former collaborators, the accusing entity told via via his on Twitter.

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The ex-president, who has lived in Belgium since 2017 and was tried in absentia as allowed by law, said on the same social network: “They finally succeeded. In record time they issued a ‘final’ sentence to disqualify me as a candidate.” “They do not understand that the only thing they are doing is increasing popular support. I will be fine. Give all your solidarity to those persecuted there. Remember: the only thing they condemn us to is to win,” he added.

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(Read also: Correa labels as ‘very serious’ rejection of his candidacy for vice president)

The sentence, handed down in April and confirmed in July, was ultimately ratified in a cassation raised by Correa, who is a vice presidential candidate for a left-wing coalition.

Once the sentence is executed, following a request for clarification that you can still file your defense, the ex-governor will be disqualified for life from popular elections upon being sentenced for bribery, as established by the Constitution for this and other types of crimes.

(Also: Details of spying on Assange in Ecuadorian embassy revealed)

The National Court of Justice established that Correa and several of his former collaborators received bribes in exchange for contracts with various companies, among which at the time the Brazilian Odebrecht was mentioned, although the Prosecutor’s Office abstained from investigating the construction company.

The 57-year-old former president, who maintains his innocence, was linked to the case for $ 6,000 that entered his bank account and which he alleges was from a loan from a fund of his party.

(You may be interested in: Ecuador’s Parliament swears in new vice president)

Today the State Attorney General’s Office has not won, all of Ecuador has been the winner because Justice is being inaugurated in this country“said the prosecutor at the conclusion of the cassation appeal hearing at the headquarters of the National Court of Justice (CNE).

The ‘Bribery’ case deals with a corruption network through which improper contributions were received in the Carondelet presidential palace between 2012 and 2016

Salazar, who struggled to investigate the case “Bribes 2012-2016”, initially uncovered in a journalistic report in April 2019, believes that the sentence shows the impartiality of Justice.

The ‘Bribes’ case is about a corruption network through which “undue contributions” were received in the Carondelet presidential palace between 2012 and 2016, for the irregular financing of the official Alianza País movement, in exchange for the awarding of millionaire State contracts to companies, including Odebrecht.

(In context: The keys to the case for which Rafael Correa faces prison)

“Let it be a clear message that it does not matter, from the highest power structures, the law is for everyone. There is no one on the law,” he said. In front of the detractors of the fiscal and judicial work, she recalled that a dozen judges throughout all the instances, including the last one of the Cassation, “have confirmed the theory of the Prosecutor’s Office” and that the fiscal body will continue with its

Regarding comprehensive reparation to the victims of the bribery scheme, as indicated in the sentences, he indicated that It is up to the State Attorney General’s Office to fix it.

Correa, who claims to be the victim of political persecution by his former ally and current president Lenín Moreno

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2 former US soldiers convicted of Operation Gideon – CNN

(CNN) –– Two former American Green Berets were sentenced to 20 years in prison in Venezuela for participating in an alleged incursion against the questioned president Nicolás Maduro, as reported by the attorney general of Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, on the night of this Friday.

Tarek William Saab posted on his Twitter account that US citizens Luke Denman and Airan Berry confessed during a preliminary hearing of their trial, while they were being processed for their participation in the so-called Operation Gideon last May.

Saab assured that the men “admitted their responsibility in the events,” adding that “these men admitted to having committed crimes of conspiracy, association, illicit trafficking in weapons of war and terrorism,” according to the criminal code in force in Venezuela.

CNN was not allowed to follow the trial in Caracas or have access to this hearing. It was not possible to verify whether the defendants were able to access lawyers and whether it is true or not that they admitted the charges against them.

In Venezuela, more than 40 people are detained on suspicion of having participated in an alleged maritime incursion, which the Venezuelan authorities call Operation Gideon, and which, according to the government, was intended to overthrow President Nicolás Maduro.

In May, Jorge Rodríguez, Venezuela’s vice president of Information and Communication, told state-run VTV that the two former US military officers would be accused of participating in an attempted coup and assassination of the Venezuelan president. Berry and Denman were detained at El Helicoide, the headquarters of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN).

In a statement sent to CNN in May, Berry’s wife claimed that her husband deserves to be repatriated to U.S and says he learned of the arrest through the media.

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“I went up behind and touched my bra.” Details of the story about a Perm teacher who was given 9 years for harassing a student

– It is difficult to build forecasts, but I believe in the best. I feel sorry for mom, she is very worried, it has been going on for more than a year, – said “KP» 49-year-old math teacher Valery Syropyatov and, with a sigh, he entered the courtroom.

On Monday in the Ordzhonikidze court Perm the teacher was sentenced under the article “Violent acts of a sexual nature”. The sentence is 9 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony.

“The girl begged the three”

This ugly story happened in March last year in a Perm school. According to the teacher, she looked like this:

– In the seventh grade, where the girl studied, I taught mathematics for the first year. In the first quarter, she deceived me, I believed and put the “troika”. But there must be an educational moment. I told her that now she will hand over all the work in the sequence in which they are studied. And until we get to the control for the third quarter, the final mark at her will not be!

On that day, March 27, several students came to the mathematician to take the “tails”.

“Everyone sat at their desks and did the work, and once again she decided to slip away,” the teacher continues. – I began to ask myself, said that her stomach ached, her head … I insisted: “Decide the control, get your” threefold “and you can step on all four sides. If it’s inconvenient for you to study in the classroom – the children are noisy – let’s go to another office. ” We left, she stood at the table and again began to whine. I sit at the table and tell her: “Go, decide!” The man does not leave, I waved. I am sitting, she is standing – where will i get? Here in the belt on the side with the back of the hand and hit. It turned out cotton. I admitted this, and was removed by the director from teaching in this class. I apologized and believed that the incident had been exhausted.

Soon, the information got into law enforcement. First, criminal proceedings were instituted for Art. Art. 135 of the Criminal Code RF “Depraved actions”, and after six months the investigations were re-qualified as more serious, Art. 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature.”

At each meeting, teachers supported

To the court – at each hearing in the Valery case Syropyatova – a support group gathered: former graduates, colleagues, parents of students … 17 of them acted as witnesses from the defense. They all said that they could not believe the guilt of their beloved teacher. He does not smoke, does sports, organizes excursions around the Perm Territory and cities for children Of Russiaorganizes competitions in rogain, tourist trips, alloys, fees …

Despite all the kind words spoken to the defendant, the state prosecution requested 13 years of imprisonment for him.

Valery Syropyatov on the day the sentence was announced, we met near the courthouse. He was light, without things. As the teacher himself explained, he believed that the court would figure it out and justify it.

“I’ve already checked in, now I’ll take a little walk, breathe in fresh air, mentally tune in and go,” he explained before entering the courtroom.

Despite the fact that the process was closed, the journalists and the support group were allowed to announce the verdict.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask. And the former graduates and colleagues who were present at the announcement somehow immediately went down. Someone could not hold back tears.

– Do you understand the verdict and the procedure for appealing against it?

“Yes, your honor,” the convict answered calmly.

At that moment, three escorts entered the courtroom. Knowing the rules of staying in places of deprivation of liberty — the teacher spent three days in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation was under way — the teacher began to unfasten his belt in order to remove it, took money from his pockets, a cell phone and gave it to a relative. The guards locked handcuffs on his hands, and asked all those present to leave the courtroom.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask.Photo: Vasily Vakhrin

I closed and he pushed my hands away

– The criminal case was considered in closed court, so we can’t explain the details, you heard the verdict, the evidence that the prosecution presented to the court was enough to plead guilty to a particularly serious crime against the sexual integrity of a minor, therefore the sentence so big – said assistant to the prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, Dmitry Shishkin. – And that slap, and the version that the defendant himself told everyone about, including in the media, is a way of protection.

As it became known to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case, one of the evidence presented in court was the correspondence of the seventh grader with his girlfriend in social networks. Late in the evening on the day of math retaking, the schoolgirl wrote to her close friend that she was at school, and the teacher took her to a separate office, put her at her desk, walked up behind and began to touch her bra.

“I sat at the table, he was at the back and was pawing me,” she wrote. – I tried to close my hands, and he pushed his hands and touched me by the chest.

Experts examined the girl for bruises and the only thing found on her body was a small scratch on her finger.

The accusation was also based on the words of the girl, her mother and friend. Investigators also found a video from school surveillance cameras, which shows how one of the schoolgirls told Valery Nikolaevich that she had passed the debt, and he leaned over and began to say in her ear that she was good. This was interpreted later as a kiss.

During the investigation, a forensic medical examination was carried out, the biological traces of the teacher on the things of the victim were not found. The teacher was also tested for a tendency to pedophilia, but the result was negative.

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“I went up behind and touched my bra.” Details of the story about a Perm teacher who was given 9 years for harassing a student

– It is difficult to build forecasts, but I believe in the best. I feel sorry for mom, she is very worried, it has been going on for more than a year, – said “KP» 49-year-old math teacher Valery Syropyatov and, with a sigh, he entered the courtroom.

On Monday in the Ordzhonikidze court Perm the teacher was sentenced under the article “Violent acts of a sexual nature”. The sentence is 9 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony.

“The girl begged the three”

This ugly story happened in March last year in a Perm school. According to the teacher, she looked like this:

– In the seventh grade, where the girl studied, I taught mathematics for the first year. In the first quarter, she deceived me, I believed and put the “troika”. But there must be an educational moment. I told her that now she will hand over all the work in the sequence in which they are studied. And until we get to the control for the third quarter, the final mark at her will not be!

On that day, March 27, several students came to the mathematician to take the “tails”.

“Everyone sat at their desks and did the work, and once again she decided to slip away,” the teacher continues. – I began to ask myself, said that her stomach ached, her head … I insisted: “Decide the control, get your” threefold “and you can step on all four sides. If it’s inconvenient for you to study in the classroom – the children are noisy – let’s go to another office. ” We left, she stood at the table and again began to whine. I sit at the table and tell her: “Go, decide!” The man does not leave, I waved. I am sitting, she is standing – where will i get? Here in the belt on the side with the back of the hand and hit. It turned out cotton. I admitted this, and was removed by the director from teaching in this class. I apologized and believed that the incident had been exhausted.

Soon, the information got into law enforcement. First, criminal proceedings were instituted for Art. Art. 135 of the Criminal Code RF “Depraved actions”, and after six months the investigations were re-qualified as more serious, Art. 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature.”

At each meeting, teachers supported

To the court – at each hearing in the Valery case Syropyatova – a support group gathered: former graduates, colleagues, parents of students … 17 of them acted as witnesses from the defense. They all said that they could not believe the guilt of their beloved teacher. He does not smoke, does sports, organizes excursions around the Perm Territory and cities for children Of Russiaorganizes competitions in rogain, tourist trips, alloys, fees …

Despite all the kind words spoken to the defendant, the state prosecution requested 13 years of imprisonment for him.

Valery Syropyatov on the day the sentence was announced, we met near the courthouse. He was light, without things. As the teacher himself explained, he believed that the court would figure it out and justify it.

“I’ve already checked in, now I’ll take a little walk, breathe in fresh air, mentally tune in and go,” he explained before entering the courtroom.

Despite the fact that the process was closed, the journalists and the support group were allowed to announce the verdict.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask. And the former graduates and colleagues who were present at the announcement somehow immediately went down. Someone could not hold back tears.

– Do you understand the verdict and the procedure for appealing against it?

“Yes, your honor,” the convict answered calmly.

At that moment, three escorts entered the courtroom. Knowing the rules of staying in places of deprivation of liberty — the teacher spent three days in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation was under way — the teacher began to unfasten his belt in order to remove it, took money from his pockets, a cell phone and gave it to a relative. The guards locked handcuffs on his hands, and asked all those present to leave the courtroom.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask.Photo: Vasily Vakhrin

I closed and he pushed my hands away

– The criminal case was considered in closed court, so we can’t explain the details, you heard the verdict, the evidence that the prosecution presented to the court was enough to plead guilty to a particularly serious crime against the sexual integrity of a minor, therefore the sentence so big – said assistant to the prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, Dmitry Shishkin. – And that slap, and the version that the defendant himself told everyone about, including in the media, is a way of protection.

As it became known to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case, one of the evidence presented in court was the correspondence of the seventh grader with his girlfriend in social networks. Late in the evening on the day of math retaking, the schoolgirl wrote to her close friend that she was at school, and the teacher took her to a separate office, put her at her desk, walked up behind and began to touch her bra.

“I sat at the table, he was at the back and was pawing me,” she wrote. – I tried to close my hands, and he pushed his hands and touched me by the chest.

Experts examined the girl for bruises and the only thing found on her body was a small scratch on her finger.

The accusation was also based on the words of the girl, her mother and friend. Investigators also found a video from school surveillance cameras, which shows how one of the schoolgirls told Valery Nikolaevich that she had passed the debt, and he leaned over and began to say in her ear that she was good. This was interpreted later as a kiss.

During the investigation, a forensic medical examination was carried out, the biological traces of the teacher on the things of the victim were not found. The teacher was also tested for a tendency to pedophilia, but the result was negative.

READ ALSO:

“Sex scandal” in Perm: a math teacher shines 13 years for a slap on the priest of the seventh grader

In an interview with Komsomolka, the teacher told his version of events [видео] (More …)

In Perm, 17 graduates spoke at the trial in defense of a mathematics teacher who faces 13 years for a slap on the priest of a seventh grader

Among them were police officers and lawyers [видео] (More …)

“Having heard the verdict, he took off his belt.” In Perm, the teacher received 9 and a half years for a slap on the student’s priest

Valery Syropyatov was handcuffed in the courtroom (More …)

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“I went up behind and touched my bra.” Details of the story about a Perm teacher who was given 9 years for harassing a student

– It is difficult to build forecasts, but I believe in the best. I feel sorry for mom, she is very worried, it has been going on for more than a year, – said “KP» 49-year-old math teacher Valery Syropyatov and, with a sigh, he entered the courtroom.

On Monday in the Ordzhonikidze court Perm the teacher was sentenced under the article “Violent acts of a sexual nature”. The sentence is 9 years and 6 months in a maximum security colony.

“The girl begged the three”

This ugly story happened in March last year in a Perm school. According to the teacher, she looked like this:

– In the seventh grade, where the girl studied, I taught mathematics for the first year. In the first quarter, she deceived me, I believed and put the “troika”. But there must be an educational moment. I told her that now she will hand over all the work in the sequence in which they are studied. And until we get to the control for the third quarter, the final mark at her will not be!

On that day, March 27, several students came to the mathematician to take the “tails”.

“Everyone sat at their desks and did the work, and once again she decided to slip away,” the teacher continues. – I began to ask myself, said that her stomach ached, her head … I insisted: “Decide the control, get your” threefold “and you can step on all four sides. If it’s inconvenient for you to study in the classroom – the children are noisy – let’s go to another office. ” We left, she stood at the table and again began to whine. I sit at the table and tell her: “Go, decide!” The man does not leave, I waved. I am sitting, she is standing – where will i get? Here in the belt on the side with the back of the hand and hit. It turned out cotton. I admitted this, and was removed by the director from teaching in this class. I apologized and believed that the incident had been exhausted.

Soon, the information got into law enforcement. First, criminal proceedings were instituted for Art. Art. 135 of the Criminal Code RF “Depraved actions”, and after six months the investigations were re-qualified as more serious, Art. 132 “Violent acts of a sexual nature.”

At each meeting, teachers supported

To the court – at each hearing in the Valery case Syropyatova – a support group gathered: former graduates, colleagues, parents of students … 17 of them acted as witnesses from the defense. They all said that they could not believe the guilt of their beloved teacher. He does not smoke, does sports, organizes excursions around the Perm Territory and cities for children Of Russiaorganizes competitions in rogain, tourist trips, alloys, fees …

Despite all the kind words spoken to the defendant, the state prosecution requested 13 years of imprisonment for him.

Valery Syropyatov on the day the sentence was announced, we met near the courthouse. He was light, without things. As the teacher himself explained, he believed that the court would figure it out and justify it.

“I’ve already checked in, now I’ll take a little walk, breathe in fresh air, mentally tune in and go,” he explained before entering the courtroom.

Despite the fact that the process was closed, the journalists and the support group were allowed to announce the verdict.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask. And the former graduates and colleagues who were present at the announcement somehow immediately went down. Someone could not hold back tears.

– Do you understand the verdict and the procedure for appealing against it?

“Yes, your honor,” the convict answered calmly.

At that moment, three escorts entered the courtroom. Knowing the rules of staying in places of deprivation of liberty — the teacher spent three days in a pre-trial detention center while the investigation was under way — the teacher began to unfasten his belt in order to remove it, took money from his pockets, a cell phone and gave it to a relative. The guards locked handcuffs on his hands, and asked all those present to leave the courtroom.

It was impossible to understand what the teacher experienced at that moment when the judge said “nine and a half years in a maximum security colony”, the teacher’s face was hidden under a mask.Photo: Vasily Vakhrin

I closed and he pushed my hands away

– The criminal case was considered in closed court, so we can’t explain the details, you heard the verdict, the evidence that the prosecution presented to the court was enough to plead guilty to a particularly serious crime against the sexual integrity of a minor, therefore the sentence so big – said assistant to the prosecutor of the Ordzhonikidze district of Perm, Dmitry Shishkin. – And that slap, and the version that the defendant himself told everyone about, including in the media, is a way of protection.

As it became known to “Komsomolskaya Pravda” from a source familiar with the materials of the criminal case, one of the evidence presented in court was the correspondence of the seventh grader with his girlfriend in social networks. Late in the evening on the day of math retaking, the schoolgirl wrote to her close friend that she was at school, and the teacher took her to a separate office, put her at her desk, walked up behind and began to touch her bra.

“I sat at the table, he was at the back and was pawing me,” she wrote. – I tried to close my hands, and he pushed his hands and touched me by the chest.

Experts examined the girl for bruises and the only thing found on her body was a small scratch on her finger.

The accusation was also based on the words of the girl, her mother and friend. Investigators also found a video from school surveillance cameras, which shows how one of the schoolgirls told Valery Nikolaevich that she had passed the debt, and he leaned over and began to say in her ear that she was good. This was interpreted later as a kiss.

During the investigation, a forensic medical examination was carried out, the biological traces of the teacher on the things of the victim were not found. The teacher was also tested for a tendency to pedophilia, but the result was negative.

READ ALSO:

“Sex scandal” in Perm: a math teacher shines 13 years for a slap on the priest of the seventh grader

In an interview with Komsomolka, the teacher told his version of events [видео] (More …)

In Perm, 17 graduates spoke at the trial in defense of a mathematics teacher who faces 13 years for a slap on the priest of a seventh grader

Among them were police officers and lawyers [видео] (More …)

“Having heard the verdict, he took off his belt.” In Perm, the teacher received 9 and a half years for a slap on the student’s priest

Valery Syropyatov was handcuffed in the courtroom (More …)

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The court sentenced the former Prime Minister of France for embezzlement of the budget and payments to his wife :: Society :: RBC

Former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon was accused of embezzlement of the state budget, as well as the fact that he paid his wife Penelope a salary for work that she did not perform. Fillon received five years in prison, three of them probation

Francois Fillon

(Photo: Benoit Tessier / Reuters)

The Paris Criminal Court found former French Prime Minister François Fillon guilty of embezzlement of public funds, as well as complicity in the fictitious employment of his wife Penelope, reports Le Figaro.

Fillon was sentenced to five years in prison, three of which are conditionally assigned. In addition, Fillon must pay a fine of € 375 thousand. He is forbidden to stand for election for ten years.

A similar amount will be fined and his spouse. In addition, the court sentenced her to three years probation and limited her right to be elected for two years. The deputy Fillon Marc Julot was also found guilty. The court appointed him two years probation, a fine of € 20 thousand and five years of disqualification.

In addition to fines, Le Figaro writes, all three must compensate the National Assembly for the amounts received by fraud Penelope Fillon. The court ruled that the former prime minister and his wife will jointly pay € 401 thousand, another € 679 thousand in compensation to Penelope Fillon will share with Julot. Thus, the French National Assembly alone should receive about € 1.15 million from Fillons.

The Paris Criminal Court did not issue a warrant for the detention of the former prime minister, and he and his wife left the building after the meeting. Fillon spouses appeal the decision, writes Le Figaro.

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President of Kazakhstan instructed to consider returning to strict quarantine :: Society :: RBC

He also instructed, in preparation for the second wave of the epidemic, to increase the number of infectious beds by one and a half times by the end of July, using all reserves, including private and departmental clinics.

“I am instructing the government to resolve the issue of providing pharmaceuticals within five days,” Tokayev added.

He also commissioned the development of a national plan to protect the life and health of Kazakhstanis and pointed out the need to ensure consumer price stability.

Over the previous day, 547 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected in Kazakhstan, the total number of cases exceeded 21.3 thousand. In addition, 1066 asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus infection were registered on June 28, 2020, which are not included in the general statistics. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 183 people have died, including five in the last day.

In March, the two largest cities of Kazakhstan – Nur-Sultan and Alma-Ata – were closed for quarantine, entry and exit from the cities was limited. On May 11, the state of emergency was lifted in Kazakhstan, however, the restrictions introduced within its framework were not immediately lifted. In particular, roadblocks at the entrances to Nur Sultan and Alma-Ata were removed only on the night of May 31 to June 1. In late June, the regime began to tighten again – on the weekend of June 27–28, public transport stopped working in Alma-Ata, large shops, covered markets, public catering establishments closed, etc.

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President of Kazakhstan instructed to consider returning to strict quarantine :: Society :: RBC

He also instructed, in preparation for the second wave of the epidemic, to increase the number of infectious beds by one and a half times by the end of July, using all reserves, including private and departmental clinics.

“I am instructing the government to resolve the issue of providing pharmaceuticals within five days,” Tokayev added.

He also commissioned the development of a national plan to protect the life and health of Kazakhstanis and pointed out the need to ensure consumer price stability.

Over the previous day, 547 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected in Kazakhstan, the total number of cases exceeded 21.3 thousand. In addition, 1066 asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus infection were registered on June 28, 2020, which are not included in the general statistics. Since the beginning of the epidemic, 183 people have died, including five in the last day.

In March, the two largest cities of Kazakhstan – Nur-Sultan and Alma-Ata – were closed for quarantine, entry and exit from the cities was limited. On May 11, the state of emergency was lifted in Kazakhstan, however, the restrictions introduced within its framework were not immediately lifted. In particular, roadblocks at the entrances to Nur Sultan and Alma-Ata were removed only on the night of May 31 to June 1. In late June, the regime began to tighten again – on the weekend of June 27–28, public transport stopped working in Alma-Ata, large shops, covered markets, public catering establishments closed, etc.

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Zadornov disclosed the details of Otkritie’s sale options :: Finance :: RBC

According to him, in the spring of 2022, during the IPO, 20-25% of the asset can be sold. The bank was sanitized through the Federal Security Service

Mikhail Zadornov

(Photo: Vladimir Astapkovich / RIA Novosti)

The chairman of the board of Otkritie Bank Mikhail Zadornov told Forbes in an interview that in March investment banks submitted their proposals on the future fate of the financial institution. The point is to sell 20-25% of Otkrytie at the first stage.

“There are different opinions about whether it is worth conducting an IPO or private placement, that is, selling to a strategist. Most banks nevertheless advise to go for an IPO, while not excluding the possibility that if someone offers good money, for example for Rosgosstrakh or NPFs, the Central Bank may sell these assets separately, ”Zadornov said.

Zadornov predicted a decline in return on deposits in rubles below 5%

Mikhail Zadornov

He noted that due to the situation with the coronavirus pandemic, banking assets are now “not fairly priced.” According to him, it is advisable to make an assessment at the beginning of next year, when the market will recover.

“In 2021, all Otkritie group companies must show results that will become the basis for the sale,” Zadornov said, noting that the IPO indicative dates moved to the spring of 2022.

Regarding the work of Otkrytie under quarantine measures, the bank’s chairman of the board noted that already in May the entire network was operating at almost full capacity, although only a third of the points worked in the first week of April. “We see that from mid-May activity in all areas has been recovering, and now we are changing the risk policy in relation to retail lending,” said Zadornov.

The Central Bank will postpone the sale of the sanctioned Otkrytie Bank due to a pandemic

Photo: Artem Geodakyan / TASS

The transfer of the sale of “Discovery” from the fall of 2021 to the spring of 2022 on June 5 was announced by the head of the Central Bank, Elvira Nabiullina. She noted that the Bank of Russia is interested in selling the asset “as quickly as possible”, but pointed out that potential investors should evaluate the state of Otkrytie and its prospects after emerging from the pandemic.

Otkrytie is the first bank to undergo a financial recovery under the new scheme. Since August 2017, its reorganization has been carried out under the control of the Central Bank, through the Banking Sector Consolidation Fund (FSBS). The Central Bank received a 99% stake in a credit institution, and later merged with Binbank, which was rehabilitated by a similar scheme. At the end of 2019, the combined bank ranked seventh in terms of assets (2.3 trillion rubles) in the Russian banking sector.

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The CEC did not exclude voting in the election for several days :: Politics :: RBC

The Federation Council and the CEC are discussing the possibility of postponing the practice of voting for several days to subsequent elections. This, according to the upper house of parliament, will ensure convenience and security.

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Voting for several days in the election is quite possible, said RBC member of the CEC Yevgeny Shevchenko. According to him, for this it is necessary to consolidate this idea legislatively. Earlier, a similar idea was made in the Federation Council.

“If this is an element of the electoral law, the CEC, as a law enforcement body, will implement this,” he said. “I talked a lot with the participants in the voting, almost all of them speak positively that there is an opportunity to choose when to vote.”

Answering the question whether the Federation Council had already approached the CEC with a similar proposal, Shevchenko explained that after the end of the all-Russian vote on amendments to the Constitution “all issues related to the forms of its holding will be discussed in detail, including with the legislators”.

The fact that the Federation Council intends to discuss with the CEC and the Civic Chamber the possibility of extending the practice of voting within a few days to the elections was previously announced by the chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Legislation Andrei Klishas, ​​RIA Novosti reports. According to him, this possibility will be discussed taking into account practice gained during the nationwide voting on the Constitution.

The speaker of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko, proposed discussing the possibility of spreading the voting form for several days. She noted that the extension of the vote on the Constitution made it possible to comply with sanitary and epidemiological requirements in an epidemic.

How is the vote on amendments to the Constitution. the main thing

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Officially, the date of voting on amendments to the Constitution is set for July 1, but Russians can come and vote at the polls from June 25. In Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod, you can also cast your vote remotely.

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