21 January 2018, Sunday, 13:56

Real reason for Haidukou's arrest was keeping Charter'97 newspaper


European Belarus civil campaign announced the real reasons for activist's arrest.

European Belarus campaign released the following statement today:

Andrei Haidukou, a deputy head of the Union of Young Intellectuals and activist of the organising committee to create Belarusian Christian Democracy, was arrested on November 8. He is in the KGB jail on accusations of spying for foreign states.

As European Belarus campaign knows, Andrei Haidukou was detained as he was  carrying copies of Charter'97 newspaper to spread them in the Vitesbk region. The newspaper was called the “information that interests foreign secret services”, because Haidukou was detained as he was packing newspapers for storage.

Charter'97 newspaper is published by youth activists. It contains materials from charter97.org and other independent websites.

Andrei Haidukou was exercising his right guaranteed by article 34 of the Constitution: “Citizens of the Republic of Belarus shall be guaranteed the right to receive, store and disseminate complete, reliable and timely information on the activities of state bodies and public associations, on political, economic, cultural and international life, and on the state of the environment...”

We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Andrei Haidukou.”