24 January 2018, Wednesday, 2:48

Andrei Haidukou's whereabouts unknown


The mother of the activist accused of treason hopes she will be informed about his whereabouts in the nearest time.

“I don't know if my son is in Vitebsk or not. I think he will be here this week or on Monday,” Volha Haidukova, the mother of arrested deputy head of the Union of Young Intellectuals, said to charter97.org.

According to Volha Haidukova, she is going to hire another lawyer in connection with the transfer of her son to Vitebsk:

“There are some changes. Why did they decide to move him to Vitebsk? We think some nuances appeared. I was going to meet with a lawyer and human rights activists, including Aleh Vouchak. Andrei will be transferred to Vitebsk. I don't know if it will be comfortable for the lawyer to visit Vitebsk. It could be more reasonable to find another lawyer here.”

We remind that Andrei Haidukou was detained in Vitebsk 20 days ago. The 23-year-old worker of Naftan plant in Navapolatsk is charged with spying.

Officially, the guy was detained as he was “installing a dead drop with the information interesting for foreign secret services”. Many find the accusation absurd. European Belarus civil campaign released a statement saying the activist was detained for distributing Charter'97 newspaper. Human rights activists link the prosecution of Haidukou to his pro-opposition views and say it is an attempt to intimidate young activists.