17 January 2018, Wednesday, 14:04

Andrei Haidukou not allowed to see his mother


Volha Haidukova arrived in Vitebsk to meet with the investigator in charge of the criminal case against her son, who had been detained by the KGB for “treason”.

She asked Aleh Barysevich on the phone to make an appointment, but the investigator answered: “Come here for a questioning,” Radio Svaboda reports.

According to Haidukova, the questioning in the Vitebsk regional office of the KGB lasted for 1.5 hours. The mother of the Navapolatsk-based activist signed a non-disclosure agreement. She says she didn't receive new information from her conversation with the investigator. The only news she learnt was that she couldn't see her son:

“I wasn't allowed a meeting. They say I can possibly see him at the end of the investigation or after it. I am glad I could talk to the investigator, but I am not quite satisfied: the situation remains unclear... I put my questions, but they don't disclose anything... The charge is the same.”

The mother hoped the charge was changed. When Andrei Haidukou was detained in Vitebsk on November 8, he was taken to the KGB jail in Minsk, because there are no facilities in Vitesbk to keep such detainees. Haidukou was transferred back to Vitesbk in early December. He is in detention centre No. 2.