16 January 2018, Tuesday, 22:30

Haidukou: “All books in KGB library have bad endings”


Andrei Haidukou from Navapolatsk, who is accused of spying, doesn't lose heart in the KGB jail and recommends his mother to watch historical films.

“A lawyer saw Andrei on Tuesday, January 22,” Volha Haidukova said to Salidarnast website. “He had to wait for the whole day and got the opportunity to see him only an hour before the closure time. They talked only for 40 minutes.”

Andrei Haidukou's mother says her son is fine.

“The lawyer says he looks healthy,” she notes. “He receives parcels. Andrei  received many postcards on New Year's Eve. Some of them were sent to the detention facility in Vitebsk and resent to the KGB jail.”

Volha Haidukova received another letter from her son in the morning.

“It's better with mail now,” Volha says. “This letter was sent on January 20 and I received it on the third day. Andrei made a list of historical films he advises me to watch. He writes that I have much free time on pension and should watch films. He recommends to watch the films based on Henryk Sienkiewicz's trilogy With Fire and Sword, The Deluge and Pan Michael.”

The mother of the activist notes her son is not allowed to watch TV, but he has no problems with newspapers.

“As in the Vitebsk detention facility, he cannot watch TV in the KGB jail. Andrei receives Belgazeta, Nasha Niva and Narodnaya Volya,” Volha Haidukova says. “I subscribed him to the newspapers for February. He doesn't have a lot to read besides newspapers. Andrei says there are many books in the jail library, but all of them have bad endings. We are waiting for the situation to be solved. Nobody believes our son is involved in spying. It's good that the media are still interested in Andrei's fate. If it were not for the media, they would frame up the case.”

Andrei Haidukou, who is accused of spying, and another suspect in the case, Illya Bahdanau, an activist of unregistered Navapolatsk-based Union of Young Intellectuals, had a face-to-face interrogation on January 15.