On 13 October the leader of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions Aliaxandr Iarashuk was summonsed to the Republican Procurator's Office
The Procurator's Office of Belarus took explanations from the leader of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions Aliaxandr Iarashuk because of his statement regarding the speech by Aliaxandr Lukashenka at the September congress of the Federation of the Trade Unions.
Aliaxandr Iarashuk told Radio Liberty: "I was told that I was distributing information that was not published in the official media, regarding the instructions issued by Lukashenka during his 20 September speech at the FPB Congress to the chair of Belnaftakhim Branislau Sivy and the chair of FPB Leanid Kozik to stop the independent trade union movement. They wanted to know where I obtained this information and whether I can prove it".
Iarashuk does not rule possible persecution from the law enforcement agencies.