KGB 'offers cooperation' to wife of Charter97 coordinator

2011 2011-01-08T16:48:01+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

KGB officers visited the apartment of Dzmitry Bandarenka, a prisoner of the KGB (the State Security Committee) pre-trial detention center. They wanted to have 'a private conversation' with his wife Volha.

She managed to tell about that to her daughter on the phone, and after that the talk was interrupted.

In half an hour Volha Bandarenka was available on the phone again. She told that KGB men offered her 'cooperation' and asked to 'influence her husband', making him cooperate with authorities in the investigation. For her agreement she was promised he would be released on recognizance, and he would be sentenced to a 'term which would be not as long as Sannikau’s'.

Dzmitry Bandarenka, Andrei Sannikau’s election agent, was detained on 20 December overnight and is kept in the KGB jail.