Social workers pay visit to Dzianis Sadouski's home
Dzianis Sadouski, an executive secretary
of the Belarusian Christian Democracy party, was among coordinators of the
election boycott campaign in Minsk.
He was detained on 28 August when he was pasting boycott posters calling. The
Frunzenski District Court of Minsk sentenced him to 10 days in custody.
On 5 October social worker Halina Haurylava from the social pedagogical center of Minsk's Savetski district visited the flat where Sadouski is registered. The social worker wanted to see how activist's children – three-year-old son and five-month-old daughter – live in view of repeated detentions of Dzianis Sadouski.
Haurylava threatened the family of the BCD's executive secretary would face problems. She didn't find Sadouski at home and promised to involve police to look for him.
The BCD press service reports that Dzianis Sadouski was outraged over the visit. “The regime wants to press on me and create tension in my family. It's obvious that my detention on 28 August and this visit are politically motivated,” he noted.
Vital Rymasheuski, the co-head of the BCD party, says such actions by the authorities resemble the pressure applied to the family of former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikau, when the secret services threatened to kill or kidnap his three-year-old son. “These methods cannot be called authoritarian. These are methods of Hitler's Gestapo, when they threaten to kids,” he stressed.