BCD activist Siarhei Malashonak intends to hold a rally in support of political prisoners in Navapolatsk
Siarhei Malashonak, an
activist of the organizing committee of the party Belarusian
Christian Democracy, applied to the Navapolatsk City Executive
Committee for the authorization of a street action in support of
political prisoners in Belarus.
The action is dated to the second anniversary of the post-election protests of 19 December 2010. The applicant asks to authorize the action at 5-7 p.m. on Budauniki Square.
Polatsk and Navapolatsk activists also demand the release of Andrei Haidukou, 23-year-old worker of the “Naftan” enterprise, deputy head of the unregistered community “Union of Young Intellectuals”, detained on 8 November for “state treachery in the form of intelligence activities”. At present he is kept in the pre-trial prison of KGB.
A criminal case has been initiated against him. However, Haidukou's friends and relatives don't believe that he could really take part in such activities and consider these events as an attempt to intimidate youth activists. Such concern is based on the fact that prior to the arrest Andrei Haidukou had been summonsed to talks with “people in mufti”, who threatened him with trouble in the places of work and study.