"Spy case": counsel not allowed to visit Andrei Haidukou

2013 2013-01-04T14:01:17+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

Andrei Haidukou, who is accused of spying, wasn't allowed to see his lawyer in the KGB jail on 3 January.

Andrei Haidukou is to have a face-to-face interrogation with a new suspect in the case.

There were no vacant rooms for meetings with inmates, Andrei Haidukou's lawyer was told as he made the third attempt to see his client. RFE/RL learned it from activist's mother Volha Haidukova.

“You know, they did everything not to find vacant rooms. The lawyer has permission for a visit, but they create obstacles to the meeting.”

Volha Haidukkova says her son was transferred to Minsk on 22 December. He had been kept in the detention center in Valadarski Street until 27 December and then in the KGB jail. The jail staff accepted a parcel for Haidukou from his sister on 29 December, but she doesn't know if Andrei received it.

Andrei Haidukou, a worker of the "Naftan" plant in Navapolatsk, was arrested on 9 November and accused of spying. According to the KGB, Andrei Haidukou was detained as he was “installing a dead drop with information interesting for foreign secret services”. The "European Belarus" civil campaign released a statement saying the activist was detained for distributing "Charter'97" newspaper.