Vitsebsk: second day of trial of "spy" Haidukou
According to the
information from the Vitsebsk Regional Court, where the hearings on
the criminal case against Andrei Haidukou are taking place, the
defendant is kept in a cage. "It can be a gross violation of his
right to defense, as keeping him in a cage can hinder him to contact
with his counsel during the trial", stated the Vitsebsk human
rights defender Pavel Levinau.
On 13 June Pavel Levinau and the activist of the Belarusian Christian Democracy Tatsiana Seviarynets had a talk with the head of the Vitsebsk Regional Court Mikalai Khamichonak. They told RFE/RL about seeing some witnesses being summonsed to the trial over Andrei Haidukou. "These were people in police uniform", said Pavel Levinau.