Andrei Haidukou's counsel appealed the verdict

2013 2013-07-09T16:51:12+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

As the journalists informed by Andrei's mother, Volha Haidukova, the lawyer Vadzim Mushynski appealed the verdict at the Supreme Court of Belarus.

According to her, Andrei will be kept in the Vitsebsk remand prison at least till the end of July and the mother will try to get a meeting with him during that time.

On 1 July the civil activist from Navapolatsk Andrei Haidukou was found guilty of attempting to establish cooperation with foreign intelligence and sentenced to 1.5 years in prison. The trial was held behind closed doors at the Vitsebsk Regional Court. It is still unknown whether Andrei Haidukou pleaded guilty or not.

According to the deputy prosecutor of the Vitsebsk region, Aliaksandr Sidarovich, who gave an interview to a reporter of "Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belarusi" after the trial, Andrei Haidukou allegedly tried to contact the CIA, for which he passed them a letter with an offer of collaboration with the aid of a friend who traveled abroad. On the border Haidukou's letter to CIA was confiscated, after which all his activities were watched by the security services, and he was arrested after using a cache allegedly made by the US spies.