BCD demands information about the fate of priest Uladzislau Lazar

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Priest Uladzislau Lazar

Priest Uladzislau Lazar

The organizing committee of the party "Belarusian Christian Democracy" demands that the KGB provide complete information about the fate of the detained priest Uladzislau Lazar.

According to testimonies of parishioners of the Holy Spirit parish in Barysau, the priest disappeared two months ago – which means that he was to have received formal charges already.

The "spy case" of Andrei Haidukou proved to everyone that the charges of cooperation with foreign intelligence services in today's Belarus were most often a provocation of the the intelligence and a way to intimidate the society. The parishioners, devoid of the shepherd, Catholics and all people of good will need demand that the KGB provide information about the accused priest Uladzislau Lazar including the reasons why he is kept in the KGB prison and why the statements about his guilt are made by the top-rank state officials in the absence of investigation and trial.

We believe that the arrest of reverend Uladzislau is an attempt to intimidate or blackmail the Belarusian Church and believers.

Bear in mind that on 26 July Aliaksandr Lukashenka said that Belarus had detained an intelligence officer, who with the help of representatives of the Catholic Church collaborated with foreign intelligence services. The following day it was reported that the rector of the Catholic parish of Holy Spirit in Barysau, Catholic priest Uladzislau Lazar, had been kept in the KGB detention center for two months already. It is still not known why he was detained and whether he has any relations to the case, mentioned by Aliaksandr Lukashenka. The KGB still conceals all information about it.

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