Andrei Haidukou got transferred to Mahiliou penal colony

2013 2013-09-05T17:00:04+0300 2013-09-05T17:00:04+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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Andrei Haidukou

Andrei Haidukou

Andrei Haidukou, a 23-year-old social activist, worker of the Navapolatsk oil-processing plant “Naftan”, punished with 1.5 years of imprisonment, has been transferred from the Vitsebsk remand prison to the Mahiliou penal colony No. 19.

According to his sister Maryia, his relatives found about while bringing a parcel for him to the remand prison.

“Our Vitsebsk relatives went there to pass the parcel and were told that he had been transferred to Mahiliou. We haven't received any official information yet. We thought he would be kept in Vitsebsk for a little while longer, but it appeared that he has been very swiftly transferred to Mahiliou.

Andrei Haidukou was found guilty of attempting to establish cooperation with the CIA. On 28 August the Supreme Court of Belarus upheld the verdict in its appeal. On 27 August the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus considered his appeal and left the verdict unchanged. Though the both trials were held behind the closed doors, some of the case materials were published in the state-owned press.

According to the human rights defenders, they proved rather the absence of corpus delicti in his actions than his guilt.