Liubou Kavaliova still trying to get her son's notes returned

2012 2012-08-02T17:04:11+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

The mother of executed Uladzislau Kavaliou wants KGB chief Vadzim Zaitsau to send a written reply to her demand to return her son's notes. Liubou Kavaliova told this BelaPAN news agency.

Her second appeal to Vadzim Zaitsau was delivered to the KGB on 16 July. She was informed about the delivery, but has not received an answer yet.

It is her second attempt to clear up what happened to her son's notes and receive them. The first attempt failed. She didn't get an official answer to her appeal to the KGB chief. She only had a telephone call from the KGB jail and heard a female voice saying they had no notes. We remind that KGB spokesman Aliaksandr Antanovich told BelaPAN the same information on 28 May.

It should be reminded that Kavaliova received a parcel from the KGB with her son's personal belongings after the execution of a death sentence. But the yellow document case, which was seen in Uladzislau's hands at trials, was empty. “He had this case in the court. It contained notes he made during and after trials, when he and his lawyer were reading the materials of the case to appeal against the judgement. Uladzislau asked to keep these notes,” Kavaliova said some months ago.

She supposes her son could have mentioned violations in jail in his notes, so they were removed. “I did not receive any documents saying my son's notes were destroyed in accordance with the law,” the mother of the executed man says.