Belarusian human rights defenders: Haidukou is political prisoner

Haidukou’s sentence is “ungrounded and politically motivated” and is aimed at “increasing the importance of KGB by methods unacceptable in a democratic society”, human rights defenders say.  The authors of the appeal drew attention to the violation of the right to a fair trial and other rights and liberties guaranteed by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Human rights defenders demand to release Andrei Haidukou and “cancel the illegal sentence while reconsidering his right to a fair trial”.

The full text of the message can be found here.

Navapolatsk activist Andrei Haidukou accused of treason was imprisoned for 18 months for “attempting to contact foreign intelligence without traces of treason” on July 1.