Andrei Haidukou to spend one more month at KGB jail

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Andrei Haidukou has been held at KGB's pre-trial detention center for three months, writes Salidarnasc.

Neither his relatives nor his lawyer were notified about the extention of detention period for one month. The mother of the arrestee, Volha Haidukov, reckons his son is prosecuted because of his activities within the opposition.

Andrei Haidukou, 23 was a worker at Naftan oil refinery in Navapolatsk and a deputy chairman of the unregistered Union of Young Intellectuals when he was detained by KGB agents in Vitsebsk on November 8. He is charged with "using a dead drop to pass information to foreign intelligence services." Under Article 356 in the Penal Code of Belarus that deals with the state treason by spying, Haidukou is facing from 7 to 15 years in prison.