Former political prisoner Hajdukou forbidden to leave country
8:51, — Politics
It is KGB that has forbidden Andrej Hajdukou to leave the country.
The former political prisoner learnt about that on 14 May at the citizenship and migration department of the Navapolatsk Interior Affairs Departments. The reasons for the ban on leaving the country were not explained to Andrej Hajdukou. The only thing told to him was that it was the local KGB that forbad him to travel abroad. The local citizenship and migration department made a request there and received a notification of the prohibition to leave Belarus, the web-site of the Viasna human rights center reports.
KGB established preventive surveillance after Andrej Hajdukou right after he was released on 8 May. Police applies the same procedure to him as a convicted felon, but he is not under preventive supervision.
On 1 July Hajdukou was put on trial on criminal charges for “Attempted cooperation with special services, security services or intelligence of a foreign state” and sentenced to one and a half year in prison.
Andrej Hajdukou was detained by KGB on 8 November 2012 allegedly while he was putting information for foreign special services in a hiding place. He was put in a jail, and on 13 November 2012 KGB spread information claiming they had stopped the illegal activities of a citizen of Belarus, who had collected and passed to foreign intelligence information of political and economic character.
Criminal charges were brought against Andrej Hajdukou under part 1 of the article 356 of the Criminal Code (state treason by the means of agent’s activities).