Spy mania heats up

Last week a citizen of Belarus was arrested for alleged gathering information on the instructions for a foreign intelligence agency, Valery Vakulchyk, Head of the State Security Committee (KGB), told reporters. He refused to go into details referring to the secrecy of investigation.

Defenders of “spy” Andrey Haydukou “will definitely change their mind after the sentence is awarded”, Mr Vakulchyk said. Charged with treason against the fatherland, the activist is to stand trial in camera in Vitsebsk.

The 23-year Deputy Head of unregistered organization “The Union of Young Intellectuals” was arrested by the State Security Committee (KGB) on November 8, 2012 in Vitsebsk. On November 13, 2013 KGB spokesman Aliaksandr Antanovich announced that Mr Haydukou “had gathered and passed political and economic information on the instructions of a foreign intelligence agency,” and that he had been caught in the act of making a dead drop.



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