A few days ago, Alyaksandr Fyaduta, the political analyst and journalist accused of preparing a coup d’etat and attempt on Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s life, could see his lawyer. It was through her that Maryna Shybko, Fyaduta’s wife, found out about her husband’s condition and mood and told about it to “Narodnaya Volya.”
The lawyer hired by Fyaduta’s wife met with her client only several days after the detention. At first, Fyaduta was given a duty lawyer. There was virtually no information from him either.
But the current lawyer is bound by a strict non-disclosure agreement and cannot give any details related to the investigation of the case. She can only talk about some daily issues.
Letters have not yet reached Alyaksandr Fyaduta. But he has received a telegram from his wife.
“He said he wrote a letter, but I have not received it. I know that many people write to him, asking for expert advice on literary matters, but so far I haven’t heard that anyone has received a reply from him, and I don’t know whether he receives correspondence at all,” said Maryna Shybko.
Alyaksandr Fyaduta has health problems; he has chronic diseases. Maryna Shybko sent him the medicines he regularly takes. The KGB accepted the medical drugs.
“He has said through his lawyer that his blood pressure is skyrocketing, asked for a tonometer, but I don’t know whether they will accept it or not,” says Maryna. “I know that a doctor visited him recently and he was taken for walks. Unfortunately, I have no more information.”
Alyaksandr Fyaduta is also asking for more paper for his letters and work. He was about to write his next dissertation in the detention center; he defended his doctoral thesis in Poland.