Investigator Baikova to Demand Lukashenko to Release Her

11.06.2010 10:41

The next week, a senior investigator for especially important cases of the General Prosecutor's Office of Belarus, Svetlana Baikova, will sent a petition to the country's President, Alexander Lukashenko, demanding to release her from custody. From February 25, the woman has been kept in KGB jail.

The lawyer of the accused, Mikhail Volchek, reported that her petition to the head of state as the guarantor of the Constitution refers to the need to protect the constitutional rights of Svetlana Baikova. The letter also provides evidences of the actions illegality of some State Security Committee’s officers, BelaPAN informs.

According to the lawyer, from May 31, his client had declared a hunger strike, which lasts to the present. As a result, women’s health has deteriorated, there has started problems with her legs.
The accused does not fulfill the doctors’ requirements, who persuade Svetlana Baikova to stop the hunger strike.

As Telegraf previously reported, KGB officers arrested Svetlana Baikova during anticorruption company in February. She is charged with attempt to unlawful exemption from criminal liability, unlawful exemption from criminal liability and abuse of power or official authorities, and with bringing charges against the known to be innocent and knowingly false arrest or detention.

General Prosecutor of Belarus brought the protest to KGB chairman’s decision to choose and apply preventive punishment in the form of detention, but the court did not support the position of the General Prosecutor.

On May 11, Minsk City Court extended the arrest of a senior investigator for especially important cases, Svetlana Baikova, till June 24.