Statkevich, Lyabedzka, and Nyaklyayeu file complaint over evesdropping
Politician Anatol Lyabedzka has filed a complaint to the Prosecutor General about the bug found in the napkin of the cafe "Salodki Falvarak." This complaint was also signed by Uladzimir Nyaklyayeu and Mikola Statkevich.
As Euroradio reported earlier, on October 16, Uladzimir Nyaklyayeu, Mikalai Statkevich and Anatol Lyabedzka were going to meet in the cafe for negotiations. The waitress changed replaced the napkin holder. But it turned out to have a device for listening.
Despite raised hopes, a full turn toward Europe seems unlikely.
Do recent events indicate that Belarus could fully turn towards Europe and pull away from Russia politically? In the last few months, a number of developments have excited observers in international media and revitalised old debates about the former Soviet country’s future. But despite positive indications, a broader view suggests that this prediction may be overly optimistic.
In the judgment of most media freedom or democracy indexes, the Eastern European country is labelled as one of the worst in Europe and in recent years Belarus has shown no tangible progress towards establishing a free media atmosphere.