Ales Bialiatski was given 10 minutes to pay last tribute to his father. This morning, he was guarded by police from the prison in Zhodzina to the Minsk morgue.
As Radio Svaboda has learned from Ales Bialiatski’s wife, Natallya Pinchuk, Ales was allowed to stay alone for some time at the morgue and then spend about 15 minutes with his relatives. After that, he was immediately escorted back to the prison in Zhodzina.
A car with the coffin drove to Svetlahorsk for the funeral scheduled for the second half of the day.
The human rights activist applied for visiting his father, but all his requests were declined by the Corrections Department.