Relatives scientist contender for the presidency in 2010 by Ivan Kulikov, convinced that he is being persecuted for trying to become president.
The fact that the former presidential candidate Ivan Kulikov indicted and arrested on January 20 said, "Freedom" Eugene Sachek the press service of the police in Minsk:
"He is charged under part 3
"Through the abuse of power" — with this formulation can be assumed. More information is not available. "
Ivan Kulikov was trying to be elected to the presidency, but stopped the company at the beginning of the collection of signatures. Mr. Kulikov was arrested on the evening of January 17 the police Condo district of Minsk. The apartment was searched scientist.
According to his son who was arrested Vladimir, who has lived in Moscow, from the police to the father did not have claims to December 19. Vladimir convinced that it was an attempt to become president so changed the fate of the fathers.
"While Lukashenko allowed these games to the registration of all possible candidates and collecting signatures on all condoned. When Dec. 19 it was all over, he decided that everything should answer who is to blame. And he felt it, because they came with a check to college and started checking it was his laboratory. Tested very hard, interviewed employees, some intrigue there trailed, and eventually detained for 72 hours at first, and now more. "
January 18, the day after the arrest of Ivan Kulikov, the army called his youngest son George, the day after to leave Belarus daughter Elena. She is now in Moscow.
Children Kulikova not exclude that repression can fall on them. "If a tattoo put up absurd charges, the this country Everything is possible and relatively children "- says Vladimir.
According to Ivan Kulikov lived modestly. Salary doctorate was about one million rubles, of which he paid the loan on the car. "She helped to make ends meet, he read lectures in various educational institutions."
The reasons that prompted his father to take part in the elections, the son said:
"I think he wanted to represent the interests of scientists, those who our country unjustly deprived of attention. Without illusions to win, but wanted to draw attention to the problems of the people of science. I do not know whether he was on the square on December 19, but I know that he was behind the changes in society. "
It is not known who will be a lawyer Ivan Kulikov during the investigation. Since the beginning of the investigation, he may use the services of duty counsel, who may be replaced.
According to information from the police to contain Ivan Kulikov in prison in Volodarskogo.