"People are so intimidated that even their party colleagues did not risk going because of the threat [of detention]," a source familiar with the situation told "Pozhir".

According to the interlocutor of the publication, the sister of the political prisoner was at the farewell, and the son was on a video link from Israel.

On the street, people were being watched by employees of unknown special services - from a car "with red license plates".

Journalist and public activist Lednik was detained on April 12, 2022.

He was initially arrested for 15 days, but he was never released.

On September 6, 2022, the court of the Leninsky district of Minsk (judge Tatsiana Shotik) sentenced Lednik to three years of imprisonment under Art.

367 (slander against Lukashenka) in the general regime colony for publication in the party magazine "Position".

Igor Lednik

was detained on April 12, 2022 and sentenced to 3 years of imprisonment under Art.

367 for allegedly slandering Lukashenka in his publication in the BSDP party magazine "Position".

In prison, his health deteriorated significantly, he underwent an operation on the gastrointestinal tract.

In addition, Igor had a disability of the 2nd group due to heart problems.

The authorities recognized Igor Lednik's profile on Facebook as "extremist material".

According to fellow party members, Ihar Lednik actively advocated the elimination of the "union state" of Belarus and Russia and believed that the Budapest Memorandum was violated in Belarus after the dissolution of the Supreme Soviet of the 13th convocation, which led to the establishment of a dictatorship in Belarus, its rapprochement with Russia and its undermining European security in the region.