Belarusian opposition politician reportedly taken by masked folks
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Znak’s reported detention adopted the same disappearance on Monday of Maria Kolesnikova, one of many leaders of mass protests in opposition to President Alexander Lukashenko which have rocked his authorities since a disputed Aug. 9 election.
Znak was the final member of the opposition’s Coordination Council nonetheless energetic inside Belarus, apart from Nobel prize-winning writer Svetlana Alexievich, who has acted as a figurehead for the motion.
All the remaining have fled or been compelled overseas or been detained in a crackdown by Lukashenko’s safety forces as he seeks to keep up his 26-year grip on energy within the former Soviet republic.
Znak’s lawyer was cited as saying that his consumer’s flat was additionally being searched by the state investigative committee and that he was topic to authorized proceedings.
State investigators have been additionally looking out the headquarters of jailed opposition politician Viktor Babariko, a witness in Minsk mentioned.
On Tuesday, outstanding opposition chief Kolesnikova thwarted an try to deport her by tearing up her passport to keep away from being compelled to cross the border into Ukraine, two of her allies mentioned.
She stays in detention.