MINSK — Svetlana Alexievich is something very rare in Belarus.
It’s not just that she’s a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, but she’s also one of the few opposition leaders not under arrest or in exile.
Alexievich is the last of seven senior members of the Coordination Council, an opposition body set up to ensure a peaceful transfer of power from Alexander Lukashenko, who is still at (sort of) liberty. She’s kept her freedom thanks to the intermittent presence of foreign diplomats in her Minsk apartment, making her arrest a potential PR disaster for Lukashenko’s embattled government.
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Source:: European Voice