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Top Belarus activist says authorities threatened to kill her


KYIV, Ukraine — A prominent opposition activist who resisted her forcible expulsion from Belarus by ripping up her passport accused Belarusian authorities Thursday of threatening to kill her amid their efforts to end a month of protests against the country’s authoritarian president.
Maria Kolesnikova said in a formal complaint released by her lawyer that agents of Belarus’ state security committee put a bag on her head and drove her to the border with Ukraine before she fought her removal from Belarus and was jailed.
“They threatened to kill me,” Kolesnikova said. “They stated that if I refuse to leave the territory of …read more

Source:: National Newswatch

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