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Belarus Authorities Allegedly Issued Death Threats Against Opposition Activist

A prominent Belarusian opposition activist has accused authorities of threatening to kill her has they tried to forcibly deport her to Ukraine amid government efforts to end five weeks of mass protests against President Alexander Lukashenko following a disputed election.

Maria Kolesnikova said in a complaint filed by her lawyer Thursday that she resisted her expulsion as authorities tore up her passport, put a bag over her head and drove her to the border with Ukraine before she fought her removal from Belarus and was jailed.

“In particular, it was stated that if I did not voluntarily leave the Republic …read more

Source:: Voice of America



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