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Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years over mass protests

A Belarusian opposition leader who rallied mass protests against disputed leader Alexander Lukashenko has been jailed for 18 years. Sergei Tikhanovsky was convicted of organising riots among other charges following a trial condemned as a sham. He planned to challenge Mr Lukashenko in the 2020 presidential election, but was detained before the vote. His wife, […]

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Belarusian leader flees to Lithuania amid political unrest and violence over election results

Belarus opposition leader, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya left her country amid political unrest and violence over Sunday’s disputed presidential elections. Lithuanian foreign minister, Linas Linkevicius in a tweet said Ms Tikhanovskaya is “safe” in Lithuania. Svetlana #Tikhanovskaya is safe. She is in #Lithuania. pic.twitter.com/6f9U2meoX0 — Linas Linkevicius (@LinkeviciusL) August 11, 2020 Election Results: Long-serving Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko […]

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Unrest in Belarus after Lukashenko declared winner in Sunday’s presidential elections

Demonstrators and riot police clashed in Belarus’s capital Minsk, after  poll results declared long-time leader Alexander Lukashenko’s victory in Sunday’s elections. Many chanted “Get out” and other anti-government slogans. Police used stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon against demonstrators. Police in Belarus detained some 3,000 people for taking part in the unauthorized gatherings. Belarusian […]