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Belarus opposition candidate flees to Lithuania amid crackdown on election protests

WorldNews Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Belarus opposition candidate flees to Lithuania amid crackdown on election protestsMoscow (CNN)The main opposition candidate in Sunday's disputed presidential election in Belarus has fled the country after security forces mounted a sweeping crackdown on protests over the result. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who stood in for her husband as an opposition candidate after he was jailed in the run-up to the vote, is now in Lithuania, that country's foreign affairs minister announced Tuesday. "Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is safe. She is in Lithuania," Linas Linkevicius tweeted. Tikhanovskaya fled after publicly rejecting preliminary election results that handed the longtime Belarusian President Alexander...
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Belarusian police arrest 200 women at opposition protest [Video]

Belarusian police arrest 200 women at opposition protest

Police in the capital of Belarus have cracked down sharply on a women’sprotest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation.

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Linas Antanas Linkevičius Linas Antanas Linkevičius Lithuanian politician

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Linas Linkevicius says his country will "do the utmost" to mediate talks in Belarus, and says opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya is in a secure location.View on euronews

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