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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 01:32 PM

Belarus: Nobel Laureate Alexievich visited by diplomats amid 'harassment'

Source: BBC

Belarus: Nobel Laureate Alexievich visited by diplomats amid 'harassment'

9 September 2020

European diplomats have been photographed at the home of a Nobel Prize-winning writer in Belarus after she said masked men tried to break in.

Svetlana Alexievich called journalists to her home on Wednesday after the incident.

She is the last leading member of the opposition Co-ordination Council still in Belarus who has not been detained.

The government has cracked down on dissent after protests swept the country following a disputed election.

Maria Kolesnikova, one of three women who joined forces to challenge authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in August's vote, is in detention after she resisted attempts by the authorities to expel her to Ukraine earlier this week.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54079337


Svetlana Alexievich pictured at home in Minsk surrounded by European diplomats (Twitter @annlinde)

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Wed Sep 9, 2020, 03:39 PM

1. Is she the one who avoided deportation by destroying her passport...she's formidable!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 9, 2020, 05:38 PM

2. No, that was Maria Kolesnikova.

Ms. Kolesnikova is now in custody charged with plotting a coup d'etat against the regime.


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