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Opposition politician Maria Kalesnikava kidnapped in Minsk

Source : 112 Ukraine

Unknown put Kalesnikava in the minibus and she was taken to an undisclosed location
16:04, 7 September 2020

Member of the presidium of the Coordination Council of the Belarusian opposition Maria Kalesnikava
Tut.by

In Minsk, member of the presidium of the Coordination Council of the Belarusian opposition Maria Kalesnikava was kidnapped as Tut.by reported.

Near the Belarusian National Arts Museum, unknown put Kalesnikava in the minibus and she was taken to an undisclosed location.

“I came forward and hear the sound of a phone falling on pavement, some stamping; I turned around and saw how people in civilian clothes and masks push Maria in this minibus, her phone flies off; one of these people picks this phone up, jumps into the minibus and they left,” a witness said.

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Other members of the presidium also confirmed that Kalesnikava disappeared and she does not get in touch, as well as some other members.

“Member of presidium Maria Kalesnikava, spokesperson Anton Rodnenkov, and Executive Secretary Ivan Kravtsov do not get in touch,” the message said.

The location of employees is unknown.

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On August 9, the clashes of the protesters with the law enforcers started in Minsk. The law enforcers used stun grenades and water cannons against the protesters. Later, it was reported that a man died during the protests. A young man received a fatal head injury. On August 10, protests against the results of the presidential elections were resumed in the Republic of Belarus, a flash-noise grenade exploded in the center of Minsk; journalists talked about three volleys at the intersection of Kalvariyskaya Street and Masherov Avenue.

On August 14, the Central Election Commission of Belarus announced the final results of the election. According to the commission, incumbent President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the election.

Related: Human right activists report at least 200 detainees in Belarus on Sunday

As we reported, the EU is going to adopt the sanctions against Belarusian officials.

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