A day before the presidential election in Belarus, campaign Manager of the opposition candidate, Svetlana Tichanowskaja has been arrested – for the second Time. Maria Moros will be held until Monday, said a spokeswoman for Tichanowskajas to the AFP news Agency on Saturday. The reason for the arrest was unclear. Moros had been the beginning of the week in custody, after they had visited the Lithuanian Embassy in Minsk. A little later, she was released.
Tichanowskaja is the main rival of the 26 years of authoritarian governing President Alexander Lukashenko, who competes in the election on Sunday to a sixth term. The 37-Year-old took after her husband, the well-known Blogger Sergei Tichanowski, was excluded from the election and imprisoned.
The advance voting began on Tuesday, the actual election day is Sunday. The authorities took action before the presidential election is massively against the Opposition.
Possible connection to the imprisoned political consultant
the end of July, had also been the policy Advisor to Vitali Schkliarow on a visit to his parents in Belarus, was detained. Schkliarow is a native Belarusian, but lives in Washington. On Saturday, he was accused to have on the Organisation of mass riots before the election involved. Schkliarow threatened up to three years in prison, said his lawyer. The policy Advisor denies the allegations. Reason for his arrest, his comments to the Belarusian policy rather.
The state television had reported, citing the Belarus security service, Schkliarow have advised the detainees Tichanowski. The policy expert denies any cooperation. Schkliarow had advised in the past, among other things, presidential candidates in America, Russia and the Ukraine.Updated Date: 08 August 2020, 15:19