Tichanowskaja off the grid: Again violence in Belarus

to protest While in several Belarusian cities on Monday night, new many people were preparing to against the official result of the presidential elections, foc

Tichanowskaja off the grid: Again violence in Belarus
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While in several Belarusian cities on Monday night, new many people were preparing to against the official result of the presidential elections, focused on the Regime of permanent ruler Alexandr Lukashenka on its largest opponent, Svetlana Tichanowskaja. Finally, this was announced on Monday, the far-fetched official results with 80 percent for Lukashenka and a good ten percent for Tichanowskaja – not to recognize themselves for the election winner declared.

Friedrich Schmidt

Political correspondent for Russia and the CIS in Moscow.

F. A. Z.

The secret service, the KGB claimed to have an attack on Tichanowskajas life prevents. In the state television KGB chief Valery Wakultschik relied on information from Tichanowskajas rod, on the other hand, the Ministry of the interior, the have intercepted a message that it is "in need of a sacred victim". In several successor States of the Soviet Union, this formulation is popular to opponents of the regime to blame, if there is a victim in its ranks.

So the Kremlin loyalty of the media tried to, for example, after the murder of Boris Nemtsov in the spring of 2015, these opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin as the victim of a plot by the Opposition to portray. The latter did have a "sacred victim", to be able to Putin a better hammer (Later opinions and judgments, not in the ranks of the Opposition, but in the environment of the Chechen Putin-Gefolgsmanns Ramzan Kadyrov; a clarification of the murder has led to solid.).

With a view to Tichanowskaja said Wakultschik now, the sender of the message from the required "victim" was known and would soon be arrested. He added, to have 120 staff for the guarding of the rod Tichanowskajs turned off. Previously, Lukashenka had stated that the staff of his opponent had been made in the Monday night under guard.

Tichanowskaja a put on Monday by the Central election Commission complaint against the official election result, and vanished afterwards in the evening with the words, you've made "a decision". Their whereabouts was at first unknown, shared with her staff. Lukaschenkas opponent must always reckon with an arrest. Her husband, in whose place you took in the elections, is already sitting since the end of may in custody, and according to the news portal Tut.by the state brought television to the candidate in connection with "mass riots", as the Regime called the protests from Sunday evening and on Monday night. The investigative Committee has opened according to its own figures, a total of 21 proceedings in respect of the relevant Offence and notified to suspected more than 80 arrested persons were.

Despite all the deterrence of several Belarusian towns and cities, it was reported on Monday night, new protests. A protester came in clashes with the police in the capital Minsk killed. In the man's Hand an explosive device had exploded the set that he had to special units of the police want to throw in, informed the authorities. The man had succumbed to his severe injuries. Previously, it had come at a barricade to a confrontation between the protesters and the police.

pictures from Minsk, who managed, in spite of the ongoing Internet throttling out of the country, showed increased new and demonstrators, where motorists zuhupten in solidarity. Apparently, only the power used in Minsk Haber closures of metro stations and disruption of public transport. Also, drivers prevented, conversely, that forces could be transferred within the capital.

Updated Date: 10 August 2020, 19:19

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