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Russia adds Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to its wanted list

Source: Meduza

Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya (Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya) has been added to the Russian Interior Ministry’s wanted list, RIA Novosti reports.

A TASS source in law enforcement explained that Tikhanovskaya was added to a wanted list in her home country of Belarus, but will also be considered wanted in Russia, since she has appeared on an inter-state wanted list. 

In Belarus, Tikhanovskaya stands accused of inciting actions that threaten national security.

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya is currently located in Europe. She was forced to leave Belarus just a few days after the presidential elections on August 9, due to pressure and threats from the authorities.

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