MARIA KOLESNIKOVA, ONE OF THE FIGURES WHO ORGANIZED THE PROTESTS IN BELARUS, GOES ON TRIAL


18/09/2020




Selin ATAY-TDO- Maria Kolesnikova, one of 3 women who organized the anti-government protests in Belerus, is on trial "under the security law" after the protests.

A statement by Belarusian officials said Kolesnikova was accused of "inciting the people to revolt in defiance of national security."

The Belarusian investigative committee announced on Wednesday that the charges against Kolesnikova were finalized because of "actions that he carried out using the media and the internet in defiance of Belarusian national security".

3 women, considered one of the leading figures of the opposition in Belarus, organized large-scale demonstrations against President Aleksander Lukashenko, who announced that he had again won the disputed elections on August 9 and would continue his 26-year rule.

More than 100 thousand people, who claim that the election was rigged and in fact the opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya won the election, have been participating in protests throughout the country on Sunday for the past five weeks.

The hard-line stance of security at anti-government protests has condemned by the international community. Hundreds of people were detained during the demonstration, and the number of demonstrators injured or even killed by security forces continues to increase by the day.

Last week, it was announced that Kolesnikova had been kidnapped by masked men and taken to the Ukrainian border. The 38-year-old protester had managed to stop authorities trying to send him from Belarus by tearing up her passport.

Another figure who contributed to organizing the protests, Veronika Tsepkalo, has left the country.


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