August 8, 2020

Leading Belarus opposition candidate’s campaign manager detained: spokeswoman

Minsk (AFP) – The campaign manager of Belarus’s leading opposition candidate was detained on Saturday on the eve of a tense presidential vote, her office said.A spokeswoman for presidential hopeful Svetlana Tikhanovskaya told AFP that Maria Moroz had been detained and was expected to be held until Monday. It was not immediately clear on what grounds she had been held, said spokeswoman Anna Krasulina.”She probably won’t be released before Monday,” Krasulina said. Moroz was also detained by the interior ministry on Thursday after visiting the Lithuanian embassy in Minsk. She was later released.A…


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