Contents tagged with Tikhanovskaya

  • Lithuania refuses to extradite opposition leader Tikhanovskaya to Belarus

    Any attempt by the Belarusian authorities to demand the extradition of ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya from Lithuania is doomed to failure, said Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister Mantas Adomenas in an interview with Deutsche Welle.

    "Lithuania does not extradite people who are subjected to political persecution. Minsk is well aware of the answer we will give them," the deputy foreign minister said.

    According to him, any request for Tikhanovskaya's extradition would be a " …

  • Tikhanovskaya urges Germany to actively support protesters in Belarus

    Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, one of the Belarusian opposition leaders, called on Germany to support more actively anti-Lukashenko protesters. "We hear a lot of words about support, but we need action," Tikhanovskaya told German newspaper Der Spiegel. She called for the abolition of the visa regime for those persecuted by the Belarusian authorities, as well as the expansion of EU sanctions against Lukashenko's "ruling circle".

    At the same time, Tikhanovskaya expressed confidence that the protesters …

  • Media: Kremlin opens its doors to Belarusian opposition

    People from the team of Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya are currently in Moscow. They visit the Russian capital regularly, reports the Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita.

    Referring to its informed source, the newspaper notes that the Belarusian delegation consists of several people representing the Coordination Council of the Opposition. Their task is to meet with the media, experts and representatives of Russian think tanks, including those directly connected with the Kremlin. …

  • Belarusian opposition leader promises to relook at all relations with Russia

    Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, a former presidential candidate and opposition leader, said that if the new government came to power, all the agreements of Belarus with Russia would be reconsidered.

    "Whatever Alexander Lukashenko agrees on, he has lost the support of the Belarusian people. This means that all its deals and contracts will be relooked and annulled by the new government," Tikhanovskaya wrote on her Telegram channel.

    She spoke in favor of friendly relations with Moscow, noting that the …

  • Belarusian opposition leader asks that Belarusian riot police be recognized as terrorist organization

    Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has asked that  Belarusian riot police and the Anti Organized Crime Directorate be recognized as terrorist organizations.

    Tikhanovskaya spoke about the brutality of Belarusian security forces during a meeting with the Dutch Foreign Minister.

    "Since GUBOPIK (Main Anti Organized Crime Directorate) and riot police have turned into criminal gangs, we are beginning the procedure of recognizing these organizations as extremist or terrorist. All …

  • Minsk: 13,000 Belarusians left for Poland and Ukraine

    In the past two months, 13,000 people have left Belarus for Poland and Ukraine, the Belarusian Interior Ministry said. "Poland accounts for the largest number - 10,000 people. Latvia and Lithuania - much less - no more than 500 people have left for these two countries," said the head of the Department of Citizenship and Migration of the Belarusian Interior Ministry Alexey Begun. He also said that during the same period about 3,000 people left for Ukraine.

    Begun did not agree that the mass …

  • Tikhanovskaya promises economic support for those who will join general strike in Belarus

    Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya named guarantees for those who will support the general strike which will be held if the Belarusian authorities do not comply with the "people's ultimatum".

    "We have announced the People's Ultimatum - and if its demands are not met, on October 26 I will support every Belarusian who will join the general strike. Under “each” I mean that the rights of striking workers will be shared with students, entrepreneurs, neighbors, drivers, scientists, …

  • Three Belarusian opposition leaders nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    Three leaders of the Belarusian opposition - Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Maria Kolesnikova and Veranika Tsepkalo – have been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize, said Geir Toskedal, a MP of the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party, in an interview with the newspaper Vårt Land.

    According to him, he nominated Tikhanovskaya, Kolesnikova and Tsepkalo "for their struggle for fair elections and for inspiring the peaceful opposition against the illegitimate regime in Belarus."

    "Opposition …

  • 280 people detained in Belarus during Sunday protests

    The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed the detention of 280 people during the protests on Sunday, October 18.

    Among those, 215 were detained in Minsk, Belta reports.

    Of those detained, 237 remain in custody pending court reviews of administrative offence cases opened against them.

    "Partisan March" - another protest with a demand to review the results of the presidential elections in Belarus and release political prisoners - was held in Minsk on October 18. Tens of thousands of …

  • Belarusian opposition leader gives Lukashenko an ultimatum

    Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya demands that Alexander Lukashenko announce his resignation by October 25. Otherwise, a national strike will begin in the country, Tikhanovskaya said in a statement on her Telegram channel.

    In particular, the opposition leader gave the Lukashenko regime three mandatory conditions: Lukashenko should announce his resignation; violence on the streets must stop completely; all political prisoners must be released.

    If Lukashenko does not comply …