Belarusian opposition leader refuses to be thrown out of the country

“Kolesnikova was snatched from the streets of Minsk on Monday. She is a member of the opposition Coordination Council, set up to arrange a peaceful transfer of power after the August 9 presidential election. Lukashenko claims to have won 80 percent of the vote, but his rival Svetlana Tihkhanovskaya says she was the real winner.

Lukashenko has denounced the council as an illegal body and the authorities are arresting and deporting its members.”

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