Russia has included Cichanovska on the wanted list

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Minsk claims that Cichanovskaya called for the overthrow of the country’s constitutional order.

Oct 17, 2020 at 5:57 AM TASR

MOSCOW. Russia has included Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Cichanovska on the wanted list in accordance with regional agreements after Belarus did so. Minsk claims that Cichanovskaya called for the overthrow of the country’s constitutional order.

The Free Europe station (RFE / RL) informed about it on Friday.

The Russian media quoted the local Ministry of the Interior as confirming the move, saying it was a measure within the Union of Russia and Belarus.

The report comes three days after Cichanov’s opening demanded that Alexander Lukashenko resign as President of Belarus by October 25, otherwise a nationwide strike will follow.

“This ultimatum was demanded by the people, I only announced it publicly,” she said in an interview with RFE / RL Cichanovska, who, according to her own words, faces five years in prison if she is detained and convicted.

Belarus has been embroiled in unrest since the August presidential election, in which Lukashenko secured his sixth term amid allegations of widespread electoral fraud.

Cichanovsk√°, whose supporters claim that she won the election, shortly afterwards fled to neighboring Lithuania due to threats against her person and family.

Both the United States and the European Union are refusing to recognize Lukashenko, 66, as the legitimate leader of Belarus. Brussels agreed on 2 October to add it to its sanctions list.

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