Belarus detains Svetlana Alexievich

Belarus detains Svetlana Alexievich

Belarusian authorities have detained two members of the opposition Coordination Council, which calls for rule of law and repeated presidential election, and summoned the third one – Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich- Belarus’ most famous writer. She was called in for questioning on as part of a criminal probe into an opposition council.

Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize, is a member of the Coordination Council, which was established by opponents of Alexander Lukashenko after he was declared winner of the country’s disputed August 9 election.

Meanwhile, two more members of the Coordination Council were arrested Monday as Olga Kovalkova and Sergei Dylevsky were detained in the capital, Minsk. Both are accused of illegally organizing a strike.

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