Belarus Opposition Candidate Tsikhanouskaya Flees To Lithuania
The Morning Standard|August 12, 2020
Belarus Opposition Candidate Tsikhanouskaya Flees To Lithuania
In a video statement on Tuesday, she apologised to her supporters for leaving the country and urged them to respect the law and avoid clashing with police

BEIRUT

THE top opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential vote, who initially refused to concede her defeat amid a massive police crackdown on anti-government protesters, on Tuesday said she has left for Lithuania and called on her supporters to end demonstrations.

Looking haggard and distressed, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a former teacher and political novice, apologised to her supporters in a video statement and said it was her own choice to leave the country.

“It was a very hard decision to make,” she said. “I know that many of you will understand me, many others will condemn me and some will even hate me. But God forbid you ever face the choice that I faced.”

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August 12, 2020