Nobel Laureate Alexievich Refuses to Answer Belarus Investigators

Belarusian Nobel Prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich stated Wednesday she rejected to respond to detectives’ questions after she was mobilized as a witness in a criminal probe into the resistance.

Opponents of President Alexander Lukashenko created a Coordination Council to supervise a serene shift of power after they rejected his case to have actually won a sixth term in an Aug. 9 governmental ballot.

Lukashenko sent off the safety and security solutions to violently punish mass objections versus his re-election as well as opened up a criminal probe into the council, charging its participants of trying to fall his federal government.

Alexievich was called a participant of the council’s presidium yet has actually not attended its sessions.

” I am completely calm. I do not really feel guilty. Every little thing we are doing is legal and also essential,” Alexievich informed AFP as she arrived at the Investigative Committee’s headquarters in Minsk with other participants of the presidium.

She left quickly afterwards, saying she had declined to answer inquiries and that the council’s only goal was “to join society.”

Alexievich, that won the Nobel Literature Prize in 2015, is an outspoken movie critic of Lukashenko and also has sustained leading opposition figure Svetlana Tikhanovskaya who fled to surrounding Lithuania after asserting triumph in the ballot.

One more member of the council, previous mediator and society preacher Pavel Latushko, was doubted by private investigators for several hours on Tuesday and authorized an agreement disallowing him from reviewing the meeting.

2 other members of the presidium were detained previously today and also punished to 10 days in police apprehension for organizing unapproved rallies.

The European Union has turned down the results of the political election as well as stated it will impose permissions on between 15 as well as 20 people it believes are in charge of election fraudulence and punishing serene protesters.

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