Belarus presidential election: opposition candidate goes into hiding on eve of vote | The Guardian

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who is challenging incumbent Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday’s vote, fled her home after police detained staffers Belarus’s opposition candidate for president went into hiding the night before challenging longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday in the country’s most unpredictable election in a generation.Candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya fled her apartment after police detained several senior staffers in what critics called an attempt to scare the opposition ahead of the crucial vote. Continue reading…

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who is challenging incumbent Alexander Lukashenko in Sunday’s vote, fled her home after police detained staffers

Belarus’s opposition candidate for president went into hiding the night before challenging longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko on Sunday in the country’s most unpredictable election in a generation.

Candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya fled her apartment after police detained several senior staffers in what critics called an attempt to scare the opposition ahead of the crucial vote.

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