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Belarus Opposition Leader Maria Kalesnikava Abducted By Masked Men

Belarus opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava was shoved into the back of a van in Minsk by masked men at 10 am on Monday. She is the only member of the opposition trio to have remained in the country.

She has started a campaign against the doubtful election 9 of President Alexander Lukashenko. The other two women left Belarus amid disputed election result that has triggered mass street protests.

Unknown masked men dragged Maria Kalesnikava and took her to an unknown location. A total of 100,000 people was protested against the government on Sunday. More than 630 people were detained amid protest.

A witness came forward and disclosed that she heard the sound of the phone falling and a fight at around 10.05 am near the National Art Museum.

Witness said that she saw the masked men grabbed Kalesnikava and put her into the van. Police have denied that Kalesnikava was arrested.

EU leaders also denied the result of the election and agreed to impose sanctions in Belarus. On the other hand. President Alexander Lukashenko has put blame on Western nations for interfering in his country.

Lukashenko is preparing to go to Moscow for talks in the coming days. Kalesnikava has earlier said that no one can stop the flood of people to fight.

Furthermore, she said that Belarusians only want the peaceful change of power and will never get tired of demanding their right.


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