Belarus Opposition Leader Has Been Abducted, Colleagues Say

A Belarus opposition leader has been abducted, an opposition council said, raising fears that government authorities are stepping up efforts to crack down on the protest movement after nearly a month of rallies against the disputed election of longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko.

The opposition’s Coordination Council said the leader, Maria Kalesnikava, and two other members of the panel were kidnapped by unknown people in the center of Minsk, without providing more details. Earlier, the independent Belarusian Tut.by news…

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