The Internet has circulated a video in which Svetlana Tikhanovski, reading the text on a piece of paper, called on Belarusians not to confront the security forces and protests
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This record came a few hours after the video message, which Tikhanovski reported that he faced a tough choice and decided to reunite with children
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In the evening prior to your departure to Lithuania of the oppositional candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski, she spent three hours without a lawyer with two high-ranking employees of power structures in the CEC building, which came to file a complaint with the election results. It on a press-conferences were reported by the representative of the joint staff of the opposition Maria Kolesnikova.
“I all this time was with colleagues at the entrance. An hour after the start of the negotiations, we saw how the people came with large black bags, similar to bags for video equipment. The straps of the bags was the name of the companies involved in video equipment. The result, as you know, there was a video that was recently released”, – quotes Kolesnikov Tut.by.
We are talking about a video in which Tikhanovski, reading the text on a piece of paper, called on Belarusians not to confront the security forces and protests. This record came a few hours after the video message, which Tikhanovski reported that he faced a tough choice and decided to reunite with the children. “Many understand me, many will condemn, and many will hate. But God forbid to be in front of such a choice that was I,” said the candidate. What prompted her to leave the country, Tikhanovski said. Even before she said that is not going to leave Belarus.
“At four o’clock in the evening Svetlana had no intention to leave the country. That gives me reason to conclude that the decision was made simultaneously and under pressure from the Belarusian authorities,” – said at a press conference Trustee Tikhanovski Olga kovalkova (text coverage led channel “Lobby KYKY”). For the team the candidate the decision to leave was unexpected, at the headquarters there is still no connection with Tikhanovski.
Kovalkova did not rule out that the video address which appeared the second time, Tikhanovski recorded under pressure. “I didn’t pass this information. But as a person who is very good at communicating and spent a lot of time around, I’m sure she couldn’t say. She stated that she won the elections”, – said Koval’kova.
This is also the opinion of Kolesnikov. “I think three hours in the office with representatives of law enforcement agencies, when there are children when there is a husband who is under criminal prosecution when you have friends and supporters who are in jail, some of them Svetlana knew nothing for several days, for example, Mary frost, – when all your entourage and family are being held hostage, it is very difficult to make statements not under pressure,” she said.
According to Kolesnikova, Tikhanovski was in the office of the CEC with the security forces alone. “In this regard, I have a very big question to Lydia M. Yarmoshyna [head of the CEC of Belarus – approx. ed.] by what right presidential candidate invited to the reception of the CEC and leave alone with the representatives of power structures without an attorney, within three hours, was held without communication with the world?” -said Kolesnikov.
She supported the decision Tikhanovski to leave the country. “Svetlana, if you can hear me, I support you, you’re a hero, you have done for the Belarusian people very much,” – said Kolesnikov. She added that the team is unregistered presidential candidate of Belarus Victor Babariko arrested in the midst of the presidential campaign, continues its work and will provide support to victims of repression.
Kolesnikov said that messengers are “received information, they say, we need to go”, but she plans to stay in Belarus. She added that information about direct threats Tikhanovski staff have not been.