Belarusian opposition determine Maria Kolesnikova will file a grievance towards members of the safety service for “kidnapping” and “demise threats”, her political organisation has introduced.

Kolesnikova is at the moment being held by the nation”s Investigative Committee underneath investigation for “inflicting hurt to nationwide safety”.

Opposition colleagues declare she tore her passport on the border with Ukraine to keep away from being exiled out of Belarus.

Kolesnikova’s lawyer, Lyudmila Kazak, has submitted a grievance to the Investigative Committee on Thursday to provoke a felony case

An announcement was launched on the website of Viktor Babaryko, a former presidential candidate for whom Kolesnikova was the marketing campaign supervisor, detailing her actions earlier than the Ukrainian border.

Extracts within the letter confer with “abduction by unknown folks, psychological stress, demise threats, [and] an try and drive her out of Belarus.”

The web site additionally claims that Maria Kolesnikova is able to give “detailed testimony” towards members of the KGB and GUBOPiK in Belarus.

“These folks threatened to take my life, which I perceived as actual,” wrote Kolesnikova.

“Specifically, it was acknowledged that if I didn’t go away the territory of the Republic of Belarus voluntarily, I’d nonetheless be taken away: alive or in components.”

“There have been additionally threats to deprive me of my liberty for as much as 25 years, to trigger me issues in locations of detention, in locations of deprivation of liberty, which I additionally perceived as actual.”

Kolesnikova claims that when she didn’t consent to the authorities, she was saved in a cell for one hour, the letter continues.

She additionally confirms the model of her supporters that, so as to not be forcibly expelled from the nation, she tore up her passport.

“After the KGB officers realized that I’d not go away Belarus voluntarily, they put a bag on my head, pushed me right into a minibus, and took me to the [Aleksandrovka village], the place they tried to make use of drive towards my will to expel me from the Republic of Belarus.”

“After I tore my passport, thus excluding entry into the territory of Ukraine, I used to be once more put in a minibus and brought to the Mozyr border detachment, the place I used to be till the night of September 8, 2020.”

The letter additionally states that Kolesnikova was “warned about felony legal responsibility for knowingly false denunciation”.

Her detention got here one month after the disputed presidential election consequence, which triggered an unprecedented wave of protest within the nation.

President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in energy since 1994, acknowledged on Thursday that he won’t go away underneath stress.


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