Belarus Opposition Leader Maria Kolesnikova ‘Snatched From Street’ In Minsk By Masked Men


Daily Mail: Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova is ‘KIDNAPPED’ by masked men who bundle her into a minibus as Moscow welcomes President Alexander Lukashenko for talks* Kolesnikova, 38, was shoved into the back of a van in Minsk at 10am on Monday
* She is the only member of the opposition trio to have remained in the country
* Comes after a 100,000-strong rally against Lukashenko in the capital on Monday
* Moscow has announced it will welcome the president for talks in coming days

Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova was today bundled into a minibus by masked men in Minsk.

The 38-year-old was ‘kidnapped by unknown people’ and driven off in a vehicle marked ‘Communications’, her campaign team said. Kolesnikova’s team said her phone has been turned off and there was no comment from Minsk police.

Kolesnikova is the only member of the three women who have joined forces to fight against President Alexander Lukashenko’s dubious August 9 election to have remained in the country.

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