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Mar 29, 2021
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A case on preparation of a terrorist attack was opened against Tikhanovskaya in Belarus

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Belarus has opened a criminal case against the ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and a number of former security officials who are abroad and opposition-minded about the preparation of an act of terrorism by an organized group.

The country’s Prosecutor General Andrei Shved said that a few days ago these persons tried to make explosions and arson in Minsk and other Belarusian cities and accuse state bodies of “committing actions that create the danger of death of people,” BelTA informs.

The Prosecutor General’s Office instructed the KGB to organize an international search for Tikhanovskaya and other suspects and prepare documents for sending to Lithuania and Poland on their extradition for criminal prosecution.

Last Friday, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus announced the prevention of two terrorist attacks, which the local resident planned to carry out.

In early March, it was reported that Lithuania refused to extradite Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to the Belarusian authorities, explaining that the politician was “subject to political persecution”.

Earlier, the Investigative Committee of Belarus initiated the extradition of Tikhanovskaya to her homeland and submitted the relevant documents to the Prosecutor General’s Office.

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