The Prosecutor General’s Office of Belarus is preparing to bring oppositionist Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and her associates to justice.
On March 29, the Prosecutor General of Belarus Andrei Shved announced the initiation of a criminal case against Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and members of the BYPOL opposition initiative. The head of the department clarified that they are suspected of preparing a terrorist attack on the territory of the country.
According to Shved, a few days ago Tikhanovskaya and her associates planned to arrange explosions and arson in the capital and other cities of the republic. The Prosecutor General added that Vyacheslav Maleichuk, who was detained red-handed, testified about the organizers and participants of the upcoming attack.
“The KGB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs managed to identify and promptly suppress a serious terrorist threat,” Shved emphasized.
The Belarusian opposition announced mass protests on March 27. However, there were not enough participants for the centralized action, and as a result, the organizers invited the Belarusians to gather in their districts. The human rights center Viasna reported that 245 people were detained that day.
The situation in the republic worsened in August last year. Then the supporters of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said that the country’s leadership had rigged the presidential elections. Alexander Lukashenko denied this information and noted that the voting was fair and honest.