Christopher Miller+ Your Authors @ChristopherJM Correspondent covering Ukraine and more for @BuzzFeedNews. Also seen in @RFERL @POLITICOEurope @ViceNews @Guardian. Send tips to [email protected] Aug. 08, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the woman challenging Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in tomorrows big election, has left her apartment and gone into hiding in Minsk after her top two aides were detained by authorities, her press service says.

More on her, the most extraordinary election in Belarus’s history, and what’s at stake for the country here:  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christopherm51/belarus-president-faces-women-led-challenge 

Maria Kolesnikova, one of the trio of women leading the Belarusian opposition movement, has been detained in Minsk ahead of tomorrow’s election. She’s usually the “❤️” in the trio’s famous hand gestures, “✌️✊❤️. “

And now she's released.


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