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News ID: 47803
Publish Date: 10:07 - 08 September 2020
Tuesday, 08 September 2020_Police in Belarus have launched a search operation for Maria Kolesnikova, an opposition figure who has been missing since Monday.

Police launch search for missing opposition figure in BelarusThe headquarters of former presidential contender Viktor Babariko said on Monday that Kolesnikova’s relatives had filed a missing person report with the police, who had then begun the search.

Some media reports said unidentified people abducted Kolesnikova near the National Art Museum in the capital, Minsk, on Monday.

“We agreed that she would go to the post office to fetch a letter from the central police department… Eyewitnesses say they got her into a minivan with the word ‘communications’ written on it and took her to an unknown location,” Maxim Znak, another opposition figure, said, referring to a police notice that she was sent on an administrative offense she committed by attending an unauthorized rally last month.

The headquarters of former presidential contender Viktor Babariko said on Monday that Kolesnikova’s relatives had filed a missing person report with the police, who had then begun the search.

Some media reports said unidentified people abducted Kolesnikova near the National Art Museum in the capital, Minsk, on Monday.

“We agreed that she would go to the post office to fetch a letter from the central police department… Eyewitnesses say they got her into a minivan with the word ‘communications’ written on it and took her to an unknown location,” Maxim Znak, another opposition figure, said, referring to a police notice that she was sent on an administrative offense she committed by attending an unauthorized rally last month.

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