On Sunday, keeping the Belarus presidential elections and following a number of opposition politicians have been arrested, now is the småbarnmamman In Tichanovskaja, 37, who emerged as the main challenger to president Lukashenko.
Lukashenko has ruled the country since he became president in 1994. The presidential election has since condemned as anti-democratic, and the opposition leader have been in prison. The situation has gotten this country to be known as the last dictatorship in Europe.
a number of activists ahead of the elections in Belarus
One of those arrested is a Well Tichanovskajas you, the blogger, Sergei Tichanovskij, who ended up in jail after he showed up at the election. The husband has been known to travel around the country and interviewing the growing discontent, Lukashenko, according to the BBC.
" My husband is sitting in prison. And he's not the only one. The number of political prisoners is growing every day, " says Svetlana Tichanovskaja.Veronika Tsepkalo, as Well Tichanovskaja and Maria Kolesnikova challenges in power in Belarus.Photo by: < / b> FORCES / NATALIYA FEDOSENKO/TASS/SIPA USA SIPA USA , as Well Tichanovskaja were forced to send their children abroad for hot.Photo by: < / b> YURI KOMISSAROV / KOMMERSANT PHOTO / POLARIS, POLARIS IMAGES Many people have expressed their support as Well Tichanovskaja.Photo by: < / b> TATYANA ZENKOVICH / EPA / TT / EPA, the TT NEWS agency is a Previous Next Exit fullscreen mode
Maria Kolesnikova, a former kampanjchef of the other arrested candidate for president, and Veronika Tsepkalo, the wife of another candidate, who had been forced to flee the country, gathering In Tichanovskaja now in the tens of thousands of people in protests against the power.
Tens of thousands in protest of
in the Last week have demonstrated, at least 60, 000 people in the march and showed their support for the trio, according to the BBC.
" I'm not a politician, my goal is to be one of the forces, in order to solve the main task: to switch off the power and hold fair elections, said In Tichanovskaja to Cochran.
Before the election the belarusian security services have arrested 33 people who claimed to be a Russian mercenary, and who is suspected of terrorism, and to try to push the concern in the election, according to the BBC.
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