Linas Antanas Linkevičius

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Opposition candidate Svetlana Tichanovskaya left Belarus

After the presidential election in Belarus, the opposition candidate Svetlana Tichanovskaya left the country and is now in the EU country Lithuania. The 37-year-old is now safe, said the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius on Twitter. The minister had previously expressed concern for the safety of the mother of two in view of the violence in Belarus.

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Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovskaya's location "not known", safety concerns according to Lithuanian foreign minister

The Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius has tweeted that he has tried to reach Svetlana Tikhanovskaya for "several hours" without being successful. He added that "her whereabouts not known even to her staff" and that he is concerned for her safety.