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Former Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Belarus, opposition leader Valery Tsepkalo, removed from the presidential election left the country for fear of persecution. About it reports “Interfax”.
According to the politician, he received information about the impending arrest. To avoid persecution, he, along with two children fled the country and is now in Russia. Spouse Tsepkalo Veronica stayed in Belarus for participation in the election campaign of the presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovski.
On 20 July the Supreme court of Belarus dismissed the complaint Tsepkalo on the refusal of the Central election Committee (CEC) to register a candidate for the presidency. The former diplomat has denied the right to become a rival of Alexander Lukashenko in elections on the grounds that he failed to collect the required to nominate the number of signatures.
He Tsepkalo in an interview with “the Ribbon.ru” said that the refusal to register opposition candidates would mean the cancellation of elections in the country. “In this case, to me, it’s hard to say. Everything will depend on the activity of civil society,” he said.
Earlier, the interior Ministry of Belarus reported that the office has received the materials about “the facts of illegal activity” Tsepkalo on the basis of which was being tested.
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