8 Sep 2020

Belarus opposition leader ‘ripped up passport to stop deportation’

In Belarus, the opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova has reportedly tried to stop herself being deported by tearing up her passport at the Ukrainian border.

She was bundled into a car by masked men in the centre of the capital Minsk yesterday

There have been mass protests in Belarus since President Lukashenko declared himself the winner of the country’s election five weeks ago.