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    Belarus opposition leader: Dozens disappeared after protests

    They are Europe's "disappeared."


    Dozens of people arrested while protesting the Belarus presidential election have vanished and remain unaccounted for — and the EU should not forget them, opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said Monday.


    In an interview with POLITICO, Tikhanovskaya, who fled to neighboring Lithuania in fear for her own safety, described her missing supporters as political prisoners made to disappear by the regime of strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who is still clinging to power despite continuing widespread protests and labor strikes over the disputed August 9 election.

    "What I want to tell is that a lot of people in Belarus now are political prisoners," Tikhanovskaya said, speaking by videoconference. "They just are in jail without any court, and they are in there only for their, I don't know, for their wish to talk about what's going on in Belarus, about their desire to live in a free country.


    "After the demonstrations," she said in halting but clear English, "we still don't know where about 70 people are and they are miss[ing] and it's a very big problem for us because it shouldn't be in a European country in the 21st century that people are miss[ing] and authorities don't do anything just to find them.


    "Everybody has seen all the violence that our authorities have committed, our police committed toward all these peaceful people," Tikhanovskaya said. "And not one criminal case was organized to investigate this, you know these crimes, as if it's normal. No, it's not normal and cases should be opened against every policeman that beat these people."


    MORE Belarus opposition leader: Dozens disappeared after protests - POLITICO

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    ^ this is pathetic. Bald and Bankrupt of YouTube fame built a 2 million subscription channel around the friendlyness and openess of Belarusian society. Yet here we have the regime X change media machine , passing it off as North Korea 2.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    ^ this is pathetic. Bald and Bankrupt of YouTube fame built a 2 million subscription channel around the friendlyness and openess of Belarusian society. Yet here we have the regime X change media machine , passing it off as North Korea 2.0
    What on earth has some bloke on Youtube, who did a couple of videos on the piss with the locals, got to do with the same country having a shitty dictator running the show?!??!??!

    * and Bald and Bamkrupt built his Youtube success based on his Indian adventures, by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    ^ this is pathetic. Bald and Bankrupt of YouTube fame built a 2 million subscription channel around the friendlyness and openess of Belarusian society. Yet here we have the regime X change media machine , passing it off as North Korea 2.0
    He's not one of the ones in Post #151 then is he, dumbarse?

    Plus there is no "media machine" he's kicked out the ones he doesn't like as all good dictators do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    He's not one of the ones in Post #151 then is he, dumbarse?

    Plus there is no "media machine" he's kicked out the ones he doesn't like as all good dictators do.
    I am talking about the western regime media meaning the one who wrote the article above.

    France kicked RT out of Paris during the election in 2017 so we can call that even

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    I am talking about the western regime media meaning the one who wrote the article above.

    France kicked RT out of Paris during the election in 2017 so we can call that even
    What are you babbling on about now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    France kicked RT out of Paris during the election in 2017 so we can call that even
    Posting drunk is seldom a good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Posting drunk is seldom a good idea
    France banned RT journalists during the election in 2017. Then lifted the ban after 2 years


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    Backspin,please don't post propaganda news sites only the west can do do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    France banned RT journalists during the election in 2017. Then lifted the ban after 2 years
    You had better re-watch and re-watch and re-watch the clip because you're talking bullshit, the tagline is all you're after. You're degenerating to chico-level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    You had better re-watch and re-watch and re-watch the clip because you're talking bullshit, the tagline is all you're after. You're degenerating to chico-level.
    It's a retarded clip. The right topic starts half way in. Usually they don't fucj up this bad and I didn't feel like finding a new video

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    It's a retarded clip.

    Because you're a retarded, gullible person.

    France did not ban RT.

    Macron banned RT from his campaign offices because it was doing its usual and posting shit - a bit like you really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Because you're a retarded, gullible person.

    France did not ban RT.

    Macron banned RT from his campaign offices because it was doing its usual and posting shit - a bit like you really.
    Nope fuckin bullshit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Nope fuckin bullshit
    Suck it up big boy.

    Russia has accused French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron of discriminating against its media organisations after the centrist’s campaign banned Russian news outlets from his events.
    The campaign confirmed this week it had denied Sputnik and RT TV media access to Macron. The campaign described the Russian state-funded news outlets as “two-headed” entities which promote Russian propaganda and fake news.

    A Macron spokesperson said those organisations have a “systematic desire to issue fake news and false information” amid a flurry of accusations by the Macron camp it had been the target of cyber-attacks experts believe are linked to Russian hackers.
    Russia cries "discrimination" as France's Macron bans RT and Sputnik from campaign | Euronews

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    Jeezus BS you are starting to make OhOh and Blondyke look like the "go to" FSB agents for balanced reporting.

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    Belarus Opposition Leader ‘Kidnapped’ By Masked Men – Reports

    Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova has been kidnapped by masked men in central Minsk, media reported Monday, citing eyewitnesses.


    Kolesnikova, 38, was one of a trio of women who united to challenge Lukashenko in last month’s presidential elections after other opposition candidates were either jailed or driven to flee Belarus. She is the only member of the trio to have remained in Belarus since the election, with presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya fleeing to neighboring Lithuania and Veronika Tsepkalo to Poland.

    Eyewitnesses described seeing masked men in civilian clothes capturing Kolesnikova and forcing her into a dark minibus labeled “Communications” outside the national arts museum in Minsk, the news outlet tut.by reported.


    Minsk police said they were verifying reports of Kolesnikova’s kidnapping. The city's police force later told the Russian state-run RIA Novosti news agency that it could not confirm the reports.


    Belarus’ coordination council, set up to oversee the transfer of power to Tikhanovskaya, told the RBC news website that Kolesnikova is one of three council members with whom it has lost contact.


    “We can only assume, but it’s obvious that the authorities are doing everything to prevent the council’s work as much as possible,” Pavel Latushko, former culture minister and currently a senior member of the transitional council, told Interfax.


    The disappearances took place less than 24 hours after some 100,000 Belarusians took to the streets for a fourth weekend to protest the results of the Aug. 9 election where Lukashenko claimed an overwhelming majority of votes for his sixth term in office.


    Lukashenko has accused the council of attempting to seize power and warned of “adequate measures” against its members.

    Belarus Opposition Leader ‘Kidnapped’ By Masked Men – Reports - The Moscow Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Belarus Opposition Leader ‘Kidnapped’ By Masked Men – Reports

    Belarusian opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova has been kidnapped by masked men in central Minsk, media reported Monday, citing eyewitnesses.


    Kolesnikova, 38, was one of a trio of women who united to challenge Lukashenko in last month’s presidential elections after other opposition candidates were either jailed or driven to flee Belarus. She is the only member of the trio to have remained in Belarus since the election, with presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya fleeing to neighboring Lithuania and Veronika Tsepkalo to Poland.

    Eyewitnesses described seeing masked men in civilian clothes capturing Kolesnikova and forcing her into a dark minibus labeled “Communications” outside the national arts museum in Minsk, the news outlet tut.by reported.


    Minsk police said they were verifying reports of Kolesnikova’s kidnapping. The city's police force later told the Russian state-run RIA Novosti news agency that it could not confirm the reports.


    Belarus’ coordination council, set up to oversee the transfer of power to Tikhanovskaya, told the RBC news website that Kolesnikova is one of three council members with whom it has lost contact.


    “We can only assume, but it’s obvious that the authorities are doing everything to prevent the council’s work as much as possible,” Pavel Latushko, former culture minister and currently a senior member of the transitional council, told Interfax.


    The disappearances took place less than 24 hours after some 100,000 Belarusians took to the streets for a fourth weekend to protest the results of the Aug. 9 election where Lukashenko claimed an overwhelming majority of votes for his sixth term in office.


    Lukashenko has accused the council of attempting to seize power and warned of “adequate measures” against its members.

    Belarus Opposition Leader ‘Kidnapped’ By Masked Men – Reports - The Moscow Times
    Clearly, it was the CIA!

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    Or the Germans . . . who are secretly working for the Anglo World State - just ask BS, he'll fill you in

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    Belarusian protest leader detained while trying to leave country, state media reports

    A top Belarusian opposition figure has been detained while trying to cross into neighboring Ukraine, Belarusian state media reported Tuesday after weeks of protest over a disputed election result.


    Concerns over Maria Kolesnikova's whereabouts grew on Monday, with independent Belarusian media outlet Tut.by reporting that she was kidnapped and forced into a car by masked men in the center of capital Minsk.


    After the news of her disappearance broke, her aides said Monday she was not answering her phone and they were worried about what may have happened to her.


    Foreign ministers of the U.K., Germany and Lithuania, have all said they were concerned about Kolesnikova's disappearance.


    On Tuesday, Belarusian state news agency Belta cited spokesman for the country’s border services, Anton Bychkovskiy, as saying Kolesnikova was detained when she and two of her allies were trying to cross the border into Ukraine early on Tuesday.

    Bychkovskiy said the trio passed passport control and moved towards Ukraine in a car, which started speeding up upon encountering more border guards. He said Kolesnikova was “pushed out of the car” while her associates continued driving towards Ukraine, without elaborating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    He said Kolesnikova was “pushed out of the car” while her associates continued driving towards Ukraine, without elaborating.

    MORE Belarusian protest leader detained while trying to leave country, state media reports
    What he probably meant was "pulled".

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    Detained Belarus Opposition Leader Says She Was Threatened With ‘Dismemberment’

    Maria Kolesnikova, the last member of a trio of women opposition leaders remaining in Belarus, alleged Thursday that security forces threatened her life as she was being detained on charges of attempting to seize power.


    Kolesnikova went missing Monday after witnesses described seeing masked men forcing her into a minibus in central Minsk. Investigators confirmed after 48 hours of silence that Kolesnikova and another senior member of the Belarusian opposition’s Coordination Council, a body created to ensure a peaceful transfer of power, had been detained.

    Kolesnikova filed a complaint with investigators detailing her abduction and threats as President Alexander Lukashenko urged “stronger” measures against members of the Coordination Council.


    “These people made threats to take my life, which I perceived as real,” Kolesnikova wrote in the complaint, which was published on the website of a jailed presidential hopeful whose campaign she had run.


    “In particular, they said I would still be taken out of Belarus alive or in pieces if I didn’t voluntarily leave,” she added.


    Kolesnikova identified the individuals who threatened her as employees of the Belarusian KGB and the interior ministry’s anti-corruption and organized crime unit.


    Kolesnikova, 38, faces up to five years in prison on the charges as Lukashenko’s regime ramps up a crackdown on post-election protests. In the complaint to investigators, she said she had been threatened with a 25-year jail term.


    Kolesnikova was detained at the Ukrainian border Tuesday after she tore up her passport and jumped out of a car, preventing the authorities from expelling her from Belarus.


    Unprecedented demonstrations broke out after Lukashenko claimed to have defeated political novice Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and won his sixth term with 80% of the vote in the Aug. 9 ballot.


    Lukashenko has refused to step down and turned to Russia for support to stay in power, while his security services have arrested thousands of protesters. Several people have died.

    Detained Belarus Opposition Leader Says She Was Threatened With ‘Dismemberment’ - The Moscow Times

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Or the Germans . . . who are secretly working for the Anglo World State - just ask BS, he'll fill you in
    So you think Russia would poison the wests go-to shit disturber Navalny , when they are trying like hell to get this Nord Stream 2 pipeline done ?

    There is zero logic in that. Just like Assad gassing civilians when he knew that it would invite foreign intervention just as he was winning the war

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    wests go-to shit disturber Navalny
    Recently you said he was a far right nutjob . . . hardly anyone the 'west' would want to associate themselves with

    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    There is zero logic in that
    Yet you keep going on about it, Skidmark. There is zero logic in most things you say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    So you think Russia would poison the wests go-to shit disturber Navalny , when they are trying like hell to get this Nord Stream 2 pipeline done ?

    There is zero logic in that. Just like Assad gassing civilians when he knew that it would invite foreign intervention just as he was winning the war
    Strange how so many of Putins critics end up being poisoned.

    Suspected poison attacks on Kremlin critics

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    ^And some of them shot dead from the Kremlin window...

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