Opposition activist Siarhei Lukin fled to Poland from frontier checkpoint

2011 2011-05-05T17:39:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

Belarusian oppositionist, activist of the electoral headquarters of Andrei Sannikau Aliaksandr Lukin and his wife fled to Poland on Wednesday after Belarusian border guards tried to detain them at the border checkpoint in the village of Slavatychy.

As RIA Novosti informs with a link to the Polish media, the Lukins were crossing the border to enter Belarus on Wednesday afternoon. Belarusian border guards tried to detain them, but the couple fled to a backroom on the territory of Poland.

The Lukins had two their children and a driver, a Lithuanian national, in their car in Belarus. In some time, the mother returned to the children, while Aliaksandr Lukin remains in Poland.

After the presidential election 2010, Lukin was arrested for 10 days for taking part in an opposition demonstration on the Election Day in Belarus on 19 December 2010. After that he went to France together with his family.

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