In Minsk detained Kolesnikov, an ally of opposition presidential candidate Tikhanovski

8 August in Minsk detained Maria Kolesnikova, ally of the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski. About it RBC said the representative of staff is not admitted to the election of the banker Victor Babariko, whose headquarters was previously headed by Kolesnikov.

“When we got into the car and started to leave the Parking lot – locked silver beads, there were representatives of militia. Mary power was taken to the beads and left”, – said the Agency interlocutor.

The reason for the detention, according to him, is unknown.

Kolesnikov taken to Central police station the police.

Later, she reported to the radio Svabodathat she was released half an hour later.

“Apparently, by mistake decided to delay. It soon became clear that Kolesnikova Maria Alexandrovna, born in 1982, was not the man they wanted to detain. I was put on a bus and very politely asked where I’m going,” – said Kolesnikov.

4 Aug start of early voting on elections of the President of Belarus. It will run until 8 August inclusive. Scheduled for August 9th primary ballot.

The main competitors of the incumbent President of the country Alexander Lukashenko at the elections – Babariko and diplomat Valery Tsepkalo – participation was not allowed. Babariko and his son Edward was detained in June on charges of financial fraud, Tsepkalo left the country and is now in Ukraine. In this regard, the headquarters of Babariko and Tsepkalo decided to team up with Svetlana Tikhanovski, wife and blogger Sergei Tikhanovski. It is also not admitted to the election, but was registered in his wife.

Just as the head of state claimed five people: Lukashenko, Tikhanovski, co-Chairman of the Association “Tell the truth” Andrey Dmitriev, ex-Deputy of the house of representatives Anna Konopacka and the leader of the party “Belarusian social-democratic Gramada” Sergey Cerecer.

Tikhanovski support fellow member and Kolesnikova Veronika Tsepkalo, the wife of Valery Tsepkalo.

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