Maryia Kalesnikava questioned by Investigative Committee

On August 28 at 12:00 a.m. Maryia Kalesnikava was summoned to the Investigative Committee for interrogation which lasted more than one and a half hours. She used Article 27 and did not testify against herself.

“I must answer all questions with silence as I signed a non-disclosure statement,” said the witness of the Coordination Council case.

Yesterday the Investigative Committee was visited by Svetlana Alexievich, a Nobel Prize winner, member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council, created to organize the process of peaceful transfer of power in Belarus after the rigged, in the opinion of thousands of Belarusians and organizations, results of the current elections. The state claims that the purpose of the Council is to seize power. The members of the Council insist that “overcoming the crisis requires negotiations and new elections”.

Kalesnikava on her way to the IC. Maryia Kalesnikava, a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council, talking with journalists on the way to the Investigative Committee for questioning. August 27, 2020. Photo: Tanya Kapitonava / Belsat.eu.

Under the building of the Investigative Committee, people gathered in solidarity with the defendants in a new criminal case that the Prosecutor General’s Office had opened under Article 361 of the Criminal Code, threatening up to 5 years in prison.

“The creation and activities of the Coordination Council are aimed at seizing state power and also at causing damage to the national security of the Republic of Belarus. Based on this fact, a criminal case was opened under Article 361 of the Criminal Code,” the Prosecutor General said on August 20.

Despite the working day, Belarusians come here for at least half an hour to express their support.

Kalesnikava on her way to the IC. Maryia Kalesnikava, a member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council on the way to the Investigative Committee for questioning. August 27, 2020. Photo: Tanya Kapitonava / Belsat.eu.

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