Belarusian blogger tikhanovski will remain in custody until 8 August

Belarusian blogger Sergei Tikhanovski, whose wife is running for President, the term of detention extended by two months, until 8 August, reported RIA Novosti on Tuesday the assistant to his wife Svetlana on public relations Alexander Boars.

"The period of detention, Sergei Tikhanovski detention extended for two months, until 8 August," said Kabanov.

However, he noted that it is unknown what article blogger charged. "We are waiting for official comment from the press-service SK", - said the Agency interlocutor.

Monday is not registered by authorities of Belarus human rights center "Viasna" reported that Tikhanovski, as well as several of his supporters, who were detained together with the blogger during an election rally in Grodno, was charged in a criminal case. The ten-day period of detention expired on 8 June. RIA Novosti has no review Investigative Committee on this issue.

Presidential elections in Belarus scheduled for 9 August. Tikhanovski previously planned to run as a presidential candidate, but the CEC did not register the initiative group because the works at that time was serving his administrative arrest was not able to personally sign the necessary documents. After that, the intention to participate in the elections, said his wife, Svetlana, and tikhanovski by its initiative group.

At the end of may in Grodno held a picket in support of the nomination of Svetlana Tikhanovski a presidential candidate. During the picket were detained video blogger himself, and about ten of his supporters. The interior Ministry then announced that the participants of the event were detained for violence against police officers. According to the interior Ministry, during a picket of two law enforcement officers were injured, they were hospitalized. A criminal case was initiated for violence against employees of the internal Affairs bodies. According to the criminal code of Belarus, article "Violence or threat of violence against an employee of the internal Affairs bodies" provides punishment in the form of arrest or restriction of liberty for a term up to five years, or deprivation of liberty for a term up to six years.

Belarusian human rights activists have said they believe Tikhanovski a political prisoner and demanded his release.