Belarusian blogger Tikhanovski extended the period of detention
The candidate on a post of the President of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski said that her husband – great oppositionist Sergei Tikhanovski extended their detention until 29 September.
Previously, the period of detention Tikhanovski has been extended to 8 August. Videobloger and a number of his supporters have been detained since the end of may, against them criminal case under article "organization and preparation of activities that breach public order" because of the incident at the picket in Grodno, where there was a scuffle with two police officers. In addition, 16 Jun not registered by the authorities of Belarus human rights center "Viasna" reported that in respect of Tikhanovski one more criminal case – for obstructing the election. During the time spent in jail run several times placed in solitary confinement. Defenders of the Republic think of the blogger as a political prisoner.
"Friends, Sergei extended the period of detention until September 29. Unfortunately for us it was not a surprise. But this is not knocked him out," wrote Tikhanovski on his page in Facebook.
Earlier tikhanovski planned to participate in the presidential elections in Belarus, which will be held on August 9, but was unable to register the CEC an initiative group for his nomination because he was serving an administrative arrest for unauthorized protest and could not personally sign the necessary documents. However, the initiative group was registered in his wife and was eventually registered as a candidate for the presidency. Just for this post pretend it's five people, including incumbent head of state Alexander Lukashenko, who is running for a sixth term.