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Belarus vs Tikhanovski opened a criminal case

Criminal proceedings were instituted against the husband of the candidate in presidents of Belarus Svetlana Tikhanovski blogger Sergei Tikhanovski on the fact of incitement to violent action against the police, reported the press service of the Investigative Committee of the country.

"Main investigation Department of the Central office of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Belarus in relation to Tikhanovski excited a number of criminal cases... So, in relation to a criminal case... on the facts of committing premeditated actions aimed at different excitation of social hatred, and incitement to commit violent aggressive actions against law enforcement officers", - is spoken in the message.

Thus, according to the SC, against Tikhanovski as a criminal case on the fact of preparation of mass riots.

Earlier it was reported about the criminal case against Tikhanovski, instituted under article "the 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.

He and several of his supporters have been detained since the end of may after the picket in Grodno. During the time spent in jail tikhanovski repeatedly placed in solitary confinement. Defenders of the Republic consider him a political prisoner.

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.