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Maria Kolesnikova charged with causing Injury to Belarusian national Safety

Maria Kolesnikova, the Belarusian opposition figure who had been arrested a week, will face charges of damaging national security, police said.

The Investigative Committee of Belarus – the nation’s security services – published the data about their official Telegram channel.

“Researchers brought charges against Maria Kolesnikova under Part 3 of Article 361 (involves activities directed at causing injury to the national security of the Republic of Belarus, dedicated utilizing social media and the Web ) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Belarus. She’s in custody. The analysis continues,” it read.

Kolesnikova was taken into custody a week after an episode at Belarus’s boundary with Ukraine where she allegedly tore up her passport to prevent being exiled from the nation.

Based on Article 361: “The activities provided for by components 1 or 2 of the guide, committed using mass media or the worldwide computer network Internet are penalized with imprisonment for a period of two to five decades.”

The Ukrainian authorities affirmed they passed a boundary test but stated Kolesnikova didn’t.

Her attorney had subsequently said she’d file a complaint against the safety services for”kidnapping” and”death threats”.

Kolesnikova is a part of the Coordination Council, the body created by Belarusian opposition groups in a bid to hold talks with President Alexander Lukashenko.

There were widespread protests in Belarus because of a presidential election in which Lukashenko has declared the victor with over 80 percent of their vote.

Opposition figures stated the election was mired in fraud and have required a brand new competition.

Kolesnikova conducted the campaign of Viktor Babariko, a candidate who had been arrested before August’s election after which combined with offender Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who came next.

Tsikhanouskaya has since abandoned the country.