A group leader helping escape the persecution in Belarus was found dead in a park near his home in Ukraine early Tuesday and urged police to begin investigating the murder.
Police said in a statement that the body of Vitaly Sishov, who led a group of Belarusian homes, was found hanging in the park, the Associated Press reported. According to the Belarusian house, he went jogging the day before but didn’t come back.
“There is no doubt that this was a planned operation by security forces to liquidate the Belarusians, which is dangerous to the administration. We will continue to fight for the truth about Vitaly’s death,” according to AP. House insisted.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, known as “the last dictator of Europe,” has been in power for 27 years.His government led the violenceIt erupted after being contested in last year’s election.
AP reported that in recent weeks, government pressure on independent Belarusian media and nonprofits has increased, with more than 200 attacks and dozens of detainees in July alone.
Ukraine, along with Lithuania and Poland, has become a popular destination for Belarusians fleeing persecution. Belarusian homes say they will help new arrivals in Ukraine by finding housing, legal advice and jobs.
Police found Sishoff’s cell phone and said he had asked someone who knew him to contact him about his state of mind and potential threats to his life.
The discovery of Sishov’s body took place the day after the Belarusian Olympic sprinter.I asked the Polish Embassy in Tokyo for asylum. She said she resisted attempts to force her out of Japan and feared her safety.
Earlier this yearWhen their Ryanair flight was forced to land in Belarus, it prompted international protests.
Investigation into the murder began after Belarusian activists found dead in Ukraine
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