1 week Belarus’s Lukashenko holds talks with jailed political rivals Manilatimes |World
MINSK: Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday went to a jail run by the country’s KGB security service to meet his jailed political opponents, ostensibly to discuss plans for constitutional reforms. The bizarre yet officially reported meeting saw the strongman sit down with opponents he has jailed for months for a conversation about his political course. A photo posted by Lukashenko’s press service on the Telegram messenger app showed Lukashenko sitting at an oval table with prisoners including Viktor Babaryko, a banker once seen as the strongman’s toughest rival in August elections but prevented from running and jailed. Others ... more