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Opposition leader flees Belarus 'for sake of her children'

Opposition leader flees Belarus 'for sake of her children'

Update: 2020-08-111
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Belarus' leading opposition politician who is at the heart of the disputed election result on Sunday, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has chosen to leave the country and is now in neighbouring Lithuania. We hear from Lithuania's foreign minister.
Also on the programme: President Putin says Russia has developed a Coronavirus vaccine but how viable is it? And one day after Hong Kong police arrest the media tycoon, Jimmy Lai, sales and shares in his Apple Daily newspaper have rocketed.

(Photo: Svetlana Tikhanovskaya talks to the media a day after the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, 10 August 2020. Credit: EPA/TATYANA ZENKOVICH)
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Opposition leader flees Belarus 'for sake of her children'

Opposition leader flees Belarus 'for sake of her children'

BBC World Service