Belarusian athlete to leave Tokyo for Poland with humanitarian visa after ‘forced flight’ claim

South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Belarusian athlete to leave Tokyo for Poland with humanitarian visa after ‘forced flight’ claim” – below is their description.

A Belarusian athlete in Japan for the Olympic Games has taken refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was granted a humanitarian visa on August 2, 2021, and plans to leave for Poland in the coming days, according to Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz. The 24-year-old Olympic sprinter had refused her team’s instructions to board a flight home the previous day. She said she was removed from the Games for criticising Belarusian Olympic team officials for entering her in a race without prior notice.

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