Opposition figure ‘refused to leave Belarus’

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    One of the Belarus’ most prominent opposition leaders destroyed her passport to avoid being deported to Ukraine, supporters say. Maria Kolenikova was abducted by masked men in the capital Minsk and taken to the border along with two other activists.

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