Nobel Laureate And Coordination Council Member Alexievich Leaves For Germany

Nobel laureate and member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council Svetlana Alexievich flew to Germany early on Monday morning. However, her departure has nothing to do with the criminal case against the Coordination Council, the writer’s assistant Tatyana Tyurina told TUT.BY.

“Why should Svetlana Alexandrovna leave her country for good? Nothing of the kind, she flew away for personal reasons. She has meetings planned, a book fair in Sweden. In Sicily, she will be presented with an award,” said Tatiana.

That is, her departure has nothing to do with the criminal case against the Coordination Council? Isn’t this emigration?

“No, of course, not, she left for personal and literature-related matters. This is her normal life, she just could not leave for a long time because of her health. When will she return? It depends on how events will develop here and on her well-being,” added Tatiana.

Recall that on 20 August, the then Belarus Prosecutor General Alexander Konyuk stated that the creation and activities of the Coordination Council are aimed at seizing state power, as well as harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus.

The Main Investigation Directorate of the Central Office of the Investigative Committee initiated criminal proceedings on the grounds of corpus delicti under Part 3 of Art. 361 of the Criminal Code on the fact of public calls for the seizure of state power or actions aimed at causing harm to the national security of Belarus, committed using the media or the world wide web.

Of the seven members of the Presidium of the Coordination Council, five were either detained or forcibly taken abroad. Only Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich and a member of the MTZ strike committee Sergei Dylevsky remain at large.