Former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya shared with her subscribers a video recording of her conversation with her husband Sergei Tikhanovskiy, who is in jail. She posted the video in her Telergram-channel on Saturday, October 10.
The head of Belarusian opposition assured her husband that she was doing everything necessary for the authorities of the republic to release political prisoners.
“We hope that very soon. We do everything necessary also to change the situation. I am holding on only thanks to the Belarusians,” said Tikhanovskaya.
She also told her husband how her meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were held.
“Good people. They support us. They do not recognize the legitimacy of one person. They believe in our victory,” she said.
At the same time, Tikhanovsky urged his wife to be tougher in her actions. His wife promised him to try.
Tikhanovskaya reminded that the opposition’s demand is “an end to repression and the release of all political prisoners and detainees at peaceful actions.
The fact that the spouses had spoken on the phone for the first time after Tikhanovskaya’s departure from the country became known earlier that day.
Sergey Tikhanovsky was detained in Grodno on May 29 after a picket in support of nomination of his wife as a candidate for presidency of Byelorussia. Now he is in Zhodino detention center.
The activist is accused of preparation of actions grossly violating public order. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Byelorussia noted that during the search at Tikhanovsky’s dacha $900 thousand were found.
Later, the Investigative Committee of the Republic reported on the initiation of proceedings against Tikhanovsky on the facts of calls for violent actions against law enforcement officers and preparation for mass riots.
On September 30 in movement “Country for life” headed by Tikhanovsky reported that arrest of the activist was prolonged for two months.