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20 August 2020, 14:57

Konyuk: Criminal case opened against coordination council in Belarus

Aleksandr Konyuk. An archive photo
Aleksandr Konyuk. An archive photo

MINSK, 20 August (BelTA) - A criminal case has been opened against the Coordination Council, Belarus Prosecutor General Aleksandr Konyuk told reporters, BelTA has learned.

“On 18 August, a group of Belarusian citizens announced the establishment of a coordination council, the purpose of which is to organize the transfer of power. They are planning to set up a political body which should take over the transfer of power from the current head of state. Setting up such bodies is not envisaged in law, and this activity is unconstitutional,” Aleksandr Konyuk said.

According to him, this prompted several council members to announce their resignation from the council and their disagreement with its goals. “Establishment of such a council and its activities are aimed at seizing state power, harming the national security of Belarus. A criminal case has been opened under Article 361 of the Criminal Code in connection with the above-stated fact,” he added.

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