Belarus opposition's Maxim Znak declares hunger strike in jail

18 Sep 2020 / 21:15 H.

    MOSCOW, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Belarusian opposition politician Maxim Znak declared a hunger strike in jail on Friday after being charged with calling for actions that could harm Belarusian national interests, the opposition Coordination Council said.

    Znak is a member of the council and a prominent leader of protests demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko following an Aug. 9 presidential election that the opposition says was rigged. Lukashenko denies vote-rigging. (Reporting by Polina Ivanova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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