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US News Ukraine: what happened to Vitali Chychov, Belarusian director of an NGO, found hanged in Kiev?

18:42  03 august  2021
18:42  03 august  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Video Monday morning in Kiev, Vitali Chychov, 26, out for a jog. He never return. His body was found the next day in a park in the Ukrainian capital, not far from his home, hung on a rope. Ukrainian police opened an investigation for "murder" because in the eyes of the investigators, the track of the "murder-suicide in camouflaged" can be little doubt. The Belarusian activist was director of an NGO to help opponents of the Belarusian regime into exile in Ukraine to escape repression in their country.

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the organization activist, "Belarusian House in Ukraine" (BDU), denounces an assassination orchestrated by the Belarusian authorities, neighboring countries protected by Moscow. An operation to "liquidate" a person "dangerous for the regime" of President Alexander Lukashenko. In power since 1994, he worked in recent months a growing authoritarianism blows searches and sometimes spectacular arrests, incarcerating facility with thousands of people.

Vitali was monitored, and the police knew

"There is no doubt that this is a planned operation of Chekists' term for the security forces, says the NGO on the social network Telegram. "Vitali was monitored and the police (Ukrainian) had been notified. We had been warned repeatedly by both local sources and by persons in Belarus (the possibility of) all kinds of provocations up removal and liquidation. "

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Yury Shchuchko, Belarusian House member in Kiev interviewed by The Associated Press, says Vitali Chychov was found with signs of injury to her face: "Nothing was taken (...), he had his phone on him. "" We were warned that it was to be more vigilant, because a network of Belarusian KGB agents operated here. Vitali had asked me to take care of his family, he had a bad feeling, "he added.

Vitali Chychov fled Kiev in fall 2020 meet the increasing virulence of the repression of the huge protest movement against the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko. Since the young man was busy helping his fellow exiles in Ukraine for the same reasons that he says Alena Talstaïa, head of the NGO Belarusian Razam. He

demonstrating against the regime

He also was involved in organizing protests against the Lukashenko regime in Kiev, the BDU. The UN has asked the Ukrainian authorities to conduct a "rigorous" investigation into his death. "This adds a new level of worry and concern about what is happening in Belarus," said a spokeswoman, Marta Hurtado, told reporters in Geneva (Switzerland).

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The case Vitali Chychov comes shortly after an incident in the Tokyo Olympics with Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya threatened with forced repatriation for criticizing his federation on social networks. Forced to withdraw from the competition, the 24-year-old fled to the Polish Embassy, ​​where she obtained a humanitarian visa.

The Belarusian regime is also accused of embezzling a commercial flight in May, claiming a bomb threat to stop dissident Roman Protassevitch board. Lukashenko had then sent a fighter jet to intercept the Ryanair flight aboard which traveled the opponent.

Other resounding case the trial which opens Wednesday in one of the three great figures of the protest last year in Belarus, Maria Kolesnikova , charged with "conspiracy to seize power." According to the latter, Belarusian security forces abducted in September for exile in Ukraine. But as she resisted, she was finally arrested, incarcerated and charged.

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