26 Feb 2021

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: "I felt fear every day"

From Midday Report, 12:55 pm on 26 February 2021

Last year, it took a rigged election to prevent Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya becoming president of Belarus.

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya. Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Serge Serebro

Since then, the country has seen mass protests, and a brutal crackdown from the authoritarian President Lukashenko.

Facing arrest herself, Ms Tsikhanouskaya had to flee Belarus with her children.

She spoke with Worldwatch's Max Towle.