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Belarusian activist found hanged in Ukraine

A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians flee persecution has been found dead in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. Vitaly Shishov was found hanged in one of the city’s parks not far from his home.

8/3/2021 10:50:00 AM

A Belarus ian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarus ians flee persecution has been found dead in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv . Vitaly Shishov was found hanged in one of the city’s parks not far from his home.

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarus ian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarus ians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv , local police said Tuesday. Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kyiv -based Belarus ian House in Ukraine , was found hanged in one of the city's parks not far from his home, police said in a statement.

August 3, 2021 GMTKYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarusian activist who ran a group in Ukraine helping Belarusians fleeing persecution was found dead in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, local police said Tuesday.Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine, was found hanged in one of the city’s parks not far from his home, police said in a statement. A murder probe has been launched, with police investigating that the killing could have been made to look like suicide, among other leads, the statement read.

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The Belarusian House in Ukraine reported Monday that Shishov had gone missing during a morning run. The Belarusian human rights center Viasna cited Shishov’s friends as saying that he has recently been followed by strangers during his runs.The Belarusian House in Ukraine helps Belarusians fleeing persecution with their legal status in Ukraine, accommodation and employment.

In Belarus in recent weeks, authorities have ramped up the pressure against non-governmental organizations and independent media, conducting more than 200 raids of offices and apartments of activists and journalists in July alone, and detaining dozens of people.

ADVERTISEMENTAuthoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko has vowed to continue what he called a “mopping-up operation” against civil society activists whom he has denounced as “bandits and foreign agents.”Lukashenko faced months of protests triggered by his being awarded a sixth term in an August 2020 vote that the opposition and the West saw as rigged. He responded to demonstrations with a massive crackdown that saw more than 35,000 people arrested and thousands beaten by police.

The Belarusian House in Ukraine said in a statement Tuesday that Shishov was forced to move to Ukraine in the fall of 2020, when antigovernment protests and crackdown on demonstrators in Belarus were in full swing.In Ukraine, he was under surveillance, and “both local sources and our people in Belarus” have alerted the group to the possibility of “various provocations, including kidnapping and liquidation.”

“There is no doubt that this was a planned operation by security operatives to liquidate a Belarusian, dangerous for the regime. We will continue to fight for the truth about Vitaly’s death,” the group said.Yury Shchuchko from the Belarusian House in Ukraine told The Associated Press that Shishov was found with marks of beating on his face. “Nothing was stolen, he was in regular clothes people put on to work out, and he only had his phone with him,” Shchuchko said.

He also said that Shishov has previously noticed surveillance during his runs and that strangers would approach him and try to start a conversation.“We have been warned to be more careful, because a network of Belarus KGB agents is operating here and everything is possible,” Shchuchko said. “Vitaly asked me to take care of his loved ones, he had a weird feeling.”

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Just because Belarus is competing to have a worse quality of life than America doesn't mean the dude couldn't have committed suicide

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How convenient. Literally one day after Olympian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya of Belarus was ordered to return home against her will. She thankfully is now under the protection of Tokyo's police force. Incredibly scary foreshadowing. Murdered. In cold blood. Sad, and why is so important to step all over citizens?

Looks like suicide to me This was a message to the world about that athlete that took sanctuary in Japan. This man is definitely in heaven. thanks

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