Belarus political prisoner Maria Kolesnikova in intensive care – opposition
Written by Joseph Emeribe on November 30, 2022
Belarus political prisoner Maria Kolesnikova has been hospitalised in an intensive care unit, according to the Telegram channel of another opposition politician.
The political activist was first hospitalised in the city of Gomel yesterday, and her lawyer has not been able to see her, former presidential candidate Viktor Babariko said on Telegram.
Kolesnikova, who was a key figure in the opposition presidential campaign against Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko in 2020, was sentenced to 11 years in prison last year.
She previously worked with the campaign of Babariko, who was stopped from registering after being arrested on charges of bribery.
Euronews reports that Kolesnikova had faced charges of harming national security when she was detained in September 2020 after resisting authorities’ attempt to force her into exile.