The God-Daddy of Belarus
NTV Moscow airs bombshell report exposing Belarusian dictator
Lukashenka. Chilling truth about corruption, political murders,
disappearance of opposition leaders and abduction of an American
lawyer Emanuel Zeltser.
NTV Moscow airs bombshell report exposing Belarusian dictator Lukashenka. Chilling truth about corruption, political murders, disappearance of opposition leaders and abduction of an American lawyer Emanuel Zeltser.
"Hitler created strong Germany thanks to the strength of his presidential powers. German order was there for centuries. This is our understanding of what presidential republic and role of the president are." Aleksandr Lukashenka, President of Belarus.
Who and why abducted a lawyer of the late billionaire Badri Patarkatsishvili? From the horse's mouth - details of the joint operation of the Belarusian KGB and Boris Berezovsky. Emanuel Zeltser: "Berezovsky is Lukashenko's cashier abroad." What's Boris Berezovsky is doing in Belarus? How Lukashenko is preparing for retreat if this autumn becomes his last?
Has Moscow Had Enough Of Belarus's Lukashenka?
The program covered the suspicious deaths and disappearances of Belarusian opposition figures in the late 1990s, suggesting that they were victims of a government-run death squad. It delved into Lukashenka's private life. It reminded viewers of the billions of dollars in support Russia has given to Belarus.
Has the Kremlin finally had enough of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka?
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Two years ago an American lawyer Emanuel Zeltser was arrested in Minsk Airport.
Initially he was accused of possessing controlled substance: in his customs declaration Zeltser forgot to mention his medications. Then he was accused of forging documents, and then finally of commercial espionage.
Lawyer was sentenced to three years of incarceration in penal colony.
This story is not simple by any means.
Zeltser represented interests of a relative of the late billionaire Badri Patarkatsishvili, who had property in Belarus. Also known is that Boris Berezovsky claimed part of Patarkatsishvili’s inheritance.
Having found himself behind bars, Zeltser unambiguously stated that Lukashenko imprisoned him at the request of Berezovsky, with whom Belarusian president maintained close relationship.
CHAIRMAN OF THE BELARUSIAN
Mr. Berezovsky attended the trial in Minsk, this is a publicly known fact. And when Zeltser stated that this man was a wanted criminal in the union state [Russia] and demanded that he be arrested, the only response was laughter.
Boris [Berezovsky] did not deny that he in fact was in Belarus and met with Lukashenko, and even attended the trial over Zeltser.
Berezovsky is wanted in Russia and it was the duty of the Belarusian president to turn him over to the Russian authorities. But for some reason he did not do that.
ANATOLY LEBEDKO, CHAIRMAN OF THE UNITED POPULAR PARTY:
Washington was forced to pay ransom for its citizen by providing Lukashenka the IMF credits, pure and simple.
One way or another, Berezovsky, with the help of Lukashenka resolved his problem. And Lukashenka, with the help of Berezovsky resolved his. Lukashenka signed the edict pardoning Zeltser immediately after meeting with American Congressmen. All that happened is reminiscent of kidnap and ransom trade, the business well-known to Mr. Berezovsky.
In essence, this is hostage-taking, the practice, which is wide-spread in Belarus elevated to international level, where Lukashenko is not only sending a political message but demands monetary compensation for human freedom.
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