Belarusian NGO director Vitaly Shishov, who has been missing in Ukraine since Monday (2), was hanged in Kiev on Tuesday (3).
Shishov was 26 years old and ran a voluntary charity called “Belarusian House in Ukraine” to help citizens. Belarus Exodus from the country run by “the last dictator of Europe” Alexander Lukashenko.
The activist fled to Kiev on Monday morning and did not return home. According to Ukrainian police, “covering up the suicide by suicide” is one of the hypotheses being explored..
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“Belarusian citizen Vitaly Shishov, who went missing yesterday in Kiev, was found hanging today in a park in Kiev near his residence,” the police statement said.
Shisho’s NGO condemned the Lukashenko regime for being behind the assassination.
“It simply came to our notice then. [termo para designar as forças de segurança bielorrussas] “Belarusian house in Ukraine” to dissolve a Belarusian who posed a real threat to the regime.
“Vitaly and police were monitoring [ucraniana] It was reported about. Local sources and people in Belarus have warned us on numerous occasions about all sorts of provocations leading to abductions and deaths, ”the NGO added.
Another Belarusian human rights NGO claims to be Vienna Shishov was already followed by “strangers” in his races.
Vitaly Shishov, head of a Kiev-based NGO that helps Belarusians escape political persecution, in Kiev July 18, 2021 Photo-photo: RBC-Ukraine via Reuters
Shishov fled to Ukraine in 2020 after participating in protests against the Belarusian government in Komal, southern Belarus and expressing “serious opposition” to the authorities.
Many Belarusians had to leave the country, mainly Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania, During the period of severe repression of the Lukashenko regime against the opposition.
The dictator has ruled the former Soviet republic since 1994, between the European Union and Russia, and was re-elected in 2020 in elections not recognized by the international community.
Historic protests were staged by the people after the election controversy, which were severely repressed by the government.
Repression at the Olympics
Poland issues humanitarian visa to Belarusian Olympian Kristina Simanuskaya
Vitaly Shisho’s case comes a day after an incident with Belarusian athlete Kristina Simanuskaya at the Tokyo Olympics.
He claimed he was expelled from the tournament and threatened to be sent back to Belarus After criticizing the country’s athletic federation on social media.
The 24-year-old sprinter asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for help The athlete took refuge in the Polish embassy, which issued a humanitarian visa (Watch the video below).
The Belarusian athlete refuses to return to the country and obtains a humanitarian visa from Poland