Pompeo speaks with Belarus leader to call for American's release
Pompeo speaks with Belarus leader to call for American's release

Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke by phone with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday to call for the release and departure from the country of a high-profile American political strategist, the State Department said.Vitali Shkliarov, a Harvard University fellow who has advised presidential candidates in the US, Russia and Ukraine, was detained on July 29 ahead of August presidential elections that Lukashenko claims to have won but which the opposition says were rigged.His lawyer said on Monday that he had been moved to house arrest.”The secretary called fo…

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