Author, opposition leader Alexievich leaves Belarus, plans to return

Nobel prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich, the last member of a galvanized opposition movement’s leadership to have remained free in Belarus, has left the country for Germany, dpa learned on Monday.The 72-year-old, who won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, was said to have left Belarus on a flight operated by Belarusian airline Belavia en route to Berlin due to concerns for her safety.Her spokesperson, Tatyana Tyurina, told prominent Belarusian independent news site that Alexievich had travelled abroad for personal matters unrelated to the opposition movement and intended to soon…

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