International Reports

Exile for Lukashenko?

by Stephan Malerius

How Advocates of Democracy are being Forced to Emigrate from Belarus

In the last 17 years of Lukashenko’s presidency, people have left Belarus to go into exile for many different reasons. Many have left their homeland to study or set up a business, or simply because they feared for their lives. Many of the President’s former allies who have fallen out of favour now live in Moscow. Lukashenko’s democratic opponents have chosen Prague, Warsaw or Vilnius as places to live in exile.