Photo: a frame from the video Mikalai Statkevich

The oppositionist was arrested on the eve of the anti-government rally.

In Belarus has arrested opposition leader Nikolai Statkevich. This was reported by his wife Maryna Adamovich, reports Radio Liberty.

According to her, security officials told her that Statkevich was arrested for five days. The reason she did not call.

The oppositionist was arrested on the eve of the anti – government rally on may 1 in Minsk want to hold a new rally against President Alexander Lukashenko.

Statkevich was a rival of Lukashenka in the elections in 2010. After the elections, and participation in protests, he was held in prison for five years.

In 2015, Lukashenko pardoned and decided to release ex-presidential candidate Statkevich .

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