Lukashenko met with arrested oppositionists in jail
Alyaksandr Lukashenka visited the KGB pre-trial detention center of Belarus on October 10, where he talked with arrested opposition representatives for more than four hours, the Pul Pervyi telegram channel reported.
The meeting was attended, among others, by banker Viktor Babariko, who was going to run for president, his son Eduard Babariko, lawyer, member of the Coordination Council of the Belarusian opposition Lilia Vlasova, businessman Yuri Voskresensky and political strategist Vitaly Shklyarov, reports Tut.by. Judging by the photo, Maria Kolesnikova, who was also arrested, was not present at the meeting.
The details of the conversation were not specified. The Belarusian state agency Belta published one of Lukashenka’s statements at the meeting:
The country lives under the slogan: “Give us a dialogue.” Based on the reproaches of your supporters, I thought that the most radical proposal is on all issues. There is no need to dwell only on the Constitution. Half, as far as I understand, are lawyers here, and they perfectly understand that you cannot write the Constitution on the street. I take a broader view of this, trying to convince not only your supporters, but the whole society that the problem should be looked at more broadly.