Maryna Lobava: I don’t believe Lukashenka will free political prisoners before IIHF World Championship
13:12, — Politics
The Belarusian ruler will not amnesty political prisoners like Putin.
The opinion came from the mother of a political prisoner Eduard Lobau Maryna Lobava as she commented for the charter97.org web-site on the release of Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
“I think Lukashenka will hardly release a part or all the political prisoners. It is just that Putin simply tries to keep face, but our authorities do not worry about that”, - she assumes.
The political prisoner’s mother is convinced that the Belarusian ruler will cooperate with the West with pleasure, receiving loans and not giving anything in return.
“I do not count that Lukashenka will release political prisoners before the Ice Hockey World Championship in order to receive dividends. Makej already said that we had no political prisoners, but they will nevertheless be released by the means of paper and a pen”, - Maryna Lobava noted.
We would remind that on 20 December Vladimir Putin signed a decree pardoning Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Former head of Yukos left the territory of the penal colony number 7 in the town of Segezha in the republic of Korelia, Russia, almost immediately after the news of the pardon. On Friday at roughly 12.20 Moscow time the out of favor businessman left the penal colony. He was taken to Germany after the release.