Belarussian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Prague for talks with top officials

Belarussian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya arrived in the Czech Republic on Sunday for a four day visit during which she is scheduled to meet with Czech top officials and address the Czech Senate.  Ms. Tikhanovskaya who is here at the invitation of the Speaker of the Senate Miloš Vystrčil will also meet with Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and President Miloš Zeman. Meetings have also been scheduled with the Czech foreign minister, the leaders of several parliamentary parties and members of the Belarussian community in the Czech Republic.

The Czech Foreign Ministry on Friday issued a statement denouncing the practices of the Lukashenko regime against political opponents and calling for the immediate release of Raman Pratasevich and all other political prisoners in Belarus.