Belarusian opposition leader receives peace prize in Germany

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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Belarus’s exiled opposition leader, was awarded a German peace prize on Saturday. The board of trustees decided to honour Tikhanovskaya with the Lothar-Kreyssig peace prize for her courage, as a representative of the democracy movement in her country, it said. The 39-year-old opposition politician wasn’t present during the award ceremony in the city of Magdeburg but sent a video message to thank the committee for the accolade. Tikhanovskaya had been prepared to take a high personal risk in standing up for her beliefs in the decisive moment, the committee said. Tikhanovs…

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