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The former chief of staff of Viktor Babariko and the representative of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s headquarters at the presidential elections in Belarus in 2020, Maria Kolesnikova. sentenced to 11 years in prison, she was admitted to the intensive care unit due to surgery for an ulcer. This is reported by Interfax with reference to the statement of Babariko’s press service.
“According to unconfirmed information, Maria has a perforated ulcer,” the message says.
It is indicated that the official diagnosis is still unknown and it is not even reported to relatives.
“Allegedly, a statement or receipt is needed that Maria allows,” the press service noted.
They added that, according to available data, the operation was successful, but the patient is still in serious condition. The doctors said that she was conscious and receiving the necessary treatment.
Kolesnikova was convicted in September 2021 on charges of calling for action against national security, conspiracy to seize power and creating an extremist formation. She did not admit her guilt.