Former presidential candidate Ales Mikhalevich was granted political asylum in the Czech Republic.
The source for this information RL, also announced that tomorrow he will get the relevant documents.
Mikhalevich is accused in the case of the events of December 19. February 19, he was released from the KGB jail on bail. Thereafter Michalevic said about torture in KGB detention center, as well as the fact that he broke the agreement on cooperation with the KGB, which had to sign before you get out of prison on his own recognizance.
Night of March 14 in his blog Michalevic announced that he is "not in range of the KGB."
Movement "For Freedom" reported that he was able to leave the country at night, the road is in the "safe place" took day. The family stayed in Minsk. "For me there is only one reason that justifies such my steps — it's a real physical threat — said the former presidential candidate. — Everyone sees that these people ready to go to any lengths in their actions no legitimacy and openness.
Later, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Karel Schwarzenberg said Michalevic asked for political asylum in the Czech Republic.
Prosecutor General of Belarus Grigory Vasilevich does not rule out The Belarusian side in the case of an official confirmation of the stay abroad of former presidential candidate Ales Mikhalevich may submit a request for his extradition.
"If a criminal case, it means that the option will likely arises," — said Attorney General, in response to the question of "Interfax-West".
Vasiljevic said that he has instructed his deputies to check on the facts as set out in the statement of former candidate Michalevic of torture in the KGB detention center.
"The audit will be judged if there were violations," — said the Attorney General.