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United States Secretary of State Blinkin calls The recall by the Belarusian authorities of the athlete Kristina Timanovskaya on Twitter is a “new act of transnational repression” of President Lukashenko.
Blinken wrote that Timanovskaya had to leave the games “just because she used her freedom of expression.” According to him, this act is therefore “a violation of the Olympic spirit and an insult to fundamental rights, which cannot be tolerated.”
Tymanovskaya was taken to Tokyo airport against her will on Sunday to fly home. The runner said she was kicked out of the team after she criticized her coaches on Instagram.
Yesterday I entered the Embassy of Poland in Tokyo, where I was granted a humanitarian visa. According to Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi, Timanovskaya is currently in “safe conditions”.
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