American media: Lukashenka has surpassed Kim Jong-un
15:48, — Politics
The Internet does not stop to laughed at the Belarusian ruler.
While many of us thought Kim Jong-Un and the North Koreans had the corner on the nutty dictatorship market, Alexander Lukashenka of Belarus was waiting in the wings for his turn. Last week he went nuts because some Swedes parachuted Teddy Bears into his country complete with human rights messages, reported Deseret News.
Lukashenko has summoned the Swedes back to his country to face charges, and he took two Belarusians hostage as bait. No word on the fate of the teddy bears.
You've gotta love a leader who wants to protect his nation from invading stuffed animals.
But Lukashenko is no dummy. He knows: today it's a teddy bear, tomorrow it could be Buzz Lightyear.
As the website charter97.org reported earlier, on July 4 Swedish aircraft entered the airspace of Belarus from the side of Lithuania. Pilots of the aircraft dropped hundreds of teddy bears with parachutes, to which were attached posters with calls to for freedom of speech and human rights.
The Belarusian side first denied it, then Alaxandar Lukashenka fired the Air Force commander, threatened to Lithuania, and expelled the Swedish ambassador. Belarus officially applied to the Lithuanian Prosecutor General's Office with a request for legal assistance in this case.
On the case of 'teddy troopers" were arrested the citizens of Belarus - photographer Anton Suryapin, the first who posted pictures of the toys, and Siarhei Basharimoau, realtor who rented an apartment in Minsk to Swedish activists. They were accused of aiding illegal border crossings. Both detainees could face up to seven years in prison. A few days ago they were released from the KGB prison on bail, but the charges against them were not removed.
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