OREANDA-NEWS. Svetlana Alexievich, Belarusian investigative journalist, essayist and oral historian, writing in Russian, Nobel laureate in literature, and member of the Presidium of the Coordination Council of the opposition, said that she used the right not to testify against herself during interrogation at the Investigative Committee.

“I used my rights: I am not obliged to testify against myself, and I do not think that our actions (In the Coordination Council. – Ed.) were illegal and that I am to blame for something,” Alexievich explained. The oppositionist added that everything that the Council does can be found on its website, and refused to answer questions from investigators.

The Coordination Council for Power Transfer was founded by the former presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya to. Aleksievich was among the first to join the Council and became one of the members of the Presidium.

A criminal case under Article 361 of the Criminal Code of Belarus (calls for actions aimed at causing harm to the national security) was initiated against the Council by the Prosecutor General’s Office.