Unidentified masked men snatched the leading Belarusian opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova from the street in the centre of the capital, Minsk, on Monday and drove her away in a minivan, witnesses told local media.
Kolesnikova was reportedly seized soon after 10am local time while walking close to Minsk’s national art museum.
On Sunday, more than 100,000 people marched on the president’s residence, calling on him to quit.
She fled to neighbouring Lithuania in early August, from where she posted a video indicating she had faced an ultimatum involving her family.
On 7 September, it was reported she was abducted by unidentified masked men from the street in the capital, Minsk.
Speaking to the local news website Tut.by, a woman identified as Anastasia said she spotted Kolesnikova in the street.
Kolesnikova and other members of Babaryko’s campaign team last month announced the creation of a new opposition party called Together. »