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Czech police arrest head of Belarusian football as government threatens deportation

Posted On: Jan 23, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Czech police arrest head of Belarusian football as government threatens deportation

Czech police have detained the chairman of the Belarusian Football Federation and his wife and look likely to deport the 'ally' of Alexander Lukashenko after he attempted to attend a botched women's World Cup qualifying game.
Belarusian Football Federation supremo Vladimir Bazanov was held by police who confirmed they had stopped the couple during a "routine check" in the Moravian-Silesian region in the north-east of the country.
Bazanov, who has been described as a 'supporter' and 'ally' of Belarusian president Lukashenko by reports, had earlier been threatened with deportation by Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulganek, who has publicly offered "unequivocal" backing to opposition parties in Belarus.
"This person was not granted a Czech entry visa," Kulganek was quoted as saying by Denikn , reportedly adding that Bazanov would not have entered the country by plane.
The head of the Belarusian Football Federation, colonel Bazanov, has been detained in the Czech Republic and is expected to be deported. He came...

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