Fearful Belarus opposition leader denies husband is linked to alleged Russian plot

MINSK Belarusian opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya on Thursday denied allegations that she or her jailed husband had ties to an alleged plot by Russian mercenaries to destabilise Belarus ahead of a presidential election. Tikhanouskaya spoke to Reuters in an interview after the authorities launched a criminal case against her husband Syarhei on suspicion of…