MINSK (Reuters) - Belarusian Nobel laureate author Svetlana Alexievich has been called in for questioning by state investigators over a criminal case against a new opposition council, the grouping said on Monday.
Alexievich, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 2015, is a member of an opposition coordination council that was set up by opponents of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko after a disputed Aug. 9 election that has sparked nationwide anti-government protests.
Alexievich will come in for questioning at the Belarusian Investigative Committee on Wednesday, a spokesman for the council said.
(This story corrects day in third paragraph to Wednesday)
Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky and Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Sujata Rao
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