“Timanovskaya is traveling under a humanitarian visa offered by Poland, where she’s expected to head next after arriving in Europe. She has said she fears retaliation if she returns to Belarus after her refusal to compete in an event for which she hadn’t trained blossomed into a political firestorm.” Belarus Olympian Kristina Timanovskaya Leaves Tokyo And Lands In Austria.

+ As if we needed any more evidence that Timanovskaya’s worries are valid… An Activist Who Helped Persecuted Belarusians Flee The Country Is Found Hanged.