March 30, 2006 -- Belarusian Opposition leader Alyaksandr Milinkevich said today that President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has been "living in fear" since protests against his reelection earlier this month.
Milinkevich made his remarks in Poland, where he is discussing the situation in Belarus following the March 19 election with Polish officials.
The opposition and Western nations, including Poland, have accused Lukashenka of falsifying the poll results.
Milinkevich, speaking on Polish public radio, said the European Union's threat of targeted sanctions against Belarusian officials, including Lukashenka were having the desired effect.
Milinkevich is due to meet later today with Polish President Lech Kaczynski, the prime minister, and the speakers of both houses of parliament.
Belarusian prosecutors on March 29 said Milinkevich could face up to 15 days in prison for alleged public-order violations during the opposition protests.