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Nobel laureate Alexievich leaves Belarus to get medical treatment in Germany

MINSK, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Nobel laureate author Svetlana Alexievich, a prominent opposition figure, has left Belarus for a trip to Germany, but her departure is not linked to politics and she plans to return, her aide told Reuters on Monday.

Alexievich is a senior member of the Belarusian opposition Coordination Council that has been targeted by the authorities in Belarus amid mass protests against veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko.

Alexievich has travelled to Germany to receive medical treatment and for work reasons, her aide said. (Reporting by Andrei Makhovsky; writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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