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Fake Belorussian Opposition Leader Fools Danish Parliament

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya 

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya 

Photographer: Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty Images

An unknown individual fooled members of the Danish parliament’s Foreign Policy Board by posing as Belorussian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya during a classified remote meeting.

The board, which is the highest ranking committee on foreign affairs in Denmark’s parliament, was scheduled to hold a video conference with Tsikhanouskaya to discuss the current situation in Belarus. As the talks got underway, the impostor said technical issues made it impossible to turn on her camera.