Belarus Olympian Timanovskaya: ‘When it’s safe, I want to return home’

A sprinter from Belarus who refused her team’s order to fly home early from the Olympics says her actions were not a form of political protest.

“I love my country and I didn’t betray my country”, Krystina Timanovskaya, 24, told the BBC’s Newshour programme.

Ms Timanovskaya has been granted a humanitarian visa by Poland and is currently at its embassy in Tokyo.

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