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Video: An assault on human rights in Belarus

2 February 2011

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As the trials of opposition politicians in Belarus approach, Amnesty International is publishing today a briefing detailing the human rights violations committed by the Belarusian authorities in the aftermath of Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s fourth re-election last December.

Hundreds of people were detained and many were beaten by riot police during the dispersal of a demonstration on election night on 19 December. Repression against political opposition and human rights defenders continues to this day.

Security, Peace and Order?: Violations in the wake of elections in Belarus highlights violations of the rights to freedom of assembly, association and expression; ill-treatment and disproportionate use of force, arbitrary detention, fair trial concerns and medical care for the detained.

The above video on human rights violations in the wake of the elections in Belarus includes Interviews with playwright Tom Stoppard, Amnesty International Heather McGill and a number of Human rights defenders, Activists and victims. © Amnesty International

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