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Belarus: Appeal case: Right to freedom of assembly: Prominent opposition activists sentenced

, Index number: EUR 49/008/2005

In the most recent report on Belarus, Belarus: suppressing the last voices of peaceful dissent (AI Index: EUR49/004/2005), Amnesty International expressed concern that the Belarusian authorities are clamping down on peaceful opposition with renewed confidence and are increasingly defiant of international criticism. The sentencing of three prominent opposition activists in May and June appears to confirm this trend.

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