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Belarus: Growing crackdown on human rights ahead of presidential election

, Index number: EUR 49/2620/2020

The Belarusian authorities have once again flagrantly disregarded the country’s human rights obligations in a growing clampdown on human rights, including the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association in the context of electoral campaigning initiatives across different sectors of society in the run-up to the presidential election, scheduled for 9 August 2020. Opposition candidates and their supporters are targeted, harassed and intimidated.

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