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Belarus: “They are stealing the best of us”. Arbitrary arrests and forced expulsion of leading opposition activists

, Index number: EUR 49/3040/2020

Belarusian authorities have stepped up their campaign against the leaders of peaceful protest in Belarus which has been ongoing after the contested result of the presidential election in August. The authorities promptly responded to popular dissent by mass arrests of peaceful street protesters, and subsequent torture or other ill-treatment while they were in custody.

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