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Belarus: Detention of journalists, harassment of independent media and new unduly restrictive legislation mark a low point for freedom of expression

, Index number: EUR 49/9026/2018

The right to freedom of expression in Belarus has been dealt a series of severe blows in recent weeks, as the authorities’ crusade against journalists and independent media outlets continues. The latest moves by the Belarusian authorities demonstrate their resolve to eliminate all critical voices in the country and deprive people in Belarus of the opportunity to freely access, share and disseminate information and ideas.

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