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Two years on and the grip tightens on basic freedoms in Belarus

Headline Title:  Two years on and the grip tightens on freedoms in Belarus 17 December 2012 On 19 December 2010, following a presidential poll during which Alyaksandr Lukashenka was elected for a fourth term as President of Belarus, 30,000 protestors gathered in central Minsk to demand a second round of elections. The demonstration, the biggest ever witnessed in Belarus, was peaceful until at about 10pm, a group of masked young men, who many believed to be provocateurs, called on the crowd to storm Government House and started to break windows. Shortly afterwards, riot police moved…

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