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Belarus: Out in the open

Headline Title:  Belarus: Out in the open 08 December 2013 Ihar Tsikhanyuk is an openly gay man from Belarus who works as a drag artist. When he tried to set up a gay rights organization, the police beat him up. When he complained, they threatened to kill him. Ihar wants justice for what happened, and the freedom to be himself without worrying about the consequences. He shared his story with Amnesty International. ‘While they get ready, I will die’“When I see injustice, I start to fight it. I was raised like that – injustice equals horror for me.       “I…

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