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Belarus - Rejoining international community requires end to repression

Reporters without borders
In a bid to loosen Russia's grip on Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko is trying to ingratiate himself with the international community but, aside from the release of leading political prisoners, the human rights situation in his country is still as disastrous as ever. The authorities continue to trample on media freedom in particular, and Belarus is still ranked no better than 157th out of 180 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom Index. “Now that the (...)

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