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Belarus - RWB calls for immediate release of journalist held on spying charge

Reporters without borders
The Committee for State Security (KGB) said yesterday that it has been holding journalist Alyaksandr Alesin since 25 October on spying charges that carry a sentence of five to 15 years in prison Reporters Without Borders calls for Alesin's immediate release and respect for his right to due process. The KGB yesterday told his family that he is charged under articles 356 and 356-1 of the Belarus penal code with “high treason” and “collaborating with the special security services or intelligence (...)

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