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Roman Protasevich: dissident Belarus journalist whose defiance enraged Europe's last dictator

By Jennifer Mathers, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, Aberystwyth University
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Roman Protasevich doesn’t look like much of a threat to Europe’s last dictator. A fresh-faced 26-year-old, he has never been elected to public office nor has he stood as a candidate. What this blogger and co-recipient of the European parliament’s Sakharov prize for freedom of thought has done, however, is regarded as just as dangerous by Alexander Lukashenko’s regime. He has helped to ensure that the world knows about the pro-democracy movement in Belarus.

The Belarusian journalist…

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