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Belarus Equates Rights Protection to Extremism

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image  The door of the Belarusian Association of Journalists main office in Minsk, Belarus on June 2021 © 2021 BAJ Authorities in Belarus have designated the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) and staff an “extremist formation,” part of the ongoing, relentless crackdown on rights defenders and media in the country. BAJ is a leading independent organization working to promote and protect freedom of expression and the rights of journalists in Belarus since 1995. In 2021, authorities stripped BAJ of its official registration on bogus grounds along with hundreds of other…

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