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Belarus: Crackdown on Human Rights Lawyers

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Maksim Znak, former lawyer of the Minsk Regional Bar Association and former professor of law at the Belarusian State University, currently imprisoned following a politically motivated trial, stands in a cage during a court hearing in Minsk, Belarus, on September 6, 2021. © 2021 Ramil Nasibulin/BelTA pool photo via AP Lawyers representing clients in politically motivated cases or speaking out on rights abuses face systematic and widespread repression in Belarus.Belarusian authorities took control over the legal profession, eroding its independence; bar associations became…

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