Kidnappings and assaults in Belarus. Inside Lukashenko’s crackdown on independent voices

  • 2020-07-02
  • Dzmitry Mitskevich
Never a free media-friendly country, Belarus is intensifying crackdowns on reporters in the run-up to presidential election. Belsat TV journalist Dzmitry Mitskevich experienced it firsthand. June 10, 2020, 18:43. Two men approach a car parked in a narrow street near Hrodna city centre. Behind them, eight young men follow. The men surround the car shouting “Police!”, as they take the hands of both men and pack them into a grey unmarked van that has just pulled over. In a couple of seconds, the bus is driving fast along the ...
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