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Spotlight: Free Expression & the Law | Belarus

Six political prisoners released ahead of elections

Six political prisoners released ahead of elections

Domestic groups are skeptical about the move signifying real change for Belarus’ repressive regime, especially considering that three other people have recently been detained on apparently politically motivated charges, and many view the pardon as a strategic move by Lukashenka ahead of the next presidential elections, scheduled for October.

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  • Profile: Eren Keskin

    For more than three decades, Eren Keskin, lawyer and advocate for women’s and minority rights, has suffered numerous trials, spent time in prison, lived under threat and, twice, attempts on her life.

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