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Free Political Prisoners in Belarus:


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

MINSK, Belarus — The security services rounded up scores of opposition leaders and their supporters on Monday, a day after antigovernment demonstrators tried to storm the government headquarters here in a futile effort to block the re-election of Belarus’s authoritarian president, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko.

Taken from the New York Times, December 20, 2010 11am.

Among those arrested and detained were members of the Belarus Free Theater including artistic directors Natalya Kolyada and Nikolai Khalezin. Both Kolyada and Khalezin have been released and have gone underground. Their manager Artsiom Zheleznyak is still detained. Over 600 people are still behind bars. 12/22/10.


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