An asylum-seeking athlete and the death of an activist puts spotlight back on Belarus | The World

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An investigation has been launched into the death of Vitaly Shishov, an activist who helped people flee Belarus. It comes as a Belarusian athlete is granted a humanitarian visa by Poland after claiming she was forced to return home for being critical of management. Journalist Hanna Liubakova tells The World other governments need to pay attention to Belarus’ escalating repression.

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