Belarus mass arrests fail to stop protests

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    Mass detentions in Belarus have so far failed to stop the weeks-long protest movement. After nearly 800 people were arrested in Minsk last Sunday, the UN Commissioner for Human Rights condemned what she called the violent repression of peaceful demonstrations. Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen spoke to some of the detainees who have been released. –

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    Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus and formerly known as Byelorussia or Belorussia, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital and most populous city is Minsk.

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