Belarus releases protesters before EU discussion on sanctions

The Belarusian government has begun releasing people who were arrested during protests this week.
It issued a rare public apology in what appeared to be an attempt to stop days of unrest.
Nearly 7,000 people were rounded up during demonstrations against Sunday’s disputed presidential election.
Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen reports.

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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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