‘Europe’s last dictatorship’ – police raid journalists’ homes

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    Since last summer, the authorities in Belarus have arrested scores of journalists reporting on protests against the disputed re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.

    In the last 24 hours alone, police raided the homes of 20 journalists and today the trial continued of two female journalists, appearing in court in a cage.

    In the latest of our series of reports from inside Belarus, dubbed the last dictatorship in Europe, our team spoke to the husband of one of the journalists on trial.

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