The journalists jailed in Belarus as post-election crackdown continues

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    Since protests broke out after allegedly rigged presidential elections last year, some 400 journalists have been detained.

    “In Belarus, journalism is a crime,” says a reporter jailed by the security forces in the country after reporting on the actions of the Lukashenko regime.

    It comes as Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called the situation in Belarus a “human rights crisis”.

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