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Belarus jails 600 activists over election unrest

The Belarus authorities have jailed about 600 demonstrators for up to two weeks in a crackdown on protests against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.

Some detainees may face longer terms - as much as 15 years - if found guilty of taking part in "mass disturbances".

At least seven presidential candidates were among those detained. Some of them were reportedly also beaten by police.

David Stern reports.

  • 21 Dec 2010
  • From the section Europe
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