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Mass Protests Continue in Belarus Amid Reports of Torture in Jails

HeadlineAug 17, 2020

In Belarus, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets of Minsk Sunday as protests continue one week after longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko was declared the winner of the presidential election with 80% of the vote. The European Union is considering imposing further sanctions on Belarus, and Amnesty International said jailed protesters likely suffered “widespread torture.” At least two people have died during protests. Workers across a range of industries, including state-run factories, have joined the protest movement by going on strike.

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