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Belarus: Elections and the Atmosphere of Fear

Categories: Belarus, Elections, Freedom of Speech, Politics

Tobias Ljungvall writes [1] about the beginning of the election campaign in Belarus, the backlash against the opposition, and the atmosphere of fear reported by Gunnel Arbin, a Swedish journalist who has recently traveled to Belarus. Among the scare techniques used by the regime is a new article in the criminal code, which makes “discrediting” Belarus in the foreign media a crime.