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Belarus: Backlash Against Opposition; Test for Europe

br23 blog and Andrei Khrapavitski both report on the continuing repressions against opposition activists in Belarus. One of Andrei's friends got expelled from the university, another got arrested. Andrei also cites an International Herald Tribune opinion piece by Georgia's president Mikhail Saakashvili: Belarus election is going to “be the most critical test to date of Europe’s tolerance towards dictatorship on its own continent.”

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