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Belarus: Intimidation Campaign

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Belarus, Elections, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, Protest, Youth

Belarusian KGB chief said going out into the street on Sunday would be qualified as terrorism and those caught would face tough sentences, including capital punishment, reports [1] br23 blog: “[…] My dad called me tonight and said: “Your sister is going out on March, 19. I heard on TV today that this will qualify as terrorism, and she can get a death sentence!” Dad sounded really scared and asked me if I could talk her out…” Andrei Khrapavitski posts [2] on the intimidation campaign, too.