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Belarus: “Public Repentance”

Iryna of TOL's Belarus Blog writes about “public repentance” taking place in Belarus now: “Students, who spent 10 to 15 days in prison after being arrested on the Square or during the March 25th demonstrations, are being forced to declare publicly that their legal participation in peaceful protests against election falsifications was wrong and that they would never do anything like it again. The “repentance” is being staged in front of the entire class which, in turn, must condemn their classmates for their wrongdoings against the state.”

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