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Belarus: Security Services Arrest Administrators of Major Opposition Vkontakte Groups

Several administrators of opposition groups at Vkontakte network were detained, Nasha Niva reported [by]. Sergey Pavlukevich [by], administrator of “We Stand for Great Belarus” [by] (123,000 members, functional although some reported its closure) was detained on June 4, 2011. Dmitry Nefedov [ru], administrator of “Movement for the Future” [ru/by] group (more than 211,000 members) was arrested [by] on June 5. Ivan Stasyuk, another social network leader was captured on June 5 at the Polish-Belarus border but later released [ru].

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