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  • Belarusian Journalist Ihar Karnei Jailed On Unspecified Charges

    Belarusian journalist Ihar Karnei has been sentenced to 10 days in jail on unspecified charges, Karnei’s daughter said on July 17. Palina Karnei said her father was placed in the Akrestsina detention center in Minsk after police searched his home.

    Karnei was among the more than 1,200 people detained in 2020 across Belarus during protests against authoritarian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka, who was declared the winner of the country’s presidential election in August that year despite charges of election fraud by the opposition and the West.

    Karnei served 10 days in jail then on a charge of taking part in an unsanctioned rally.

    To read the original story by RFE/RL’s Belarus Service, click here.

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