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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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