Prisoners are beaten, or denied food. Some almost suffocated after guards poured concentrated bleach on the floor. The conditions political detainees in Belarus face as part of a deliberate government policy amount to torture, human rights groups say.
CPJ testifies on threats to press freedom in Belarus at Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission
Lukashenko, Putin agree to meet soon. Presidents of Belarus and Russia exchanged views on the situation in Belarus and Russia:
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Protesters in Belarus told me Americans should know how hard it is to fight for democracy after it’s been taken away.
In Belarus, Lukashenko is now strutting around carrying a machine gun.