“The Regime Can Jail Opposition Activists Once Again”
Upcoming presidential elections in Belarus:
In less then three weeks the people of Belarus will go to the polls for the Presidential elections, which will be held on the 11th of October in what is seen as a foregone conclusion. In what is almost a 100 % certainty, President Lukashenka, the “Last Dictator in Europe” will win his 5th term in office. In the second of a series of short snippets from civil society actors working in Belarus Civil Rights Defenders spoke to some regarding their thoughts on the elections. Many are anonymous for fear of reprisals and in this snippet we hear about one human rights defenders’ reaction to the recent pardoning and release of political prisoners in the run up to the elections. Is it a smokescreen or a reality?Categories: News.