• Belarus leader vows to keep up raids of NGOs, media outlets

    2 days ago - By Chron

    KYIV, Ukraine - The longtime leader of Belarus vowed Thursday to continue a crackdown on civil society activists he regards as “bandits and foreign agents.”
    President Alexander Lukashenko chided officials in his administration for allowing the operation of non-governmental organizations that he called “harmful to the state.”
    “A mopping-up operation is going on,” Lukashenko said. “Do you think it's easy? There are thousands of our people working for them, and their brains are distorted and brainwashed with foreign money.”
    Belarusian authorities have ramped up raids and arrests of...
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