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Latvia Recalls Ambassador To Belarus


http://gdb.rferl.org/86BD4943-1116-4354-B21C-4525A2405CE7_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/86BD4943-1116-4354-B21C-4525A2405CE7_mw800_mh600.jpg (epa) August 3, 2006 -- Diplomatic relations between Latvia and Belarus took another turn for the worse today when Riga recalled its ambassador in Minsk.


The decision comes just one day after Latvia expelled a Belarusian diplomat.


Last week, Belarusian police raided the home of a Latvian diplomat in Minsk, confiscating his possessions and accusing him of distributing pornography.


Latvia says the raid was a breach of the international conventions on the treatment of diplomatic staff.


(dpa)

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