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Belarus Expels Human Rights Group From Offices


http://gdb.rferl.org/EFD6BD7F-56A5-47D0-8EA0-6D936A0EE3B7_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/EFD6BD7F-56A5-47D0-8EA0-6D936A0EE3B7_mw800_mh600.jpg Staffers at the Minsk office of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee on January 22 (Bymedia.net) January 23, 2007 -- A human rights group in Belarus says authorities have ordered it to leave its offices in a building it has rented from the state since 1998.


The head of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee, Tatsyana Protska, said on January 22 that the move to deprive the organization of a legal address comes after it had stepped up its contacts with Western Europe.


She said the group will appeal the decision.


(AP)

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