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OSCE Appeals To Lukashenka To Stop Media Repression


OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatovic has demanded that Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka put an end to the repression of media since the disputed December 19 presidential election.

In a letter to Lukashenka, Mijatovic urged the Belarusian government to "protect each and every media worker of Belarus from fear, harassment, legal and administrative persecution, imprisonment, violence, torture in detention facilities, and from closure of their media outlets."

Mijatovic condemned recent violent police actions against journalists on June 29, during which at least 12 journalists were detained or attacked.

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