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US analyst detained in Belarus moved to house arrest

Protesters rally in Minsk yesterday despite a police threat to open fire on demonstrators. (AP pic)MINSK: The authorities in Belarus have moved to house arrest a high-profile American political analyst and strategist held for over two-and-a-half months in jail as President Alexander Lukashenko cracks down on opponents, his lawyer said on Monday.
Vitali Shkliarov, a Harvard University fellow who has advised presidential candidates in the US, Russia and Ukraine, was detained on July 29 ahead of Aug 9 presidential elections that Lukashenko claims to have won but which the opposition says were rigged.
“I managed to speak to Vitali, he has been …read more

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