KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Tuesday raided homes and offices of journalists and human rights activists and detained dozens in the latest move to squelch protests against the nation’s authoritarian president.
Police searched the offices of the Belarusian Association of Journalists and the Viasna human rights center as well as the apartments of its members. More than 30 people were detained, according to activists.
The leader of the Belarusian Association of Journalists, Andrei Bastunets, is among the detainees.
“This is the largest crackdown ever on journalists and rights activists Europe has ever seen,” said the association’s vice president, Boris Goretsky, whose …read more