Belarus releases 7 detainees, including presidential candidate

[JURIST] Belarusian officials on Saturday released seven people, including one presidential candidate, who were taken in to custody [JURIST report] last month following protests surrounding the country’s presidential election [press release, in Russian]. The release comes amid speculation that the European Union (EU) [official website] will reimpose a visa ban [RFE report] on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko [BBC profile, JURIST news archive] and other government officials in response to their actions following the elections. The US has also indicated they…

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