August 13, 2020

BELARUS: Mass Beatings, Detentions in Belarus as President Clings to Power.

Related: Thousands Arrested For Protesting ‘Rigged’ Presidential Election In Belarus.

Also: Belarus elections: Shocked by violence, people lose their fear.

And: Belarus Nobel-prize winner tells Lukashenko: ‘Leave before it’s too late.’

Some people I know are saying this is more like Romania than Ukraine, but others think Lukashenko is competent enough — and has been careful enough to pay his security forces well and on time — that he may survive. One difference: In Ukraine, protesters targeted the families of security services; that doesn’t appear to be happening in Belarus.

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