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28th Sep 2020

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EU urges Minsk to release opposition candidate Babaryka

The EU has urged the Belarusian authorities to immediately release presidential candidate Viktar Babaryka and his campaign-manger son from pre-trial detention to ensure "a meaningful and competitive political contest". "No potential candidate should be prevented from fulfilling the registration procedure due to politically-motivated restrictive measures," said the EU external action service. Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko has ruled his former Soviet republic since 1994.

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