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6th Aug 2020

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Russian 'mercenaries' detained ahead of Belarus election

Belarus's president Alexander Lukashenko, who is running for the sixth presidential term, said on Wednesday that the country's authorities have detained 32 members of a Russian private military company, according to The Guardian. Those arrested are accused of planning to destabilise Belarus during the election campaign, just a few days before the presidential election on 9 August. Some observers consider the arrests as a campaign stunt by Lukashenko.

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An open letter to the EPP on end of Hungary's press freedom

I hate to break it to you, but excuses have run out. You have to look at the images of sobbing journalists in Index's newsroom, and shoulder part of the blame. Your silence, your continued procrastination led to this.

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