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It was the latest crackdown on dissent in the ex-Soviet state, where Lukashenko has repressed the opposition and stifled independent news media since becoming leader in 1994.

Protesters on Minsk’s main square Monday carried candles and pictures of people still jailed after protests on election night a year ago, when tens of thousands of Belarusians denounced a Lukashenko win they claimed was fraudulent.

Some 700 people were arrested in those protests, scores of whom remain behind bars.

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