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Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty: Detention Of Belarusian-American Shkliarov In Minsk Extended


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A court in Minsk has extended the pretrial detention of Belarusian-American political strategist Vitali Shkliarov for a second two-month period despite signs he had the coronavirus while incarcerated.

Anton Hashynski, Shkliarov’s lawyer, said on September 29 that a COVID-19 test revealed that his client has antibodies for the virus.

“Most likely he recovered himself from COVID-19 two weeks ago when he complained of a high fever. Since he and his cellmates have not been isolated,…

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