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The Leader of Europe's 'Last Dictatorship' Is Facing an Unprecedented Challenge. Here's What It Could Mean for Belarus

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Europe’s longest serving leader Alexander Lukashenko has long worked hard to seem invincible. He has dominated past elections that the U.S. has deemed neither free nor fair and brokered no dissent and suppressed protests. Now, he is facing an unprecedented challenge as he runs for a sixth term as president of Belarus in elections on August 9. A former teacher and political novice, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, has emerged as his main rival, pledging to topple Lukashenko’s regime and restore democracy.
Tens of thousands have rallied across Belarus in some of the country’s biggest opposition protests in a decade, amid mounting frustration over the government’s mishandling of the COVID-19 crisis, combined with grievances about the economy. Referring to Lukashenko, protestors chanted ‘stop the cockroach’ and held placards reading ‘change!’.
“For the first time in his 26-year rule, Lukashenko knows the majority don’t support him,” says Aleksandr Feduta, a former aide to the incumbent, who was i…

Iran | Prisoner Executed in Zahedan, Man Hanged in Shiraz

Iran Human Rights (IHR); June 22, 2020: Death row prisoner Omid Hashem-Zehi was executed at Zahedan prison on June 17.

According to HRANA, death row prisoner Omid Hashem-Zehi (27) was executed at the central prison of Zahedan city, southern Iran, on June 17. 

He was arrested two years ago and sentenced to death for the charge of murder. 

His execution has not been announced by Iranian authorities or the media so far. 

Man Hanged in Shiraz Prison


June 20, 2020: A man was hanged on June 16 at the central prison of Shiraz city for murder. 

According to IHR sources, on the morning of Tuesday, June 16, death row prisoner Yasser Abdollahzadeh (31) was hanged at Shiraz central prison. 

He was arrested and sentenced to death for murdering a man over financial disputes three years ago.

His execution has not been announced by Iranian authorities or the media so far. 

According to IHR’s Annual Report on the Death Penalty in Iran, at least 280 people were executed in Iran in 2019, including 225 for murder charges.

Source: Iran Human Rights, Staff, June 22, 2020


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