· July, 2008

Stories about Belarus from July, 2008

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Belarus: The Blast, the Arrests, and Bloggers’ Solidarity

  15 July 2008

A week ago, a homemade bomb packed with bolts and screws tore through a crowd of thousands of people who had gathered for the Independence Day all-night concert near the World War II monument in central Minsk. The blast occurred around 12:30 a.m on July 4; some 54 people were wounded; Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko happened to be nearby when the bomb went off, but was not hurt.

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