23 December 2010

Belarus Free Theatre

Belarus Free Theatre in rehearsals for their production of
Being Harold Pinter at Soho theatre earlier this year (2008).
Photograph © Linda Nylind/The Guardian.

I came across this story in The New York Times, reporting widespread harassment of political opponents by the Lukashenko regime in Belarus. The story itself chronicles the harassment of the Belarus Free Theatre; here is a clip from Voice of America that goes over some of the same ground.

And, of course, the elections have now taken place in Belarus. Lukashenko, predictably, won re-election. According to this report in The Economist, the results are being contested and the regime has responded with violence and repression.

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