Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Prominent Opposition Journalist Found Dead in Belarus

Opposition Journalist Oleg Bebenin was found dead in his dacha (summer house) near Minsk, Belarus, last Friday, September 3, 2010. Bebenin was a founder and director of the major opposition Internet portal www.charter97.org. He also was one of the key figures in the election team of the oppositionist Andrey Sannikov, who is a candidate in the up-coming Presidential Elections. Reportedly, Bebenin hung himself, but his colleagues do not believe that he committed suicide. At the same time, some experts emphasize that the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is highly interested in refraining from any events that would lead to political unrest on the eve of the Presidential elections.



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