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Belarus: ‘Lukashenko may end up like Gadhafi’

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko faced strong opposition and protests in the 1990s. Opposition politician Yuri Zakharenko was one of many who disappeared back then. His daughter Elena draws parallels with today.

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