Switzerland: Landmark case against Belarus ‘death squad’ member
30 September 2023 | 7:12 am
Yury Garavsky has confessed to being involved in the kidnapping of political opponents of Belarus' leader in 1999. They were later murdered. He now is on trial in Switzerland, and the verdict is expected on Thursday.
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