In Belarus, Torture Allegations Dog Lukashenko as He Tries to Hold On to Power


Alexander Cherevach,

a computer software engineer in Belarus, claimed he was returning from operate when law enforcement stopped him on the street in Minsk and accused him of participating in mass demonstrations towards the country’s authoritarian president,

Alexander Lukashenko.

Mr. Cherevach, 26, said that when he wouldn’t unlock his computer system and telephone, the officers shoved him into a van and punched and kicked him before threatening to rape him with a baton.

Beatings for the duration of three times in detention still left Mr. Cherevach with a concussion, a fractured lumbar vertebra, a bruised kidney and hematomas across his physique, in accordance to clinical studies reviewed by The Wall Avenue Journal. He was hospitalized for six times.

Alexander Cherevach’s accidents, photographed by his brother at a clinic on Aug. fourteen.

“I have not processed it all but, but of program I’m concerned,” claimed Mr. Cherevach, who spoke by

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Serbia, Kosovo Agree to Normalize Economic Relations

WASHINGTON—The leaders of Serbia and Kosovo mentioned Friday they were being normalizing economic relations, a signal of development as the two quarreling Balkan nations find to resolve a decadeslong dispute that the moment prompted a U.S. navy intervention in the area.

In a assembly in the Oval Business office with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti, President Trump hailed the settlement and mentioned, “Economies can carry individuals collectively.”

Mr. Vucic instructed The Wall Street Journal that the deal, which he described as a substantial leap ahead, would create a one marketplace with Kosovo, guaranteeing a no cost flow of individuals, expert services and funds. This view was echoed by Mr. Hoti.

It was not immediately clear, even so, when the settlement would be carried out, and no deadline was mentioned in the formal documents. Officers from both countries mentioned the implementation could depend on irrespective of

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