Activist fears over Belarus vote

Marina Bogdanovich alleges intimidation by incumbent president who is expected to be re-elected on Sunday.

    Belarus is holding a presidential election on Sunday, with Alexander Lukashenko, the country's presdient, widely expected to be re-elected for a fourth term.

    After 16 years in office, Lukashenko has become Europe's longest serving leader. But opposition candidates say they are facing intimidation, and have told Al Jazeera that the post-Soviet state will continue to lack the freedoms that characterise other Euopean countries if Lukashenko is re-elected.

    Neave Barker reports from Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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