Belarus journalist says police beat him; gets fined

January 26, 2016 3:15 PM

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MINSK, Belarus – A journalist for an independent Belarusian news website who says he was beaten by police while covering a trial of opposition activists has been fined for failing to obey lawful orders.

Pavel Dobrovolsky says he was trying to record video Monday of protesters who unfurled a banner at the trial when police seized him. He says they took his camera and journalist accreditation and beat him for about 20 minutes. His website, , showed photos of him with bruises to his pelvis.

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