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Dissidents are fleeing Belarus after Lukashenko’s crackdown on protesters


President Lukashenko’s landslide victory in Belarus last year marked more than 25 years of control and the start of the authoritarian leader’s sixth term. Mass demonstrations followed, with thousands of protesters imprisoned. Thousands more are fleeing to neighboring countries, crossing into the E.U. illegally. Special correspondent Simon Ostrovsky traveled to the Belarusian border to tell their stories, with support from the Pulitzer Center.

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