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Belarusian KGB raids journalists' homes, offices

Belarusian KGB raids journalists' homes, offices

Witnesses say the Belarusian KGB has been searching the homes and offices of independent journalists following an election that handed the authoritarian president a fourth term.
Reporters Without Borders has condemned the systematic raids, which it says seem aimed at seizing all documents and files related to coverage of the Dec. 19 election and the mass protest that followed.
Photojournalist Yulia Doroshkevich said her cameras, computers, and tape recorder were seized during a search of her apartment Friday. Her husband, who is not a journalist, was taken in for questioning.
Tens of thousands of protesters marched through Minsk on election night to protest voting fraud, and about 700 people, including journalists and opposition candidates, were arrested.