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A Belarusian opposition activist stabbed himself in the neck in court after claiming he was tortured and threatened by police

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement A Belarusian prisoner detained in protests against President Alexander Lukashenko's disputed reelection was filmed stabbing himself in court on Tuesday after saying he was tortured and threatened by the police.
According to Viasna , a human rights organization, 41-year-old Stepan Latypov said he had been tortured in a jail cell for 51 days, and that police told him that his family and neighbors would face prosecution if he did not plead guilty to the charges against him.
Latypov then proceeded to stab himself with an object that appeared to be a pen.
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