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Belarus briefly detains EU diplomat


The EU has complained about Belarus’ treatment of one of its diplomats in Minsk, Evelina Schulz, the EU mission’s chargée d’affaires, after she was detained by police outside a courtroom Thursday. “This illegal detention of a diplomat is a serious breach of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations … and undermines their security,” an EU spokesman said. Schulz had been observing a trial, which saw young dissidents jailed for years.

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