A blindfolded activist holds a photograph of opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova, who was imprisoned after the Belarus presidential elections in August, as she protests against police violence in Minsk on Saturday. Photo: AFP A blindfolded activist holds a photograph of opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova, who was imprisoned after the Belarus presidential elections in August, as she protests against police violence in Minsk on Saturday. Photo: AFP
A blindfolded activist holds a photograph of opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova, who was imprisoned after the Belarus presidential elections in August, as she protests against police violence in Minsk on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Belarus

Belarus stripped of ice hockey world championship after crackdown on protesters

  • The International Ice Hockey Federation says it’s ‘impossible to ensure the welfare of teams, spectators and officials’ amid political unrest and Covid-19 risks
  • The move deprives President Lukashenko, an avid hockey fan, of a stage to host the country’s biggest international event since he claimed victory last August

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A blindfolded activist holds a photograph of opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova, who was imprisoned after the Belarus presidential elections in August, as she protests against police violence in Minsk on Saturday. Photo: AFP A blindfolded activist holds a photograph of opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova, who was imprisoned after the Belarus presidential elections in August, as she protests against police violence in Minsk on Saturday. Photo: AFP
A blindfolded activist holds a photograph of opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova, who was imprisoned after the Belarus presidential elections in August, as she protests against police violence in Minsk on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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