Worsening human rights "cyclical": UN Belarus expert

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Miklós Haraszti, Special Rappoteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus. PHOTO: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Human rights in Belarus are not improving, but rather "going from worse to worse."

That's the view of Miklos Harazti, Special Rapporteur on human rights in Belarus, who has been accused by the government there of ignoring positive developments and barred from entering the country.

Belarusian officials continue to prosecute activists and critical journalists, and enact laws restricting freedom of expression.

Mr Harazti told Elena Vapnitchnaia about the repression he witnessed through his reporting on Belarus.

Duration: 4'24"

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