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Dozens of people have rallied in the centre of Lithuania’s capital in support of a famed Belarusian human rights activist.

Ales Beliatski is serving a four year sentence for tax evasion, a move his supporters say was politicially motivated.

Monday’s protest took place outside the Belarus embassy in Vilnius.

Organisers said they hoped the demonstration would help support his early release.