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Belarus: jail sentence dropped for journalist Iryna Khalip

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Belarus: jail sentence dropped for journalist Iryna Khalip

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A Belarus court has cancelled the jail sentence for journalist Iryna Khalip, the wife of opposition leader Andrei Sannikov.

She was charged with organising protests against President Aleksandr Lukashenko after his re-election in 2010 – and handed down a two-year suspended prison sentence.

Khalip had to report to police every week and could not leave Minsk.