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Europe’s Last Dictatorship

When activists dropped parachuting teddy bears with pro-democracy slogans on Belarus, what’s dubbed Europe’s last dictatorship went to great lengths to silence the protest. The regime initially denied the airdrop had occurred, then jailed a journalist from Belarus who published photos of the teddies on a website. The incident even provoked a full-scale diplomatic rift between Belarus and Sweden, the home of the “Teddy Bear” activists.

Amos Roberts from SBS Dateline reports from Sweden and Belarus. Detained at the border upon trying to leave Belarus, Roberts had to secretly smuggle this footage out of the country.

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