Belarus Arrests Two Journalists for Toy Bear Photos After Airdrop
Posted: 8/9/2012 | By: Richard Balmforth | Reuters
Police in Belarus have arrested two journalists for posing for
photographs holding teddy bears after hundreds were dropped by air on
the country in a pro-democracy stunt, the Belarussian Association of
Journalists said on Thursday.
Alexander Lukashenko, the
country's authoritarian president, also suggested on Thursday that the
Swedish embassy in Minsk had been involved in planning the July 4
escapade, in an outburst likely to widen a diplomatic rift with Sweden
over the incident.