Partner of Belarus' dead protester demands independent probe

The partner of a demonstrator killed during the protests in Belarus said Monday she will push for an independent probe into his death. Alexander Taraikovsky, 34, died Aug. 10 as police dispersed peaceful demonstrators contesting the results of the election a day earlier that gave authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko a sixth term in office. The ferocious crackdown with rubber bullets, stun grenades and clubs helped swell the protesters’ ranks and caused international outrage.

Partner of Belarus' dead protester demands independent probe

Partner of Belarus' dead protester demands independent probeThe partner of a demonstrator killed during the protests in Belarus said Monday she will push for an independent probe into his death. Alexander Taraikovsky, 34, died Aug. 10 as police dispersed peaceful demonstrators contesting the results of the election a day earlier that gave authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko a sixth term in office. The ferocious crackdown with rubber bullets, stun grenades and clubs helped swell the protesters’ ranks and caused international outrage.