Who Is The Man Who Cut His Own Throat In A Belarusian Court?.

Stsyapan Latypau made global headlines by cutting his own throat at a court hearing in Belarus on June 1. He's a small business owner whose political activism began by handing out flowers to anti-government protesters following a presidential election widely seen as rigged. He was arrested while defending a political mural that, he said at the time, honored people who did not agree with "cynical lawbreaking" by the authorities in Belarus. State-controlled media have portrayed Latypau as a radical.

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