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I was locked up and beaten in Belarus after police hauled me out of taxi during protests

I was locked up and beaten in Belarus after police hauled me out of taxi during protests

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The young man smiled as he recalled three days of brutal beatings by riot police in Belarus detention after protesters rejected the re-election of longstanding leader Alexander Lukashenko.He said it is his way of coping with the terror and injustice. So, too, is speaking out. Igor Kviatko, 23, told Sky News he was hauled out of a taxi, hit with batons and tear gassed by police - despite saying he had nothing to do with the wave of anti-government protests.He lifted up his shorts to reveal significant bruising to his thighs and backside from what he described as punishment beatings. The railway worker - a locksmith - winced in pain as he sat back down, unable to find a comfortable position to tell his story. ...