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MINSK (Reuters) – A Belarussian court jailed leading human rights activist Ales Belyatsky for 4-1/2 years for tax evasion on Thursday, sparking an outcry in the European Union, particularly in neighboring EU countries which unwittingly aided his prosecution. Belyatsky, 49, heads Vesna-96, the best-known rights group in the former Soviet republic, which has campaigned for scores of opposition …

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