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Belarus detainee tries cutting own throat in court hearing

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In a shocking incident, a prisoner tried cutting his own throat during a court hearing in Belarus on Tuesday. This was after the prisoner was told his family and neighbours faced prosecution if he did not plead guilty. Identified as 41-year-old Stepan Latypov, the prisoner was detained in a crackdown on protests. Video footage showed Latypov lying on a wooden bench inside a prisoner's cage in the courtroom in Minsk.