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Police Open Murder Probe After Belarusian Opposition Activist Found Hanged At Kiev Park

Belarus and its strongman President Alexander Lukashenko are once again under scrutiny in the West after the leader of an exiled opposition group was found dead in a public park in Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday.

The New York Times is reporting that 26-year old Vitaly Shishov, who ran the opposition activist organization Belarusian House group (BHU) out of the Ukrainian capital was found dead by hanging at a park near his home. The BHU assists Belarusian democracy activists or anyone else who has run afoul of government authorities in fleeing abroad.

Ukrainian police are treating it as a pre-meditated murder case given they suspect it was "murder disguised as suicide," according to CNN. Shishov went missing after leaving his home for his daily jog on Monday, and on Tuesday he "was found hanged today in one of Kiev's parks, not far from his place of residence," a police statement indicated. "Vitaly's mobile phone and personal belongings were removed from the scene."

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