Belarus marks one year since disputed presidential election

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko held his annual press conference on Monday, the one-year anniversary of the vote that handed him a sixth term in office but was denounced by the opposition as rigged. Belarus was shaken by months of protests triggered by the contested vote, and state authorities responded to the protests with a relentless crackdown that saw more than 35,000 people arrested and thousands beaten by police. Leading opposition figures have been jailed or forced into exile.