One of the teddy bears, and Belarusian president Lukashenka. Photo: Scanpix
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Prosecutors to investigate Belarus teddy drop

Swedish prosecutors are to investigate whether an advertising bureau that dropped hundreds of teddy bears over Belarus may have broken the law.

The Swedes took off in a light aircraft from Lithuania, before dropping 800 bears with pro-democracy messages over Belarus.

The Lithuanian authorities now want Swedish prosecutors to see if the people behind the stunt can be prosecuted under Swedish law, Swedish Radio News reports.

The teddy bear drop led to several dismissals in the Belarusian military, and also led to diplomatic tensions between Sweden and Belarus, sometimes called Europe's last dictatorship.

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