Exiled Belarus opposition leader sentenced to 15 years in absentia

Leader of the Democratic Forces of Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya attends the 53rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2023. EFE/EPA/FILE/GIAN EHRENZELLER

Moscow, Mar 6 (EFE).- Belarus on Monday sentenced exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in absentia to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to seize power in the eastern European nation. Four other exiled opposition leaders were sentenced in the same case, including former culture minister Pavel Latushko, who was handed a term of 18 years. … Read more

Belarus jails Nobel laureate Ales Bialiatski

Director of Viasna, human rights defener Ales Bialiatski during a previous trial in Minsk, Belarus on November 14, 2011.  EFE/FILE/TATYANA ZENKOVICH

Moscow, Mar 3 (EFE).- Belarus on Friday sentenced human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Ales Bialiatski to 10 years in prison on charges of smuggling money and funding activities that subverted public order. Bialiatski is the founder of the Eastern European nation’s most prominent human rights group Viasna and was awarded the peace … Read more