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Opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years over protests

Opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years over protests

Belarus-Sergei Tikhanovsky was arrested successful March 2020, months earlier a statesmanlike predetermination which helium planned to contest
A Belarusian absorption person who rallied wide protests against disputed person Alexander Lukashenko has been jailed successful a proceedings condemned arsenic a sham.
Sergei Tikhanovsky was convicted of organising riots among different charges and sentenced to 18 years successful prison.
He planned to situation Mr Lukashenko successful the 2020 statesmanlike election, but was detained earlier the vote.
His wife, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, took connected Mr Lukashenko, who claimed triumph successful the wide discredited poll.
She claimed triumph herself successful the August predetermination but, fearing for her safety, was forced into exile with her children the adjacent day.
On Tuesday, Ms Tikhanovskaya questioned the validity of the tribunal that tried her hubby and said immoderate condemnation fixed to him would beryllium “unacceptable”.
“I volition support defending the idiosyncratic I emotion and who became the person of millions of Belarusians,” Ms Tikhanovskaya said successful a video posted to Twitter.

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