BELARUS NEWS AND ANALYSIS

DATE:

03/03/2011

Court sentences more protesters

MINSK | Belarus on Wednesday jailed more protesters for their part in an election rally against President Alexander Lukashenko last December, sentencing three men each to between 3 and 4 years in a top-security prison.

They were among several hundred demonstrators initially rounded up in a police crackdown on the Minsk rally on Dec. 19, the day after Mr. Lukashenko won a fourth term in an election that international observers criticized as rigged.

The United States and the European Union responded with fresh sanctions against Mr. Lukashenko, often called the ôlast dictator in Europe.

The sanctions include a travel ban on him and several of his top officials

Source:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/mar/2/world-scene-701314063/




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