Thursday, April 27, 2006

Milinkevich Sentenced to 15 Days

Belarusian opposition leader Alexander Milinkevich has been sentenced to 15 days' imprisonment for organizing an "illegal" protest on April 26 (the day of the Chernobyl remembrance). br23 in Minsk writes:
If this arrest of the leader produces big enough outcry in the West and strong enough reaction inside the country, we’ll be able to say that Belarus has a new alternative leader. Otherwise, he’ll probably rot in jail (together with mister Kazulin), and Belarus will rot and decompose for another five years at least.

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