Last Thursday a Belarusian court handed down sentences for three of the individuals that attended the protests in Minsk after the presidential elections on December 19, 2010. Alyaksandar Atroshankau, Dzmitry Novik and Alyaksandar Malchanau were sentenced to three to four years in prison.
Alyaksandar Atroshankau, used to work for the news agency Charta97 and was the press secretary to Andrey Sannikau, presidential candidate. He was sentenced to four years imprisonment to be served in an institution of high security. Two others fopm the opposition: Dzmitry Novik and Alyaksandar Malchanau were convicted of the same “crime” to three or three and a half years of hard labor.