New Sentences for Belrus Oppositional Leaders

May 20th, 2011   Articles | Belarus

Today Uladzimir Niakliayeu and Vital Rymasheuski, both oppositional candidates in the presidential election December 19, 2010, were sentenced two years conditional imprisonment.

Today the Court of Frunzenski District of the Minsk City announced the sentences for two former oppositional candidates in the presidential elections on December 19, 2010 – Uladzimir Niakliayeu and Vital Rymasheuski, in additing to a few other oppositional activists. In regards to Uladzimir Niakliayeu and Vital Rymasheuski the ruling was two years conditional sentences. Also a number of activists from Uladzimir Niakliayeu’s election campaign were sentenced to two years  conditional punishment, that is Siarhei Vazniak, Aliaksandr Fiaduta and Andrei Dzmitryjeu. Nasta Palazhanka, well known opositional activist from the youth organisation of Young Front and an agent in the election campaign of Vital Rymasheuski was sentenced to one year of conditional sentence

The verdicts for the two former oppositional candidates, Dzmitry Uss and Mikola Statkevich, that were supposed to have been announced today were postponed due to the fact that the judge was ill.

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