MINSK -- Well-known Belarusian philosopher Uladzimer Matskevich has been sentenced to five years in prison over his active participation in public events questioning the official results of the August 2020 presidential poll that handed victory to authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
The criminal investigation was launched against ABW.by editor-in-chief Yulia Mudreuskaya and the special projects editor Yury Gladchuk, reports Reform.by.
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On 15 June, the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk pronounced a verdict for Aksana Kolb, Novy Chas editor-in-chief. She got 2.5 years of imprisonment in an open correctional facility.
Photographer Yauhen Yerchak was detained in Minsk on June 13. A “penitential video” and photos of the search were circulated by pro-government Telegram channels.
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MINSK -- A court in Minsk has sentenced sociologist Tatsyana Vadalaskaya to a lengthy prison sentence while prosecutors in another case have recommended a harsh sentence for journalist Aksana Kolb on charges related to protests against the disputed results of a presidential election in August 2020 that handed authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka a sixth term in power.