Belarus opposition leader Sergei Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years

//Belarus opposition leader Sergei Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years

Belarus opposition leader Sergei Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years

A court in Belarus on Tuesday sentenced opposition leader Sergei Tikhanovsky to 18 years in prison after he galvanised an unprecedented protest movement against strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko last year, state media said.Following a months-long trial behind closed doors at a detention centre in the southeastern city of Gomel, the court found Tikhanovsky, 43, guilty of organising riots and inciting social hatred, among other charges, state newspaper Sovetskaya Belarus reported.Tikhanovsky…

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