The presidential elections in Belarus are less than a week away, and the country has already faced signs of a storm. On March 12 police arrested around a dozen Ukrainian and Belarusian activists attending a rally in Minsk for the democratic opposition candidate Aleksandr Milinkevich. Vintsuk Vyachorka, the leader of the Belarusian Popular Front Party, a campaign manager for Milinkevich, was sentenced to detainment for campaigning on March 9. Accused of defying the electoral code, the court charged Vyachorka with organizing an "unsanctioned rally." Just days before, he met to talk with The B...
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