Crack-down in Belarus doesn't let up

  • 2003-04-10
MINSKPresident Alexander Luka-shenko has launched a campaign to crack down on the opposition, detaining dozens of people during pro-U.S. and anti-Lukashenko rallies in recent weeks.A Minsk court on April 4 found a young protester guilty of slandering the president, whom she had dubbed the country's "most wanted criminal," court officials said.Oksana Novikova received a two-year suspended sentence for distributing leaflets in which she accused Lukashenko of organizing a political coup, kidnappings and murders of his opponents.On April 3 police detained activists from the country's main youth...
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