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The first prison term to ex-candidate

The first prison term to ex-candidate

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The sentence on the case of “December 19” was passed in the Partyzanski District Court of Minsk in the evening of May 14 to the ex-presidential candidate Andrey Sannikau — 5 years of high-security prison. The prosecutor asked for 7 years of imprisonment.

Aleh Hniedchyk was sentenced to 3.5 years of high-security prison. Uladzimir Yaromienka, Illa Vasilevich, and Fiodar Mirzayanau each got 3 years of prison. They were tried together with Sannikau.

Thus, as much as 25 persons have been sentenced by now within the case on mass disorders on the day of presidential election in Belarus, December 19.

On May 12, Dzmitriy Daronin, Siarhiey Kazakou, Vital Matsukievch, Yauhien Sakret, Uladzimir Loban, and Aleh Fiedarkievich were sentenced by the судзе Maskouski District Court of Minsk to 3-3.5 years of high-security prison.

Earlier on, Alaksandr Atroshchankau was punished with 4 years of prison. Vasil Parfiankou, Ales Kirkievich, and Paval Vinahradau got the same terms. Dzmitriy Novik and the activist of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Mikita Likhavid were sentenced to 3.5 years of imprisonment. Zmitsier Bandarenka got 2 years of high security prison for his participation in the protest action of December 19, while Alaksandr Malchanau, Zmitsier Drozd, Andrey Pratasienia, and Uladzimir Khamichenka each got 3 years of imprisonment. Dzmitriy Miadzviedz was punished with 3 years of prison. Russian citizens Artsiom Breus and Ivan Haponau were punished with a $3,500 fine.

Also, as was reported before, youth activists Zmitsier Dashkievich and Eduard Lobau were detained the day before the protest meeting (on December 18), and were sentenced to 2 and 4 years of high security prison, correspondingly, for the alleged street row.

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