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Belarusian video blogger Siarhei Tsikhanouski was in pretrial detention for more than 18 months. On Tuesday, he was sentenced to 18 years in prison on charges of organizing mass unrest and of inciting social hatred. Tsikhanouski’s emergence on the Belarusian political scene in the spring of 2020 came as a surprise to many in the country. In May 2020, media reports about him referred to a video on his YouTube channel “The Country for Life,” in which he announced plans to run in the presidential election on August 9, 2020. Blogger, entrepreneur, opposition activist On his YouTube channel, the 43-year-old […]

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