Belarus top prosecutor vows to bring opposition protestors to trial Holly Manges Jones at 11:02 AM ET
[JURIST] The Belarus prosecutor general said Wednesday that there will be many trials for opposition supporters who protested the country's presidential elections [JURIST report] earlier this month. Pyotr Miklashevich indicated that over 500 protestors, including 21 foreigners, were detained for their part in protesting the reelection of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko [official website] during police raids on the demonstrations [JURIST report] last week. Miklashevich said that defeated opposition candidate Alexander Milinkevich [campaign website; Wikipedia profile] may also be charged with a misdemeanor for planning the protests, which would result in a sentence of 15 days in jail if he is found guilty.
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