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Belarus opposition wants international trial to prosecute Lukashenko regime

[JURIST] An opposition leader in Belarus [JURIST news archive] said Tuesday that groups opposing the rule of President Alexander Lukashenko [official website; BBC profile] are proposing an international public trial to prosecute the regime's violations of Belarusian laws and the country's constitution [text]. Anatoly Lebedko [Wikipedia profile] said the court would review Lukashenko's 1996 dismissal of the parliament that planned to impeach him and the widely criticized March 19 elections [JURIST report] which have been marred with allegations of fraud.

Lebedko said that 10-15 people who are well known internationally should make up the court's trial judges and indicated that there are hundreds of cases against Lukashenko's regime to prosecute. He suggested that the issue of the court be brought up at the Council of Europe [official website], of which Belarus is not a member, and said a first session by the court could be held as soon as September. RIA Novosti has more.

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