Multiple world leaders have condemned an 18-year maximum security sentence to opposition leader Sergei Tikhanovsky. Tikhanovsky was anticipated to run against Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko in the August 2020 presidential elections but was arrested before the vote prompting his wife.
A court in Belarus sentenced opposition leader Sergei Tikhanovsky to 18 years in prison after he galvanised an unprecedented protest movement against strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko last year.
Exiled Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya vows to continue her campaign against authoritarian ruler Alexander Lukashenko after a court in the country jailed her husband for 18 years.
What people are saying?
Anastasia No words to describe how angry I am on what is happening both in russia and Belarus right now. Not only people from russia and Belarus should stand together against dictators, but the WHOLE WORLD!
Debbie Bailey We can hardly fight against this type of injustice when the same thing is happening in our own country. Only a few Americans are against authoritarians autocracy. Only a few Americans are dedicated to preserving and upholding democracy.