Thursday, December 23, 2010
Belarus has filed criminal charges against 18 leading opposition figures, including seven of the nine presidential candidates, for having a role in post-election riots.
The opponents are charged with coordinating and “inciting mass disorder” that led to violence between demonstrators and security forces.
The list also includes a swathe of the country's media elite, who have been arrested since protests erupted following President Aleksander Lukashenko victory for a fourth term in office on Sunday.
More than 700 people, including 25 journalists, were arrested during Sunday's protests.'
Posted by DotConnector at 07:40