Belarus: Opposition Leader Kozulin Sentenced to 5 1/2 Years

Belarusian opposition leader Aleksandr Kozulin has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail for organizing protests in Minsk following the March presidential election. Vilhelm Konnander writes that “the now sentenced Kozulin remains somewhat of an enigma to most analysts.” Iryna of Belarus Blog posts Kozulin's final statement, which the judge didn't allow him to make in the courtroom after the sentence was announced and Kozulin called the judge “a ‘hangman’ and the politician’s supporters started chanting ‘Freedom to Kazulin’.” More on Kozulin's trial is here.

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  • Moisha Bren

    I thank Lukashenko for this. Kozulin has destroyed hundreds of lives and now he is a freedom fighter? He calls himself a professor of mathematics but he has not published a single research paper. How could he become a professor? Throughout years he sent hundreds of people in jail, I am one of his victims. I do not know much about Lukashenko, but thank you for jailing this monster!

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