Twenty political analysts are on trial in absentia in Belarus, accused of trying to overthrow the 30-year regime of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko.

All live outside Belarus. The accusation links them to exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.

What is the purpose of the trial in Minsk and what are its likely consequences?

Contested 2020 election
The proceedings are linked to the presidential elections of 2020. Mass protests followed the Central Election Commission declaration of Lukashenko as the winner with more than 80 per cent of the vote.

Posted in

Iron Will

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.