One of the main Belarusian opponents, sentenced to 14 years in prison

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One of the main Belarusian opponents, sentenced to 14 years in prison

One of the main Belarusian opponents, sentenced to 14 years in prison

Opposition politician Svetlana Tikhanovskaya attends the ‘Solidarity with Belarus’ rally in Berlin. / efe

Babariko, who has always denied the charges against him, was considered the main adversary of President Alexander Lukashenko

Victor Babariko, former director of the Belarusian financial institution Belgazprombank and the candidate who
led the polls for the presidential elections of August 9, 2020, has been sentenced today to 14 years in prison in
severe regime by the Supreme Court of Belarus. In a process that began on February 17, he has been found guilty of large-scale bribery and capital evasion. He will also have to pay a fine and assume a disqualification of five years.