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Top Belarusian opposition figure Babariko, once tipped as successor to Lukashenko, handed 14 years in prison over fraud claims

His supporters believe the charges, launched after he attempted to run against incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko in the 2020 contest, are politically motivated. On Tuesday, state news agency BelTA reported that a court in Minsk had announced the verdict against the former chairman of Belgazprombank, a financial institution owned by …

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Jailed Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny’s organisation branded ‘extremist’ by Moscow Court – allies now face election ban

Alongside the Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK), his national network of political offices and his Citizens’ Rights Protection Foundation were also branded as extremist. The decision comes six weeks after the same body approved preliminary restrictions against the activist’s organization, pending today’s result. These limits included a ban on posting materials online, …

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