Monday, December 20, 2010

The End Is Near

“Hundred of people, including six presidential candidates, have been arrested in the former Soviet republic of Belarus for protesting the announced results of the country's presidential elections, the BBC reports.

Incumbent Alexander Lukashenko, who has been in power for 16 years, was declared the winner in what the opposition says was a rigged election. Lukanshenko won a fourth-term in office with 79.8% of the vote according to the official results.

Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe called the voting "flawed" and said it fell well short of democratic standards.”

VIASNA: Belarusian non-governmental human rights organization

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

European Radio For Belarus

Photo credits: Getty Images and Alexey Gromov, AFP/Getty Images 2010.


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