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Son of Belarusian Opposition Leader Jailed for Seven Years

8 March 2002 MINSK, 7 March (Racyja)–Aleksandr Chyhir, son of Belarus’s former Prime Minister Mikhail Chyhir, has been sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for allegedly selling stolen car parts. Mikhail Chyhir is a well-known opponent of [Belarusian President Alyaksandr] Lukashenka’s policies and ran against the incumbent president in last year’s presidential elections. Mikhail Chyhir, several […]