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Belarusian Journalists Sentenced to Forced Labor

25 June 2002 GRODNO, 24 June (Racyja)–The Leninsky district court in the western Belarusian city of Grodno today found journalist Pavel Mazheika and former chief editor Mikola Markevich, both from the banned local independent newspaper Pahonia, guilty of slandering Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. The court sentenced Mazheika to two years of “restricted freedom,” while Markevich […]