Alexander Otroschenkov

Following protests over the disputed Belarusian presidential election on December 19, 2010, hundreds of protesters were arrested, including 11 students and a lecturer from the European Humanities University (EHU). Among them was Alexander Otroschenkov (also transliterated as Aliaksander Atroschchankau), an international law student at EHU, whose trial began on March 1, 2011, after he had been held in prison for over two months. Otroschenkov was sentenced to four years in prison on charges of inciting rioting. 

He was released from prison on September 14, 2012, but is still fighting to overturn the criminal conviction that is now on his record.



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