Alyaksandr Kazulin

Alyaksandr Kazulin

Opposition activist and former rector of the Belarusian State University

Alyaksandr Kazulin is a Belarusian opposition activist and a former prisoner of conscience. From 1996 to 2003, he served as rector of the Belarusian State University before being fired for his oppositional activism. Kazulin later ran for president of Belarus in 2006 as leader of the Belarusian Socialist Democratic Party. He was beaten and arrested several weeks before the election for attempting to enter the All Belarusian People’s Assembly; he was assaulted and detained again during a peaceful demonstration protesting the fraudulent election. In July 2006, Kazulin was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for “hooliganism” and “inciting mass disorder” after he organized a peaceful vigil outside of a prison where many protesters were being detained. Under international pressure, the Belarusian government freed him in August 2008.

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