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Tue Aug 21, 2012, 05:52 PM

7. Ecuador could extradite Belarusian dissident

Aliaksandr Barankov says his life would be at risk if Ecuadorean court refuses to extend his status as a political refugee
Associated Press in Quito
Tuesday 21 August 2012 07.33 EDT

... Barankov's fate could be decided as early as Tuesday, less than a week after Ecuador granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Prosecutors in Belarus accuse the 30-year-old Barankov of fraud and extortion. He calls the charges bogus, retribution for having exposed a petroleum-smuggling ring involving senior officials of president Alexander Lukashenko's government, including relatives of the leader ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/21/ecuador-belarus-extradite-aliaksandr-barankov

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