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    Belarus opposition leader Kozulin charged, faces 5-yr jail term

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    MINSK, March 31 (RIA Novosti) - An opposition leader in Belarus could face five years in prison after the authorities filed charges against him following his arrest last weekend in a rally in the country's capital, the leader's wife said Friday.

    Irina Kozulina said Social Democratic Party leader Alexander Kozulin, one of three defeated candidates in the March 19 elections, had been charged with serious public order offenses and hooliganism.

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