The husband of Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei Tikhanovsky, has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in his home country.
The 43-year-old blogger will be sent to a penal camp under particularly harsh prison conditions for "preparing and organizing mass uprisings," Belarusian state news agency Belta reported on Tuesday, citing the court in the city of Gomel.
Five other men were also handed long prison sentences. Prominent opposition politician Nikolay Statkevich, for example, is to spend 14 years in a prison camp.
Earlier on Tuesday, Tikhanovskaya said on Telegram that the verdict would be "unlawful" and "nothing to put up with."
Belarusian courts have been criticized for repeatedly issuing politically motivated sentences.
Tikhanovsky originally wanted to run against Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko in last year's presidential election, but was then arrested. His wife Svetlana ran in his place.
Lukashenko not recognized
Lukashenko had himself declared the winner again, but the West does not recognize this after widespread reports of massive fraud.
Despite international protests, several prominent opposition figures have already been sentenced in Belarus in recent months.