Two Russian citizens have been charged as part of a criminal case on the post-election Minsk riots of December 19, according to Belarus' Interior Ministry.
The Belarusian opposition ran an unsanctioned protest rally after incumbent Alexander Lukashenko was pronounced the winner of the presidential race. Hundreds of participants were arrested, among them 11 Russians. All were sentenced to administrative arrest but later released. However, on December 30, two Russians were detained again.
If found guilty, they face a 15 year prison term.