At least 7 of the candidates in Belarus' Presidential Election are in prison after taking part in protests against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.
They are among several hundred detained when a demonstration in Minsk was violently dispersed.
Andrei Sannikov is one of those accused of "barbarism and destruction" by the incumbant President.
Vladimir Neklyayev's wife says he was arrested in hospital after being beaten by police.
State Prosecutors say some protest leaders could face up to 15 years in jail for stirring mass unrest.
President Lukashenko maintains his election was fair and condemned attempts at "revolution" in Belarus.