Post-Election Crackdown in Belarus

PhotographerJames Kirchick
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

On December 19, 2010, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko falsified presidential election returns. When tens of thousands of peaceful demonstrators converged on Minsk's main square to protest, they were brutally assaulted by riot police, and the major opposition candidates were beaten and arrested.

About Photographer

James Kirchick is a contributing editor for The New Republic.