“He planned to challenge Mr Lukashenko in the 2020 presidential election, but was detained before the vote. His wife, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, took on Mr Lukashenko, who claimed victory in the widely discredited poll.” Belarus: Opposition leader Sergei Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years over protests. (This is why we need to get the truth and punish those who tried to overturn our election. We have to stop the slide before we get into this territory. Whatever goes unpunished gets worse. Just ask Sergei Tikhanovsky.)

+ Dexter Filkins in The New Yorker: How Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya came to challenge her country’s dictatorship.