Alexander Sdvizhkov

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Alexander Sdvizhkov is a Belarusian journalist. He is the deputy chief editor for Zgoda, a weekly periodical.[1]

Sdvizhkov was jailed for 3 years for printing cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.[2] "We did the right thing by speaking out against Islamic hysteria," Sdvizhkov said.[1] He is currently being held at the Belarusian Interior Ministry's transfer prison in Minsk, with no means of communication and no date set to hear his appeal.[3] The arrest is the first arrest in Europe since the Danish cartoons issue came up.