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The U.S., which lost seven citizens in the attack, was offering a $1 million reward for his arrest.

Two intelligence officials - one in Indonesia, the other in the Philippines - said Tuesday that Mr. Patek was taken into custody in Pakistan earlier this year.


Opposition activist gets 3 1/2-year prison term

MINSK | A Belarus opposition activist was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison in connection with last year’s demonstration against the allegedly rigged presidential election.

Nikita Likhovid, 20, was sentenced Tuesday. Authorities said he was among demonstrators who broke windows at the government administration building Dec. 19.

But his attorney, Darya Lipkina, said none of the 23 police officers called as witnesses in the case identified him as among the vandals.

The demonstrators were protesting what they believe was a fraudulent vote count that returned authoritarian incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko to power.

Police arrested 700 people in connection with the demonstration, including seven opposition candidates. Many opposition figures said the vandalism was committed by provocateurs to give a pretext for dispersing the protest.


Embassy: 4 arrested in U.S. visa-fraud case

RIO DE JANEIRO | The U.S. Embassy in Brazil said four people were arrested on suspicion of selling false documents to people seeking a U.S. visa.

Embassy officials said in a statement released Tuesday that the investigation was done in cooperation with police in Santa Catarina state and federal law enforcement.

Alleged ring leader Jose de Oliveira was arrested Tuesday along with three others.

The embassy said the group had been falsifying documents since 2005. They allegedly charged about $3,000 for the documents needed for U.S. or Canadian visas, and about $6,000 for false Brazilian or Italian passports.

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