Belarus dissident fighting extradition by Ecuador

This undated photo provided by Mabel Andrade, the wife of former police officer Aliaksandr Barankov, from Belarus, shows Barankov in Minsk, Belarus. Belarus. Barankov, 30, faces an Ecuadorean judge's ruling as early as Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, on an extradition request from Belarus, where prosecutors accuse him of fraud and extortion. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Mabel Andrade)Less than a year ago, an Ecuadorean judge denied a request to extradite Aliaksandr Barankov to Belarus, the former Soviet bloc nation whose president has been nicknamed "Europe's last dictator."