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World  /  Published 07.09.21

Belarus activist gets jail term

Maria Kolesnikova, one of the leaders of mass street protests against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko last year, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday, leading to an outcry from west...
By Reuters in Kyiv

World  /  Published 06.08.21

Granny told me not to return: Athlete

Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya decided to defect as she was being driven to a Tokyo airport because her grandmother told her that it was not safe to return home to Belarus. In an exclusive ...
By Reuters in Warsaw

World  /  Published 04.08.21

Belarus activist found dead in Kyiv

A Belarusian anti-government activist was found dead in a park near his home in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Tuesday, and the police there said they had begun an investigation into whether it was a...
By Megan Specia, Anton Troianovski in New York

World  /  Published 03.08.21

Polish visa for Belarus athlete

A Belarusian athlete, who took refuge in the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday, a day after refusing her team’s orders to board a flight home from the Olympic Games, has been granted a humanitar...
By , Reuters in Tokyo

World  /  Published 02.08.21

Belarus athlete Krystsina rebels

President Lukashenko was faced with mass street protests last year over what his Opponents called rigged elections, and ordered a violent crackdown on protesters. The President denies the allegations ...
By Reuters in Tokyo

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World  /  Published 09.07.21

Belarus bars newspaper website

Authorities in Belarus said on Thursday they had blocked the website of a newspaper that has been critical of veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko and the editor's wife said her husband had been ta...
By Reuters in Moscow

World  /  Published 16.06.21

‘Kafka or Orwell’ scene in Belarus

He faces more than a decade in a grisly Belarusian prison for his political activities, but on Monday, Roman Protasevich took a seat beside generals at a news conference to voice admiration for the au...
By Ivan Nechepurenko in Moscow

World  /  Published 30.05.21

US to reimpose sanctions on Belarus

The Biden administration said late on Friday that it would reimpose economic sanctions on certain state-owned companies in Belarus, the latest diplomatic pushback from a western government after the c...
By Mike Ives in New York

World  /  Published 29.05.21

Lukashenko seeks Russia help over EU showdown

Belarus’s authoritarian leader will discuss closer economic ties with Russia on Friday, as he seeks support from his main backer amid a bruising showdown with the EU over the forced diversion of...
By AP via PTI in Moscow

World  /  Published 28.05.21

‘Bomb threat’ came after jet diversion

A bomb threat cited by Belarusian authorities as the reason for forcing a Ryanair jetliner carrying a dissident journalist to land in Minsk was sent after the plane was diverted, privacy-focused email...
By Reuters in Washington


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