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Belarus
World  /  Published 27.05.21

Lukashenko: Scribe plotting rebellion

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Wednesday a journalist pulled off a plane that landed in Minsk had been plotting a bloody rebellion, and accused the West of waging a hybrid war again...
By Reuters in Moscow

World  /  Published 26.05.21

Airlines shun Belarus, Europe ban likely

Belarus did not immediately comment on the torture allegation but has consistently denied abusing detainees. Rights groups have documented hundreds of cases of what they describe as abuse and forced c...
By Reuters in Vilnius, Lithuania

World  /  Published 25.05.21

Scribe that desperate Minsk detained

It has all of the elements of a Jason Bourne plot: A commercial flight carrying a dissident journalist is intercepted by a MiG-29 fighter jet under orders from the strongman President of Belarus. Thi...
By Neil Vigdor and Ivan Nechepurenko in New York

World  /  Published 25.05.21

Death penalty awaits me, says Roman

The tray tables were being raised and the seat backs returned to the upright position as passengers on Ryanair Flight 4978 prepared for the scheduled landing in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. Then, ...
By Ivan Nechepurenko in New York

World  /  Published 25.05.21

US asks Belarus to release journalist

International outrage mounted on Monday as new details emerged about a brazen operation by the strongman leader of Belarus to divert a Ryanair passenger jet and arrest a dissident Belarusian journalis...
By Anton Troianovski and Marc Santora in Moscow

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World  /  Published 24.05.21

Belarus: ‘Hijack’ to detain critic

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By Reuters in Moscow

World  /  Published 16.11.20

Belarus in political crisis

Police in Belarus arrested hundreds of people who took to the streets on Sunday chanting “I’m going out”, the last known written words of an anti-government protester who died last w...
By Reuters in Moscow

World  /  Published 01.09.20

Baltic states impose sanctions against Belarus

The three Baltic countries on Monday slapped their own travel sanctions on 30 top officials in Belarus, including President Alexander Lukashenko, in response to a brutal crackdown against protesters w...
By PTI in Vilnius

World  /  Published 31.08.20

Protests greet Lukashenko

Tens of thousands of Belarusians chanting “Happy Birthday, you rat” and flying red-and-white opposition flags gathered near President Alexander Lukashenko’s residence on Sunday as pr...
By Reuters in Addis Ababa

World  /  Published 18.08.20

Belarus: President told to 'Go away'

President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko of Belarus, long known as “Europe’s last dictator”, tried on Monday to deflate nine days of widespread protests by rallying what was supposed to be ...
By Ivan Nechepurenko, Anton Troianovski in Minsk


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