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Police in Belarus arrested at least 146 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 week, a prominent human rights group said. A witness in the
The UK’s foreign secretary has called for new elections to be held in Belarus following the publication of an independent report into August’s contested vote. In a statement, Dominic Raab said: “We pushed for this independent investigation and it has
WARSAW/VILNIUS (Reuters) – More than 30 diplomats were on their way back to Warsaw from Belarus on Friday, a Polish deputy foreign minister said, after Minsk asked Poland to scale back the number of staff at its embassy amid tensions
Belarus’ embattled president Alexander Lukashenko has landed in Russia for face-to-face talks with Vladimir Putin. The meeting is the first between the two leaders since protests broke out in the Eastern European country over the controversial re-election of Mr Lukashenko
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has appointed new heads of the KGB security service, the security council and the state control committee amid protests and strikes over a disputed election, the official Belta news agency reported on Thursday.
MINSK (Reuters) – Belarusian Nobel laureate author Svetlana Alexievich has been called in for questioning by state investigators over a criminal case against a new opposition council, the grouping said on Monday. Alexievich who won the Nobel prize for literature
MINSK/MOSCOW (Reuters) – The authorities in Belarus arrested two of the leading opposition figures still at large on Monday, a day after tens of thousands of people defied the army to march demanding the downfall of president Alexander Lukashenko. Two
MINSK (Reuters) – A husband in jail, her children hurried abroad and a secret crossing from Belarus into Lithuania in the dead of night: Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s journey from home life to opposition hero has been an improbable one. And it’s
MINSK (Reuters) – Alexander Lukashenko, the leader of Belarus, on Tuesday awarded medals “for impeccable service” to law enforcement officials who have helped him crack down on protesters who have been demanding he step down for the last 10 days.