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Belarus opposition: Jailed dissident a 'hostage' at briefing

June 15, 2021 10:53 am

Raman Pratasevich founded a messaging app channel that was widely used in last year's massive protests against hardline President Alexander Lukashenko.

Opposition: Belarusian dissident forced to confess on TV

June 04, 2021 6:29 pm

Speaking in a trembling voice and looking nervous in the program on state-controlled ONT channel, Pratasevich said the opposition was pondering plans for a forceful change of government and was locked in infighting to divide the funds offered by Poland and Lithuania. 

Belarusian journalist in prison video after flight diversion

June 03, 2021 7:43 pm

The footage of Raman Pratasevich was part of an hour-long TV program aired late Wednesday by the state-controlled ONT channel.

Belarusians increasingly cornered after EU cuts air links

May 29, 2021 9:06 pm

Its land borders already were under tight restrictions, and now the European Union has banned flights from Belarus after a jetliner was diverted to Minsk earlier this week and authorities arrested a dissident journalist who was aboard.

Belarusian leader heads to Russia amid showdown with EU

May 28, 2021 5:54 pm

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is set to meet with Russia Vladimir Putin at his Black Sea residence in Sochi for talks on closer economic ties according to the Kremlin.

Belarusians, who fled crackdown, fearful after diverted flight

May 27, 2021 7:29 pm

Thousands of Belarusians who have fled the former Soviet nation amid a brutal crackdown on dissent are shocked by the forced diversion of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist

Girlfriend of detained Belarusian journalist 'confesses' in video, opposition cries foul

May 26, 2021 1:51 pm

Sofia Sapega is a Russian citizen and the girlfriend of Roman Protasevich, a journalist critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who was detained after the airliner in which he was riding was diverted to Belarus.

Explained: How Belarus 'hijacked' a plane to arrest journalist Roman Protasevich

May 27, 2021 11:15 am

Opposition leaders have denounced the incident as an act of terrorism by the Lukashenko regime, and infuriated Western leaders are discussing possible consequences for Belarus.

Belarus forces airliner to land and arrests opponent, sparking US and European outrage

May 24, 2021 9:20 am

In what was described by some EU leaders as a hijacking, the passenger plane flying from Athens to Lithuania was suddenly diverted to Minsk, the capital of Belarus, escorted there by a Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter jet.

Belarus forces Ryanair plane bound for Vilnius to land, infuriating Lithuania

May 23, 2021 10:26 pm

Law enforcers detained activist Roman Protasevich, 26, who had been put on a wanted list after last year's mass street protests following an election in which Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory.


Thousands of protesters in Belarus demand Lukanshenko's resignation

August 23, 2020 8:51 pm

The uprising in Belarus erupted last week in a democratic vacuum, in a country where challengers to President Alexander Lukashenko are jailed or exiled and where there is no experienced parliamentary opposition.