December 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Security forces in Belarus have always used violence against protesters. But tactics against demonstrators following a disputed election appear particularly harsh.
November 13, 2020 6:05 pm
The EU already has imposed sanctions on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and several dozen officials over their role in the security crackdown launched after the contested election.
September 27, 2020 8:31 am
The ceremony was held in front of several hundred dignitaries at the ornate Palace of Independence in Minsk. Police and other security forces blocked off parts of the city and public transportation was suspended.
September 23, 2020 6:26 pm
The inauguration has been denounced as illegitimate by the opposition, which has also called for more protests across the country, Reuters reported. Belarus has witnessed over six weeks of sustained protests ever since Lukashenko was re-elected in a highly controversial and disputed poll in August.
September 18, 2020 9:53 pm
Ever since the election results were announced, several opposition leaders, including the main opposition candidate Tikhanovskaya, were forced to leave the country and many others were imprisoned.
September 18, 2020 4:19 pm
The OSCE members behind the mission are Denmark, Belgium, Canada, Estonia, Finland, France, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Britain, the Czech Republic and the United States.
September 18, 2020 8:20 am
“Shutdowns and blocking or filtering of services unjustifiably limit the rights of peaceful assembly and freedoms of association and expression," the US State Department said in a statement.
September 09, 2020 5:21 pm
Lawyer Maxim Znak, a member of the Coordination Council created by the opposition to facilitate talks with the country's leader of 26 years on a transition of power, was taken out of the council's office by unidentified people in ski masks, his associate Gleb German said.
September 08, 2020 10:54 pm
Russian news agency Sputnik quoted Lukashenko as saying that he may have 'overstayed a little' as Belarus President, but added that he believes that it is only him who is capable of defending his nation and countrymen at this juncture.
September 01, 2020 10:35 pm
The Baltic countries have accused Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko of committing a number of human rights violations in the weeks after he was re-elected in a controversial and highly-disputed election.
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.