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Viktor Babariko: The Belarusian banker who challenged Lukashenko

February 18, 2021 4:16 pm

Arrested shortly after announcing his presidential campaign, Viktor Babariko faces up to 15 years in prison.

Belarus: Police raid homes of journalists, activists

February 16, 2021 8:08 pm

Massive anti-government rallies swept the nation in 2020. Europe's "last dictatorship" is cracking down on dissent in a bid to maintain control.

Belarus: Protesters in for the long haul as standoff continues

February 09, 2021 4:40 pm

Demonstrations in Belarus continue in spite of an intensifying government crackdown and sub-zero temperatures.

The Lukashenko regime's persecution of Belarus journalists

January 29, 2021 4:45 pm

For months, hundreds of thousands of Belarusians have staged protests against strongman Alexander Lukashenko. The president has used the country's security agencies to intimidate dissidents and persecute journalists.

2020 in review: 10 landmark global events that shaped the year

January 01, 2021 9:45 pm

Here are ten moments that made global headlines in 2020. From the impact of coronavirus to Joe Biden getting elected as the US President, take a look at the events that stood out.

Belarus starts legal proceedings against Lukashenko critics

December 22, 2020 5:35 pm

As protests against Alexander Lukashenko continue in Belarus, the country's prosecutors launched criminal cases against Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and other opponents of the long-time ruler.

Belarus police get rougher to protect Alexander Lukashenko

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.

EU decries Belarus violence after opposition supporter death

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.

Explained: Why protests in Belarus could get a fillip from US election results

November 10, 2020 9:14 am

A day after results of the US elections were called by the Associated Press in favour of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, thousands of protesters from across Belarus tried to enter central Minsk but were prevented by riot police, news reports said.

Thousands protest in Belarus amid continued crackdown

November 02, 2020 8:09 am

Large crowds of people gathered in the eastern part of Minsk headed toward Kurapaty, a wooded area on the city's outskirts where over 200,000 people were executed by Soviet secret police during Stalinist-era purges.

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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.