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New U.S. sanctions for Belarus officials over crackdown on dissidents
The U.S. State Department said it was acting in support of figures like sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who is now in Poland after avoiding repatriation over Belarus criticism at the 2021 Olympics.
Belarus: A non-standard situation demands non-standard tools | View
Sanctions won't be enough to resolve the political crisis in Belarus. International non-recognition and the opening of criminal cases need to follow the upcoming Vienna Conference, says diplomat and opposition figure Pavel Latushka
Belarusian hacktivists claim drone attack on Minsk riot police base
Footage of the incident showed loud bangs and flashes emanating from part of the compound.
Meet the hackers trying to bring down Belarus' disputed president
The crackdown in Belarus may have stopped public dissent, but as these hackers suggest, it could be just driving it underground.
Revolt, repression & reprisals: A look back at Belarus' turbulent year
Monday marks one year since the disputed election in Belarus, which sparked a protest movement of unprecedented size.
The struggle is not over for a democratic Belarus | View
One year after elections widely viewed as unfair, Franak Viacorka, advisor to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, says they will continue to fight for reforms and that the regime’s recent actions are desperate.
'Belarus will be free': Exiled sprinter speaks out after Tokyo exit
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, 24, showed Japanese police a translated plea for help on her phone after being escorted to the airport by Belarusian officials on Sunday.
The raid that killed off Belarus' last independent media platform
The raid is symptomatic of a wider crackdown on dissent in Belarus since the disputed reelection of Lukashenko last August had sparked huge protests.
Belarus cuts cooperation on migration with EU over sanctions
The EU on Thursday slapped new bruising economic sanctions on Belarus over last month's diversion of a passenger jet to arrest a dissident journalist.
Trial of Sergei Tsikhanousky, Sviatlana's husband, opens in Belarus
Sergei Tsikhanousky, a popular video blogger, is one of six men standing trial. He is accused of "preparation of mass disorder" and "incitement to hatred".
'There's no going back': EU promises new sanctions will hurt Belarus
As well as travel bans and asset freezes, Europe plans to ban exports of fertiliser, tobacco and petroleum.
Meet the journalist who fled Belarus hours before Ryanair diversion
Carrying just her passport, money and a few essentials in her handbag, Arina Malinovskaya fled for the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
Belarus: Alexander Lukashenko meets Vladimir Putin amid EU showdown
Belarus's authoritarian leader will travel to Sochi to meet the Russian president.
EU must go further to punish Lukashenko’s brazen act of piracy | View
"If the European Union does not react strongly to such abuses of international law, more incursions and violations of its sovereignty are to be expected."
Belarusians file 'state torture' case against Lukashenko in Germany
The German judiciary applies the principle of "universal jurisdiction" which allows any person to be tried in Germany for the most serious offences committed anywhere in the world.
The push for a free Belarus requires patience and endurance | View
More than eight months after the fraudulent elections that sparked massive pro-democracy protests, it is tempting to declare the Belarusian uprising a failure, argues Tatyana Margolin from Open Society Foundations.
Has Lukashenko fatally fractured Belarus' opposition movement?
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been the face of Belarus' opposition. But two new political movements could threaten that, fracturing those who want President Alexander Lukashenko to step aside.
Belarus charges Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya with terrorism
A spokesperson for Tsikhanouskaya said that the charges were 'absurd'.
Belarus asks Lithuania to extradite opposition leader Tsikhanouskaya
Shortly after the elections, Tsikhanouskaya fled to neighbouring Lithuania and has been in exile since.
Meet the Belarusians in Lithuania who fled political crisis back home
Hundreds of Belarusians have fled to Lithuania since the disputed presidential election in August.
Six months on, has Lukashenko seen off calls for change in Belarus?
Exactly six months on from Belarus' disputed presidential election, what is the current state of play?
Europe shows its support for Belarus Solidarity Day
The day was called by the leadership of the opposition, based in Lithuania.
Thirteen detained during rallies in Belarus, says rights group
Mass protests have gripped Belarus, an ex-Soviet nation of 9.5 million people, ever since official results from the Aug. 9 presidential election gave Lukashenko a landslide victory.
How the crisis in Belarus is politicising a new wave of street artists
They engage in a cat-and-mouse game with authorities who paint over their work often just hours after it's been created.
More than 300 people arrested in latest Belarus demonstrations
It is the latest in a series of protests over a disputed presidential election in August.
Belarus pensioners demand President Alexander Lukashenko resigns
“Grandmothers and grandfathers heal poorly from new wounds,” read one of the banners carried by demonstrators.