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Belarus sanctions likely to be approved later this month, says EU
MEPs debated the situation in Belarus with the EU's High Representative Josep Borrell on Tuesday.
Belarusian activist stabs himself in court to protest repression
Stsiapan Latypau's desperate act on Tuesday sheds light on the situation of Belarus' 454 political prisoners. The activist was arrested during massive protests against President Lukashenko last September.
Belarusian opposition politician sentenced to 7 years in prison
Pavel Seviarynets was sentenced along with six other activists on Tuesday amid international fury over Minsk's forced diversion of a passenger jet to arrest an opposition journalist.
How Belarusians have fled in growing numbers since disputed election
Around 995 people sought shelter in EU countries between August and December 2020, compared with 545 over the same period in 2019.
Belarus: Lukashenko claims he foiled US-backed 'coup' as 2 arrested
The Belarusian President said that it was very "the FBI, the CIA" were "most likely" involved in the alleged plot to assassinate him and his family.
Belarus police continue crackdown on protests, making arrests in Minsk
A demonstration in the Belarusian capital was thwarted by police who arrested at least 100 people in an ongoing crackdown against peaceful protests.
Belarus: Over 200 arrested during Freedom Day protests
The EU's top diplomat warned on Thursday that "we are witnessing a further escalation of repression against the Belarusian people".
European journalists demand release of jailed Belarusian colleagues
More than 50 European journalists' unions on Thursday urged their governments to up the pressure on Belarus to release jailed journalists as the country marks Freedom Day.
Belarus and Bulgaria rocked by anti-government protests
A look back at the protests that shook the former Soviet nations this year.
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.
Belarus opposition to compile register of alleged police abuses
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, who was the main opposition candidate in the August 9 presidential election, said that the opposition would compile the accounts of police abuse against peaceful demonstrators.
Belarusian musicians playing prison blues as protest strategy changes
In Belarus, opposition supporters have organised smaller-scale neighbourhood anti-government protests with concerts. But it looks like they're playing all the wrong notes for Lukashenko.
Belarus: Water cannons deployed to disperse protesters in Minsk
More than 150 people were arrested in demonstrations across Belarus on Wednesday following the secret inauguration of President Alexander Lukashenko, according to a monitoring group.
Soviet WWII propaganda revised to hail Belarus opposition figure
The artwork has gone viral.
Stun grenades and rubber bullets: What it's like reporting on Belarus
One month on from the disputed August 9 election in Belarus, Emil Filtenborg tells Euronews how he expected some violence, but never anticipated it would be "this brutal, this early."
EU calls on Moscow to refrain from Belarus intervention
Putin says he's ready to send forces to Belarus if protests spin 'out of control'. But the EU and NATO have called on him to refrain from intervening.
EU diplomacy struggling for influence as future of Belarus uncertain
"The EU influence in Belarus is very limited, contrary to that of Russia," explains Kristi Raik, International Centre for Defence and Security.
Telegram changes emoji of Belarus flag in solidarity with protesters
"Because of the dictatorship of Alexander Lukashenko, the red-green flag is now strongly connected to repression, torture and police violence," journalist Franak Viačorka told Euronews.
The EU should learn from its role in Libya’s chaos before getting too involved in Belarus ǀ View
The revolution and subsequent civil war in Libya show what happens when a vacuum is left behind after the fall of dictators and the state apparatus that keep them in power.
Watch again: Belarusians protest on independence anniversary
The demonstrations come as nationwide protests flare after Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko extended his 26 year rule in an August 9 election.
'Are you looking for a bloodbath?': Spanish MEP blasts Tsikhanouskaya
Spanish MEP Manu Pineda blasted Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, asking her if she would accept sanctions against those who didn't vote for her.
Nobel laureate Alexievich summoned over Belarus opposition council
Nobel Prize-winning writer Svetlana Alexievich has been summoned by Belarus investigators over a new opposition council that is aiming to facilitate a transition of power in the country.
Belarus: Lukashenko brandishes rifle amid ongoing mass protests
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters in Belarus return to the streets of Minsk to demand the resignation of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in the latest wave of demonstrations against his disputed re-election.