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.
Vladimir Makei, Belarus' foreign minister, sat down with Euronews to discuss anti-government protests, the decline of democracy and relations with Mother Russia.
Around 995 people sought shelter in EU countries between August and December 2020, compared with 545 over the same period in 2019.
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.
A demonstration in the Belarusian capital was thwarted by police who arrested at least 100 people in an ongoing crackdown against peaceful protests.
The EU's top diplomat warned on Thursday that "we are witnessing a further escalation of repression against the Belarusian people".
A new documentary film alleges that EU funds contributed to financing Lukashenko's regime and his lavish lifestyle. The bloc has rejected the accusations as "completely unfounded and baseless."
"The money hasn't been thrown to the wind," Lukashenko told Putin amid reports he had come to Russia seeking another loan for Belarus.
Lukashenko, in power for over 26 years, declared to the 2,700 delegates present on Thursday that they would be able to draft constitutional reforms. The opposition has branded it a sham.
Data shows Belarus was the most dangerous country in Europe for journalists in 2020.
The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said "it is currently impossible to ensure the welfare of teams, spectators and officials while holding a World Championship in Belarus."
The gala did not appear to take precautions against COVID-19.
Huge anti-Lukashenko protests have been held for months in Belarus, with little to show. Are demonstrators now changing tack?