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'Stupid dictator': Is Europe betraying its Belarusian allies?
"Some people think we [Belarusians] are dangerous," said one dissident. "Its discrimination".
Court in Minsk sentenced Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya to 15 years in prison
Exiled Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya sentenced to 15 years in prison
Belarusian Nobel Prize winner Bialiatski sentenced to 10 years in jail
Human rights activist Ales Bialiatski was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 2022.
Belarus President Lukashenko in Beijing to meet Xi Jinping
The Belarusian leader said he was looking forward to seeing his "old friend" Xi Jinping and welcomed China's position on the conflict in Ukraine.
Belarus detains anti-Lukashenko former presidential candidate
Andrey Dzmitryeu, 41, who stood against long-time leader Lukashenko in the 2020 presidential election, has been detained in Minsk.
Belarus political prisoner Maria Kolesnikova in intensive care unit
Kolesnikova was sentenced to 11 years in prison last year.
Mobilise children to harvest potatoes and apples, says Lukashenko
"It will be happiness for the parents and good physical training for the children," said Lukashenko.
Belarus' first president Stanislav Shushkevich dies aged 87
Shushkevich is best known for informing Mikhail Gorbachev about the end of the Soviet Union and leading Belarus to independence.
Belarus unveils constitutional changes to extend Lukashenko's rule
The amendments will be up for a referendum, scheduled for February 2022, and will be considered approved if more than 50% vote for them, with a turnout threshold at 50%.
EU border countries must not legalise migrant pushbacks, says MEP
Dutch MEP Tineke Strik, who recently returned from the region, says the situation is likely to worsen if more EU countries go ahead with legalising pushbacks.
EU considers sanctions against Belarus airline over migrant arrivals
The bloc's foreign ministers were in Luxembourg on Monday to discuss possible action against Belarusian company Belavia.
Belarus hits back at EU and announces vote on a new constitution
Critics say the new constitution could further cement President Lukashenko's grip on power after months of mass protests.
Belarusian political activist Maria Kolesnikova given 11 years in jail
Kolesnikova was a key figure of the Belarusian opposition in last year's disputed presidential election.
EU 'stands in solidarity' with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland over Belarus
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that Alexander Lukashenko was "cynically" using migrants and refugees to damage Belarus' neighbours.
Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova faces 12 years in prison
Belarus' public prosecutor's office requested 12 years in prison for Maria Kolesnikova, one of the main figures of the opposition movement.
Lithuania challenged on migration law changes amid Belarus border row
The Council of Europe says the changes "remove, in the case of an emergency situation, significant safeguards in the asylum procedure".
'Unacceptable': Belarus accused of using migrants in its fight with EU
Brussels says Belarus is facilitating illegal crossings into Lithuania to put "political pressure" on the European Union.
Belarus says it has dismantled 'terror cells' with ties to West
President Alexander Lukashenko said the "terrorist sleeper cells" allegedly plotting a coup against him had ties with Germany, Ukraine, the US, Poland and Lithuania.
EU, US slap new sanctions on Belarus in response to Ryanair diversion
Foreign affairs ministers from all EU countries met in Luxembourg and agreed to blacklist 78 individuals and 8 entities believed to be closely involved with President Lukashenko's regime.
Lukashenko is 'turning Belarus into the North Korea of Europe'
"Lukashenko is turning my country into the North Korea of Europe: non-transparent, unpredictable and dangerous."