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.
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."
On the occasion of International Women's Day, Euronews highlights the stories of Belarus' female political prisoners and the leading role of women in the country's democratic opposition movement.
Andreyeva and Chultsova join the ranks of journalists already prosecuted for their role in covering the ongoing political unrest in Belarus following the disputed presidential elections in August.
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.
The day was called by the leadership of the opposition, based in Lithuania.
Protests are planned across 60 Russian cities on Saturday in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny
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.