Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have seen a rise in crossings by Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians and Africans from Belarus in recent months.
Friday's order by the country's supreme court to liquidate the Belarusian Association of Journalists follows the jailing of some 30 journalists, raids on newspaper offices, among other actions.
The videoconference comes after Poland said it deployed nearly 1,000 troops to its border with Belarus to help border guards cope with a surge of migrants - mostly from Iraq - trying to enter the coun
People were regularly arrested simply for putting the opposition’s red-and-white flag in their windows or even for dressing in red-and-white colors.
Lithuania, a member of the European Union, has faced an influx of mostly Iraqi migrants in the past few months.
The International Olympic Committee said it has canceled and removed the credentials of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya described on Thursday a dramatic series of events at the Olympics that led her to decide not to return to Belarus.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was expected to head to Warsaw later Wednesday, according to an activist with a group that has been supporting her.
Libereco said major consumer goods companies such as Procter & Gamble, Nestle, and Mars were among the top advertisers on Belarusian state TV.
Ahead of her visit to Downing Street, Belarusians living in the U.K. and human rights activists demonstrated in London to highlight criticism of Lukashenko's rule.
Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine, was found hanged in one of the city's parks not far from his home, police said in a statement.
Waiting to leave Japan to seek refuge in Europe, Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she hopes she can continue her career, but for now her safety is the priority.
The verdict in the case against Siarhei Hardziyevich, 50, comes as part of a massive crackdown that Belarusian authorities have unleashed on independent media and human rights activists.
The United States and the European Union have imposed multiple sanctions targeting the Belarusian leadership and key sectors of its economy in the wake of the crisis.
Restrictions on civil liberties or political opponents have been stepped up during the pandemic on several continents.