Belarus

'Unacceptable': Merkel slams migrant push at European Union's border

Poland, Lithuania and Latvia have seen a rise in crossings by Iraqis, Afghans, Syrians and Africans from Belarus in recent months.

published on : 11th September 2021

Belarus closes country's largest journalist organisation, continues crackdown

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.

published on : 28th August 2021

European Union holds migrant talks, accuses Belarus of 'hybrid warfare'

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

published on : 18th August 2021

Belarus sees a year of fierce repression after disputed vote

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.

published on : 8th August 2021

Belarus moves to stop Lithuania from sending back migrants

Lithuania, a member of the European Union, has faced an influx of mostly Iraqi migrants in the past few months.

published on : 6th August 2021

Two coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics in Belarus case

The International Olympic Committee said it has canceled and removed the credentials of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich.

published on : 6th August 2021

Belarus runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya used quick thinking to avoid being sent home

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya described on Thursday a dramatic series of events at the Olympics that led her to decide not to return to Belarus.

published on : 5th August 2021

Belarus Olympic runner Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who feared going home, lands in Vienna

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya was expected to head to Warsaw later Wednesday, according to an activist with a group that has been supporting her.

published on : 4th August 2021

Rights group urges Western firms to stop Belarus TV ads

Libereco said major consumer goods companies such as Procter & Gamble, Nestle, and Mars were among the top advertisers on Belarusian state TV.

published on : 4th August 2021

UK 'on your side': PM Boris Johnson tells Belarus Opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya

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.

published on : 3rd August 2021

Head of group for exiled Belarusians found hanged in Ukraine

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.

published on : 3rd August 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya says punishment awaited her back home

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.

published on : 3rd August 2021

Belarus sends reporter to prison over deleted chat messages

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.

published on : 3rd August 2021

Belarus leader ready to invite Russian troops 'if necessary'

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.

published on : 30th July 2021

Authoritarianism advances as world battles the pandemic

Restrictions on civil liberties or political opponents have been stepped up during the pandemic on several continents.

published on : 15th July 2021
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