Belarus protests

UN investigator says Belarus must stop repressing its people

That appeal was echoed in a statement to the committee later from 52 mainly European countries and the European Union

published on : 27th October 2020

'New election': Belarusians take to Minsk streets as demand for Prez Lukashenko's resignation intensifies

Mass protests have rocked Belarus for over two months, ever since the official results of the August 9 election gave Lukashenko a landslide victory with 80% of the vote.

published on : 26th October 2020

Belarus' authoritarian leader visits his foes in prison

President Alexander Lukashenko spent more than four hours talking to his jailed political foes at the Minsk prison.

published on : 11th October 2020

Protest-rocked Belarus cancels all foreign media credentials

Since presidential campaigning started in Belarus this year, 207 journalists have been detained, according to the Belarusian Association of Journalists.

published on : 3rd October 2020

US slaps sanctions on Belarus officials over election crackdown

Like European Union sanctions on Belarus announced earlier in the day, the US measures did not target Lukashenko directly.

published on : 3rd October 2020

German Chancellor Merkel applauds 'impressive' women protesters in Belarus

The European Union is considering whether to impose sanctions as well. Germany currently holds the EU's rotating presidency.

published on : 30th September 2020

100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests

President Alexander Luksahenko stepped up his defiance this week by unexpectedly taking the oath of office for a new term in an unannounced ceremony.

published on : 28th September 2020

French president says longtime Belarus leader 'must go'

Ahead of a trip Monday to Lithuania and Latvia, Macron was quoted in Sunday’s Journal du Dimanche newspaper as saying “it’s clear that Lukashenko must go.”

published on : 27th September 2020

Police detain over 400 people during Sunday protests in Belarus

Protests began on August 9, after President Lukashenko won his sixth term in office in an election opposition supporters and many European governments believe was rigged.

published on : 21st September 2020

March of 100,000 protestors marks week seven of Belarus protests against 'authoritarian president'

Protests began August 9 after an election that official results say gave President Alexander Lukashenko a sixth term in office; opponents and some poll workers say the results were manipulated.

published on : 20th September 2020

Belarusians continue protesting in large numbers despite crackdown on Opposition leaders

Belarusians have been demonstrating against the disputed re-election of Lukashenko for a month, with more than 100,000 people flooding the streets of Minsk for four straight weekends.

published on : 13th September 2020

Thousands of women in Belarus protest against Lukashenko

About 5,000 women took part in the march, according to the human rights organization Viasna. Police followed the march, but no detentions were reported.

published on : 6th September 2020

EU to blacklist up to 20 Belarus officials to press leader

Belarus’ authoritarian president of 26 years has faced weeks of protests since he was reelected to a sixth term on Aug. 9 with 80% of the vote.

published on : 28th August 2020

Belarus turns up pressure on protesters, detains over 50

Protests broke out after official results of the Aug. 9 presidential election were announced, giving Lukashenko his sixth consecutive term, with 80% of the vote.

published on : 26th August 2020

In a shift, Belarus leader seeks to stem protests gradually

The moves by Lukashenko to buy some time likely will see him holding onto power for now, although he almost certainly will face more challenges amid a worsening economy and simmering public anger.

published on : 26th August 2020
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