World Dec 01

Belarusian opposition figures Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak attend a court hearing in Minsk
Belarus detains journalists, activists in crackdown on dissent

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus raided the homes of dozens of journalists and activists Wednesday, according to a human rights group, in what appeared to be the biggest one-day crackdown on dissent in the past three months. Independent…

Aug 04

Belarus Olympic runner who feared going home lands in Poland

Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz said Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had arrived in the Polish capital after flying from Tokyo via Vienna, a route apparently chosen to confuse those who would endanger her safety. Her husband fled Belarus this week and Poland…

Aug 03

Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

A Belarusian Olympic sprinter who had a public feud with officials from her team at the Tokyo Games says that authorities “made it clear” she would face punishment if she returned home to an autocratic government. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is waiting…