World Oct 28

Belarus minister says police could use guns during protests

In a YouTube interview released Wednesday, Interior Minister Yuri Karayev said he thinks that police have been too tolerant of protesters and that they will take a tougher line. He warned that authorities wouldn’t hesitate to approve the use of…

World Sep 13

Belarus protests enter 6th week, still demand leader resign

Many in the crowd, which the human rights group Viasna estimated as numbering more than 150,000, carried placards critical of Russia, reflecting concerns about President Alexander Lukashenko’s planned meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.