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By Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus since 1994, intensified his repression after a wave of protests in 2020 following a presidential election that the West and Belarus’ opposition denounced as a sham.
By Fatima Hussein, Associated Press
The U.S. and its allies initiated an international investigation into human rights abuses in Belarus. For years, the Belarus government has imprisoned anyone seen as a threat. It has also become increasingly reliant on Russia and supports its war in…
By Nick Schifrin, Teresa Cebrian Aranda
The authoritarian leader of Belarus has signed a bill introducing capital punishment for state officials and military personnel convicted of high treason.
A Belarusian court has sentenced Ales Bialiatski, Belarus' top human rights advocate and one of the winners of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize, to 10 years in prison.
By Associated Press, Matt O'Brien, Associated Press
Russian President Vladimir Putin has received an unusual gift for his 70th birthday: a tractor.
By IAN PHILLIPS, Associated Press
Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko is defending Russia's invasion of Ukraine in an interview with The Associated Press, but he said he didn't expect the 10-week-old conflict to "drag on this way."…
Belarus has labeled the local service of U.S.-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty extremist and launched a criminal probe against one of its journalists. It's the latest step in a crackdown on independent media.
Five other opposition activists were sentenced to lengthy prison terms of 14 to 16 years alongside Tsikhanouski.
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…
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