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By Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
Babariko had hoped to challenge Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko last year, but he was arrested before the country's August 2020 presidential election and prohibited from registering as a candidate.
By Lorne Cook, Associated Press
The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada have joined forces to impose sanctions on several officials in Belarus over the forced diversion of a Ryanair flight to Minsk last month.
By Associated Press
The protest of about 100 people came a week after Belarus sparked outrage in the West by diverting a commercial airline flight over its territory and arresting a dissident journalist who was on board. Belarus claims the diversion was necessary…
Monday's move by President Alexander Lukashenko came one day after the arrest of a prominent opposition journalist whose commercial flight was forcibly diverted to Belarus because of an alleged bomb threat.
Over 2,000 pensioners were estimated to have marched down a central avenue in Minsk in what has turned into a regular Monday rally.
By Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
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…
Factory workers, students and owners of small businesses in Belarus began a strike to demand that authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko resign after more than two months of protests following a disputed election.
Several European countries used the occasion to reiterate that they don’t recognize the results of the election and refused to regard Lukashenko as the legitimate president.
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.
About 10,000 women marched noisily through the Belarusian capital on Saturday, beating pots and pans and shouting for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president in the 35th consecutive day of large anti-government protests.
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