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By Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press
More workers in Belarus have joined a widening strike to push for the resignation of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko after an Aug. 9 election that the opposition says was rigged.
In Belarus, pressure is mounting for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down after 26 years in power. Hundreds of thousands have taken to the streets to protest last week’s election, which was widely denounced as fraudulent. And the ensuing brutal…
By Nick Schifrin, Layla Quran
In Belarus, tens of thousands of protesters marched through the capital of Minsk, angered over a disputed election and the brutal police crackdown that followed. Police have freed about 2,000 people arrested during demonstrations, but reports of widespread torture of…
Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants Thursday to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.
Police detained over 1,000 people in Belarus during the latest protests against the results of the country's presidential election, officials said Wednesday.
More than 2,000 people in Belarus have been detained in violent anti-government protests over Sunday’s disputed election. Amid the crackdown, the top opposition candidate on Tuesday was forced to flee the country and urge her supporters to stop the unrest.
Voters in Belarus will head to the polls this Sunday in the country’s most contested election in decades. Alexander Lukashenko has been called Europe’s last dictator, leading a regime accused of human rights abuses, stifling dissent and running sham elections.
By Associated Press
Ukraine’s president has asked the leader of Belarus to hand over some Russian security contractors detained on terrorism charges who also are accused of fighting alongside Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
By Elizabeth Flock
Five members of the Belarus Free Theatre, an underground theater group that since 2005 has held secret performances on taboo topics, were arrested.
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