World Aug 03

TOKYO 2020 OLYMPICS: Editor's choice - 2 August 2021
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…

World Aug 01

Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya talks with a police officer at Haneda international airport in Tokyo, Japan
Belarus runner alleges Olympic team tried to send her home

A Belarus track sprinter alleged her Olympic team tried to remove her from Japan in a dispute that led to a standoff Sunday evening at Tokyo’s main airport. An activist group supporting Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she believed her life was…

Jul 14

Belarus targets rights activists, journalists with raids

Authorities in Belarus have raided offices and homes of dozens of human rights activists and journalists. The crackdown Wednesday came after the country's authoritarian president promised to "deal with" non-governmental organizations for allegedly fomenting unrest.