The parliamentary elections have ended in Belarus. Not a single oppositionist candidate participated
Despite the lack of political competition, the Central Electoral Commission reported a high turnout of approximately 72.98%.
Reform.by blocked in Belarus
A decision to this effect was made by the Ministry of Information
Belarusian security forces launch large-scale raid on Belsat TV contributors
On Friday morning, security forces came for a number of Belarusian media workers contributing to Belsat.
Political prisoner Marfa Rabkova loses too much weight, but ‘sticks to guns’ - attorney
On July 5, defence lawyer Natallya Matskevich visited political prisoner Marfa Rabkova, who has been in jail since September.
Viktar Babaryka sentenced to 14 years of imprisonment
On July 6, the Supreme Court of Belarus passed a verdict in the case of Viktar Babaryka, a former head of Belgazprombank and might-have-been election opponent of Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Freedom March: Warsaw gallery to show works by Belarusian photojournos
Lukashenka set to tighten law penalising protesters
Penalties for participating in protest rallies have recently become more grave in Belarus, but the authorities are mulling over further steps towards making them even more drastic. The changes are to be introduced in Q1 2021.
Miss Belarus, Olympic champion, TV host: Over 1K detained during Sunday’s march
At least 1,050 persons, including celebs and journalists, were detained in Belarus during anti-Lukashenka protests, human rights centre Viasna reports on Monday afternoon.
What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version
Notorious Russian propagandist Vladimir Solovyov cites the activity of Belsat TV and Poles’ Union in Belarus as one of the triggers of the ongoing protests in the country.
Famous Belarusian basketball player gets fine after spending 15 days in jail
On Thursday morning, Alena Leuchanka was to be released from the detention centre in Akrestsin street in Minsk, but the Belarusian authorities could not but spoil the day.
Seniors, journos, students: Over 100 detainees on Monday
At least 109 persons were detained during protests in Belarus on October 12, human rights centre Viasna reports. On Monday afternoon, siloviki were dispersing participants in the March of Pensioners in Minsk; a bit later, they started a crackdown on protesters in a number of bedroom communities.
Homiel: Two Belsat contributors detained
Maryna Drabysheuskaya and Yauhen Merkis are being held in a police station.
Belarus may impose sanctions on Poland and Lithuania, Lukashenka says
On August 28, Alyaksandr Lukashenka threatened neighbouring Poland and Lithuania to limit their transit through Belarus. He also admitted that Minsk contributed to smuggling sanctioned goods to Russia.