Belarusian opposition activist Olga Kovalkova leaves country following arrest

Belarusian opposition activist Olga Kovalkova arrived in the Polish capital Warsaw on Saturday, saying she had been forced by authorities in her homeland to leave the country. Kovalkova, a senior figure in the Belarusian opposition Coordination Council, was sentenced to 10 days in jail on August 25. She said on Saturday that authorities had told… Read More Belarusian opposition activist Olga Kovalkova leaves country following arrest

Belarusian court orders opposition leader Siarhei Dyleuski jailed for 10 days

A Belarusian court ordered an opposition leader jailed for 10 days on Tuesday as the government pursued a crackdown on the few figures still at large, with more mass demonstrations planned against President Alexander Lukashenko. Despite most major opposition figures being in jail or in exile, Lukashenko has so far failed to put down protests… Read More Belarusian court orders opposition leader Siarhei Dyleuski jailed for 10 days

Belarus launches criminal case against new opposition organization

Belarus launched a criminal case on Thursday against a new opposition body, accusing it of an illegal attempt to seize power, a day after President Alexander Lukashenko threatened to sweep the streets of protesters who reject his re-election. Belarus is facing its biggest political crisis since the breakup of the Soviet Union, with tens of… Read More Belarus launches criminal case against new opposition organization