Belarusian court sentences two journalists to two year imprisonment for filming protests

A Belarusian court sentenced two Belarusian journalists from Poland-based TV news channel Belsat to two years in prison on Thursday, after authorities arrested them for live filming protests against President Alexander Lukashenko. Katsiaryna Andreyeva, 27, and Darya Chultsova, 23, were detained in an apartment in November from where they had been filming protests taking place… Read More Belarusian court sentences two journalists to two year imprisonment for filming protests

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says constitutional reforms referendum to be held by end of 2021

Embattled Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said constitutional reforms would be drawn up by the end of the year and then put to a national referendum, RIA news agency reported on Sunday. Belarus has been rocked by protests since an August 9 presidential election marred by voter fraud allegations. Lukashenko, in power since 1994, has rejected… Read More Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says constitutional reforms referendum to be held by end of 2021

Belarusian police arrest dozens in anti-government protests

Belarusian police detained hundreds of people who took to the streets in mass demonstrations on Sunday chanting “I’m going out”, the last known written words of an anti-governmemt protester who died last week. A witness in the capital Minsk said police had used tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades to disperse the crowds demonstrating… Read More Belarusian police arrest dozens in anti-government protests

Belarusian police fire stun grenades at protesters as opposition threaten national strike

Belarusian police used stun grenades against protesters on Sunday as tens of thousands of people headed towards Independence Palace in the capital Minsk demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko resign. Protesters carrying the red-and-white flags of the Belarusian opposition movement scattered as loud bangs and flashes lit up the city’s streets after nightfall, videos showed. The… Read More Belarusian police fire stun grenades at protesters as opposition threaten national strike

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term amid protests

Ignoring calls for an end to his 26-year grip on power, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus was sworn in for a sixth term on Wednesday after an election that the opposition and several foreign governments say was rigged. The ceremony would normally have been publicised as a major state occasion but was instead held without… Read More Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko sworn in for sixth term amid protests

Belarusian police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Belarusian police detained hundreds of protesters in central Minsk on Saturday, a witness said, as around 2,000 people marched through the city demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko step down. Belarus, a former Soviet republic closely allied with Russia, has been rocked by mass street protests since Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in an August 9… Read More Belarusian police detain hundreds of protesters in Minsk

Russian President Vladimir Putin lends $1.5billion to embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko

Russian President Vladimir Putin bestowed a $1.5 billion loan on Belarus on Monday in a gesture of support for its leader Alexander Lukashenko, who flew to entreat his patron for help after five weeks of mass protests demanding his resignation. A day after more than 100,000 protesters took to the streets of Minsk with chants… Read More Russian President Vladimir Putin lends $1.5billion to embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko