Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich denounces Belarus government following detention of opposition activist Maxim Znak

Nobel prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich accused the Belarus authorities of terrorising their own people on Wednesday as another opposition politician was detained by masked men in plain clothes. Maxim Znak was the latest figure to be seized in a systematic campaign by the government of President Alexander Lukashenko to round up the leaders of a… Read More Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich denounces Belarus government following detention of opposition activist Maxim Znak

Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova detained following foiled deportation attempt

Prominent opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova was detained by Belarusian authorities on Tuesday, a border official said, after thwarting what a Ukrainian government minister described as an attempt to expel her from Belarus. The Interfax Ukraine news agency said the activist had deliberately ripped up her passport so that Ukrainian border officials would not be able… Read More Belarus opposition leader Maria Kolesnikova detained following foiled deportation attempt

Masked men detain Belarusian protest leader Maria Kolesnikova

Unidentified masked men detained prominent Belarusian protest leader Maria Kolesnikova in central Minsk on Monday morning and drove her off in a minivan, the Belarusian Tut.By media outlet cited a witness as saying. Kolesnikova, a member of the opposition coordination council, is the last of three female politicians left inside Belarus who joined forces before… Read More Masked men detain Belarusian protest leader Maria Kolesnikova

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