Belarus

Belarus Arrests Opposition Leaders as Teachers Join Anti-Government Protests

In Belarus, two opposition leaders were arrested Tuesday and ordered jailed for 10 days, as President Alexander Lukashenko continues to violently crack down on anti-government protesters. Massive mobilizations have gone on for over two weeks after the longtime authoritarian leader…

Belarus and the Lessons from Sudan

The political development unfolding in Minsk, with high possibility to spill over and spread throughout the former Soviet republic of Belarus is sensitive and delicate. As an ordinary observer from an obscured and remote rural village with inconsistent connectivity, I…

Unstable Belarus could divide European Union

BY VIKTORS DOMBURS The members of the European Council held a video conference on 19 August. They discussed the situation which unfolded in the aftermath of the presidential elections in Belarus on 9 August. The EU calls on the Belarusian…

Getting Control of Belarus is a Big Deal for the White-West

Every mainstream media outlet is covering the protests contesting the elections results in Belarus. Could this be the new Ukraine? Maybe not, but it is definitely a continuation of the White-West’s attempts to get closer to Russia’s border. Last week…

Baltic States are desperate to increase their influence in Europe

By Lukas Ramonas The United States and the European Union harshly condemned the incumbent the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko for the situation with the riots and supported the protesters. In this situation, you need to understand that Washington is…

Belarus protests: Women line the streets of Minsk to protest Lukashenko’s crackdown

Brutal police crackdowns in Belarus prompted hundreds of women to protest in Minsk. France’s Emmanuel Macron raised the issue of “violence” with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The UN has joined the chorus of disapproval. Hundreds of women took to the streets…

Belarus: Crackdown on Political Activists, Journalists

Arrests, Criminal Charges, Police Beatings Ahead of August 9 Presidential Vote Police in Belarus have arbitrarily arrested journalists, bloggers, and political activists ahead of the August 9, 2020 presidential election and pressed charges against two potential candidates, Human Rights Watch said today.…

What’s happening in Belarus, the only European country to not adopt social distancing

In power for 26 years, president Lukashenko pokes fun at the risks of Covid-19 while trying to preserve the economy Praveen S. – Brasil de Fato Belarus is the only European country that did not adopt any social distancing measures…

Belarus elections neither free nor fair, despite lack of physical violence

Belarus presidential election: “Neither free nor fair, despite lack of violence” – UN rights expert GENEVA (13 October, 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, today commended that protests against…

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