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Articles by Tatiana Kalinovskaya for AFP
Secret Lukashenko Inauguration Triggers Fresh Belarus Clashes
Footage showed riot police violently dispersing protesters while some demonstrators including women had bloodied faces.
Tens of Thousands Protest in Belarus Capital Against Lukashenko
Protests set to enter seventh week following disputed election.
'march of heroes'
Tens of Thousands Rally in Belarus Despite Mass Arrests
Sunday's protest took place on the eve of crunch talks between strongman Alexander Lukashenko and his main ally, Russia's Vladimir Putin.
Belarus Jails Opposition Figure Kolesnikova as Nobel Winner Intimidated
Maria Kolesnikova and Maxim Znak were both detained this week amid a widening crackdown on the opposition.
Belarus Opposition Figure Detained at Ukraine Border
Reports said Maria Kolesnikova tore up her passport to resist deportation.
Belarus Protesters Keep Pressure on Lukashenko With New March
Belarusians have been demonstrating across the country for nearly a month since disputed presidential elections.
display of force
Belarus Intensifies Crackdown After Mammoth Demonstration
Most prominently, Nobel Literature Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich was summoned for questioning over her ties to the opposition.
'Neither free nor fair'
EU Rejects Belarus Vote Result as Lukashenko Orders Clampdown
The strongman leader has ordered his government to prevent further unrest and shore up protections along the ex-Soviet country's border.
Belarus Opposition Urges EU To Reject Vote as Leaders Hold Emergency Talks
"Lukashenko has lost all legitimacy in the eyes of our nation and the world," Tikhanovskaya said in a video addressed to the European Council.
EU Leaders Urge Putin to Push for Talks in Belarus Over Disputed Vote
It is unclear how much support Putin is willing to give to Lukashenko, who in recent years has often played off Moscow against the West.
Belarus Workers Chant 'Leave' at Lukashenko as Anger Mounts Over Vote
In widely shared footage, Lukashenko was confronted by workers who shouted him down with chants of "Leave!" as he tried to give a speech.
Belarus Protesters Hold 'Historic' Rally as Lukashenko Vows to Stay
The Belarusian president, who has ruled the ex-Soviet country for 26 years, is facing an unprecedented challenge to his leadership.
Belarus Leader Says Putin Offers Help as Pressure Builds
Lukashenko had criticized Russia during his election campaign.
end to violence
Tens of Thousands Rally in Belarus Against Post-Vote Crackdown
In apparent concessions, Belarus released more than 1,000 detained protesters and the interior minister apologized to injured bystanders.
'we're not the enemy'
Thousands Form Human Chains in Belarus After Post-Vote Crackdown
Men and women, many wearing white and holding flowers, took to the streets of Minsk to protest against police brutality.
Belarus Detains Hundreds More in Post-Election Crackdown
Dozens of protesters have been injured in the post-election unrest and two people died.
Jailed Belarus Protester Dies During Crackdown
The 25-year-old man died after he was detained on Sunday and sentenced to 10 days in prison.
Hundreds Detained, Firearms Used in Third Night of Belarus Unrest
It was the first time Belarusian authorities confirmed the use of firearms during post-election protests.
Lukashenko Challenger Makes 'Difficult Decision' to Leave Belarus
State media released a video showing Tikhanovskaya urging supporters not to protest, but her allies said it was recorded under pressure.
One Killed in Second Night of Protests Against 'Rigged' Belarus Election
Several thousand protesters took to the streets of Minsk for a second night of rallies as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets.
Belarus Poll Challenger Asks Strongman Lukashenko to Cede Power
Lukashenko's main rival said Sunday's presidential vote had been rigged and European governments questioned the election results.
taking to the streets
Police, Protesters Clash in Belarus Capital After Vote
Belarus' opposition says the vote was rigged after exit polls showed an overwhelming victory for President Lukashenko.
Belarus Strongman Faces Surprise Challenge in Tense Vote
Political observers said there is little doubt that Lukashenko will rig the vote in the absence of international monitors.
Belarus Leader Claims Opposition 'Massacre' Plot Before Vote
He also accused an "army of internet trolls and provocateurs" of working to destabilize the country.
Tens of Thousands Rally in Belarus Despite Pre-Election Crackdown
The demonstration appeared to be the largest opposition protest in the ex-Soviet country in a decade.
Belarus Leader Demands Russia Provide Explanation Over 'Militants'
State media said Belarus arrested a group of Russian mercenaries allegedly plotting to destabilize the country ahead of its election.
In Belarus, 3 Women Unite to Fight Strongman Lukashenko
Belarus' president, who is running for re-election Aug. 9, has insisted the country is not ready for a woman president.
Belarus Protests Turn Violent as Opposition Candidates Barred from Elections
Over 100 people were jailed Tuesday as Belarussians protest the upcoming presidential election.
Belarus President Accuses Russia, Poland of Election Interference
The Kremlin was quick to deny the accusations.
crackdown on dissent
Belarus Leader's Election Rival Detained as Crackdown Intensifies
Several hundred protesters gathered in central Minsk to express solidarity with the detained opposition figures.