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'We were waiting for this'
Belarus Jails Students and Raids Media in Crackdown
Authorities in the ex-Soviet country are in the midst of a months-long effort to crush Belarus's remaining pockets of dissent.
press under pressure
Belarus Raids Independent News Sites in Media Crackdown
President Lukashenko's regime continues to clamp down on media not under state control in the wake of last year's opposition protests.
American Lawyer Detained in Russia Alongside Veteran Belarus Opposition Leader – CNN
Russian FSB agents reportedly put a hood over Yuras Zyankovich’s head and took him to Belarus to face charges of attempting a coup.
long way around
Belarus Strongman Threatens Ban on German Export Traffic to Russia, China
The Kremlin called Lukashenko’s threats the result of “harsh, unjustified and illegal” sanctions.
Top Belarus Opposition Figure Babaryko Jailed for 14 Years
Viktor Babaryko was arrested last year ahead of a disputed presidential election that sparked nationwide demonstrations.
Lukashenko Rival Maintains Innocence as He Faces Jail
"I am not ashamed in front of my family and friends," Viktor Babaryko said to applause in the courtroom.
Jailed Belarus Activist, Girlfriend Moved to House Arrest
Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskya described the move as "good news" but said the pair is "still being held hostage."
EU Imposes New Sanctions on Belarus
The package looks to hit key sources of revenue for Minsk after the forced landing of an airliner and arrest of a dissident journalist.
Belarus Denounces 'Destructive' New Western Sanctions
The sanctions followed global outrage over the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in Minsk to arrest a regime critic.
Belarus Seeks 15 Years in Jail for Lukashenko Opponent
Viktor Babaryko was arrested last year ahead of presidential elections that sparked historic anti-government protests.
Hitting Where It Hurts
Potash, Petro Products: EU Hits Belarus Economic Pillars
The sanctions target major sources of revenue for the regime of Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus Denies Russian State Media Accreditation Over ‘Bias’ – FM
Belarus' foreign minister accused TASS of allowing headlines “that surpass even [U.S.-funded RFE/RL] in their emotional coloring.”
Belarus Flight Ban 'Not in Airlines' Interests' – Ryanair
Belarus sparked global outrage and a ban on its airspace when it diverted a Ryanair flight and detained an opposition campaigner and his girlfriend.
Belarus Parades Opposition Journalist Before the Media
The opposition journalist captured by Belarus after the flight he was on was diverted to Minsk was paraded before the media Monday.
Navalny Dedicates Award to All Political Prisoners in Russia, Belarus
"He wrote that most of them are in a much worse situation compared to me, because they're not as well known or famous," his daughter Daria said.
Belarus Strongman Toughens Protest Laws
The move raises the stakes of a crackdown following Lukashenko's disputed re-election last year.
Russian Tycoon Mazepin Denies Funding Belarus Opposition
Jailed journalist Roman Protasevich hinted at an unnamed Urals oligarch’s role in last summer's Belarus protests in a controversial interview.
'An Iron Curtain': Exiled Belarusians Protest on Border
Exiled Belarusians protested on Saturday at the Polish frontier, calling for European Union to impose tougher sanctions on Belarus.
Belarus Opposition Leader Says Jailed Activist Spoke 'Under Pressure'
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya dismissed an interview with arrested activist Roman Protasevich shown on state television in Belarus.
How Lukashenko Became a Bone in Putin’s Throat
Belarus’s deepening political isolation makes it easier but also more expensive for Moscow to control Lukashenko.
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