The Belarusian state news agency on Monday reported that a dissident journalist who was pulled off a flight that was forced to land in the country and was later sentenced to eight years in prison says he has received a presidential pardon.
An opposition politician who ran against authoritarian Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in the controversial 2020 presidential election has pleaded guilty at the start of his trial on charges of public order breaches.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says his country’s security forces discovered an arsenal of weapons intended for terrorist attacks.
Rights advocates in Belarus have sounded the alarm about a new harsh crackdown on dissent by the authoritarian government that saw over 100 people — including several psychologists and psychiatrists — detained in a week.
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Belarusian authorities on Monday demanded lengthy prison terms for the country’s exiled opposition leaders, amid a continued crackdown on dissent in the ex-Soviet republic.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that a Belarusian diplomat was asked to leave the country amid swelling tensions over the imprisonment of a prominent ethnic Polish journalist in Belarus.
MOSCOW (AP) — A Belarusian court on Thursday opened the trial of a dissident journalist whose arrest nearly two years ago after a forced diversion of his flight to Minsk caused international outrage.
Belarusian authorities have equested a lengthy prison sentence for jailed human rights activist Ales Bialiatski. He was one of the winners of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize.
Belarusian authorities have handed lengthy prison terms to two opposition activists who had fled the country.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s government alleged Thursday that authorities in neighboring Belarus were leveling a memorial site containing the graves of Polish resistance fighters who died battling Soviet soldiers during World War II.
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — German soccer club Cologne has called for the exclusion of Belarusian teams from European competitions because of the country’s support for Russia amid the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Belarus’ authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko is defending Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in an interview with The Associated Press, but he said he didn’t expect the 10-week-old conflict to “drag on this way.”
The authorities in Belarus have conducted a new wave of searches and arrests of union activists and independent journalists.
The State Department has closed the U.S. Embassy in Belarus and is allowing non-essential staff at the U.S.
One by one, U.N. Security Council members called Thursday for a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Ukraine.
A peace agreement for eastern Ukraine has remained stalled for years. But it has come into the spotlight again amid a Russian military buildup near Ukraine that has fueled invasion fears.
The Belarusian Association of Journalists says police have arrested a photographer who worked for US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Ukraine’s security chief is warning the West against forcing the country to fulfill a peace deal for rebel-held eastern Ukraine that was brokered by France and Germany.
U.S. prosecutors have charged four Belarusian government officials with aircraft piracy for diverting a Ryanair flight last year to arrest an opposition journalist.
The European Union is prolonging economic sanctions against Russia for six months for failing to live up to its commitments to the peace agreement in Ukraine.
Belarus has labeled the local service of U.S.-funded broadcaster Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty extremist, launched a criminal probe against one of its journalists and arrested another one.
The government of Belarus says it has summoned a British diplomat in protest after its embassy in London was “attacked” and a diplomat injured.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The diversion to Minsk of a Lithuania-bound flight carrying a self-exiled Belarusian journalist was an act of “state terrorism” carried out to detain an opponent of Belarus’ government, Polish security officials said Friday.
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus raided the homes of dozens of journalists and activists Wednesday, according to a human rights group, in what appeared to be the biggest one-day crackdown on dissent in the past three months.
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — The smuggler had said the car would come in 10 minutes, but Zaid Ramadan had been waiting in the dense forest straddling the Poland-Belarus border for three hours, desperate for signs of headlights in the mist — and a new life in Europe.
Belarus’ oldest newspaper has been banned on the 115th anniversary of its founding, the latest move in a relentless government crackdown on independent media in the ex-Soviet nation.
Belarusian authorities say they have helped more than 100 migrants leave the country and more are prepared to leave.
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) — Khari Hasan Kalo peered out of the window of the repatriation flight as it touched down in northern Iraq.
Officials say groups of migrants who were camped in the cold on the Poland-Belarus border have been moved to a nearby warehouse in Belarusian territory, with some of them still harboring hopes of entering the European Union.
Polish police say the body of a young Syrian man has been found in the woods near the border with Belarus.