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Over 300 protesters arrested over illegal rally in Belarus

The political opposition contests that Lukashenko’s government fabricated the results of the most recent presidential election, on Aug. 9, to maintain his grip on power.

Lukashenko abruptly sworn in, Belarus opposition calls for more protests

The United Nations agreed last week to step up monitoring of reported human rights abuses in Belarus. Rights investigator Anais Marin said more than 10,000 people had been "abusively arrested" since the election, with more than 500 reports of torture and thousands "savagely beaten".

Belarusian opposition politician Kolesnikova suspected of calls to seize power: RIA cites lawyer

Belarusian opposition politician Maria Kolesnikova is being detained on suspicion of making calls to seize power, as part of a criminal...

Hundreds of Belarus protesters say they were beaten by police, demand justice

Artur Khomenko, an entrepreneur from Minsk, said police officers began beating him with their fists and truncheons after they detained him...

France calls on Belarus to reverse measures against journalists

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian condemned on Sunday what he called "arbitrary measures" taken by the Belarusian authorities against journalists,...

Pope Francis asks for justice to be respected in Belarus

Pope Francis on Sunday called for justice and rights to be respected in Belarus, where tens of thousands of people have...

Lukashenko: I need to contact Putin, protests not just threat to Belarus

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Saturday he wanted to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin, warning street protests were...

Pompeo meets Polish leaders; signs defense agreement, discusses Belarus

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw on Saturday where they spoke about U.S.-Poland...

Poland’s PM wants special EU summit on Belarus

Poland's Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has called on the leaders of the European Commission and the European Council to hold a...

65-year-old Belarus President, Lukashenko, wins poll to serve sixth term

Long-serving Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, won a sixth term with 80.23 per cent of the vote, according to a preliminary count...

At least one killed, dozens injured in Belarus clashes after election: human rights group

At least one person was killed after being knocked over by a police prisoner van and dozens were injured in clashes...

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