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A national strike is to begin on October 26 in Belarus after police forces loyal to Alyaksandr Lukashenka fired stun grenades and detained scores of people during protests calling for his resignation.
Over 200,000 people took part in the demonstration in Minsk, the Viasna human rights centre said.
Rallies are expected to take place in Belarus against strongman Alyaksandr Lukashenka on October 25, the end of a deadline set by the opposition for him to step down or face a nationwide strike.
Belarusian opposition candidate Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has said a national strike will begin on October 26 after Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government responded with stun grenades and rubber bullets to protests against him earlier in the day.
Several hundred women marched across the capital of Belarus in heavy rain Saturday to demand the resignation of the country's authoritarian president, continuing more than 2 1/2 months of protests against his challenged reelection to a sixth term.
Police in Belarus have detained nine protesters as hundreds of women staged their regular weekend march in the capital to pressure the Belarusian government and Alyaksandr Lukashenka to step aside or call new elections.
Police in Belarus have detained at least nine protesters as hundreds of women staged their regular weekend march in the capital, Minsk, on October 24 to pressure Alyaksandr Lukashenka to step aside or call new elections. The march precedes a large...
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has formally asked the United Nations to condemn the "unprecedented violent crackdown" on journalists as well as censorship in Belarus following a presidential election in August that has triggered nationwide protes...
The democratic opposition in Belarus has been awarded the 2020 Sakharov Prize by the European Parliament.
MINSK -- A Belarusian court has labeled a popular Telegram channel, which has been covering ongoing postelection protests in the country, as extremist. The Central district court in Minsk also designated NEXTA-Live’s logo as extremist, the Supreme...
A Belarusian court has labeled a popular Telegram channel, which has been covering ongoing postelection protests in the country, as extremist.
The restrictions on Belarusian-American political strategist Vitali Shkliarov have been loosened, according to his lawyer, who says his client must now remain in the Belarusian capital instead of being confined to house arrest.
Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya has called on the country's law enforcement officers to join those taking part in ongoing protests against Alyaksandr Lukashenka, whose claim to power has not been recognized by Western governm...
Speaking from exile in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said François-Philippe Champagne reached out to her just after she arrived from Belarus.
Tens of thousands have been regularly protesting in Minsk and other cities since the vote, demanding that Lukashenko step down.
Jailed Belarusian-American political strategist Vitali Shkliarov has been transferred from a Minsk detention center to house arrest.
Amid ongoing protests following a presidential election widely seen as rigged, many Belarusians are showing a renewed interest in their native language and culture. Belarusian is an official language of the country alongside Russian, but it is onl...
Tens of thousands of people marched in Minsk and other cities in Belarus despite a threat from the Interior Ministry of the use of deadly force as protesters kept up their demand for the ouster of authoritarian ruler Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Thousands joined a peaceful anti-government march in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on October 18 despite a recent threat by authorities to use lethal weapons against protesters. Demonstrations have been ongoing in Belarus since authoritarian lead...
Belarusian protesters are due to stage a march on October 18 against the authoritarian rule of Alyaksandr Lukashenka despite a threat by the authorities to open fire on demonstrators.
The Viasna human rights centre said more than 30 demonstrators were detained.
Dozens of women marched through Minsk's streets in the latest effort to pressure the Belarusian government and Alyaksandr Lukashenka to step aside or call new elections.
"Canada will always be on your side,'' Francois-Philippe Champagne said after the meeting.
Russia says it put Belarusian opposition leader Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya on its wanted list in line with regional agreements after Belarus first made the move claiming she had called for overthrowing the constitutional order in the country.
Canada and the United Kingdom together imposed a first round of sanctions last month.