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Hundreds arrested in Belarus at anti-Lukashenko rallies

Journalists witnessed demonstrators being beaten and manhandled around the capital Minsk on Wednesday, and other cities and towns also saw a crackdown. Silent protests have been taking place regularly over the past month. Mr Lukashenko has vowed to repress opposition … Continue reading

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Belarus Lukashenko: Hundreds defy protest ban in Minsk

About 1,000 people have defied a ban in Belarus to hold a silent protest at the economic crisis in the capital Minsk, with police holding back. They gathered peacefully in streets close to President Alexander Lukashenko’s main administration building, which … Continue reading

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Riot police break up protest of drivers at Belarusian-Polish border

Belarus’ riot police violently broke up a protest staged by drivers at the Bruzhi point at the Belarusian-Polish border on Sunday evening against newly introduced restrictions on motor fuel exports by individuals. Witnesses say that more than 100 drivers blocked … Continue reading

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IMF urges austerity on Belarus

The International Monetary Fund urged Belarus on Monday to greater austerity, including freezing wages and allowing the national currency to float freely, to justify emergency financing of billions of dollars. The ex-Soviet republic wants up to $8 billion dollars from … Continue reading

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Belarus’ police use tear gas to break up protest

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police in Belarus arrested 15 drivers after using tear gas to break up a protest that temporarily blocked a border crossing into Poland. Several hundred people blocked the road Sunday evening to protest new rules severely … Continue reading

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Motorists face charges in Belarus following protest against high gas prices

Belarus fined six people Wednesday for taking part in a protest against rising gasoline prices that paralyzed traffic in the country’s capital. Thousands of motorists took part in Tuesday’s action, and some parked in the middle of Minsk’s main avenue … Continue reading

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Embassy fire bomber jailed for 8 years in Belarus

Belarusian anarchist Igor Olinevich was sentenced on Friday to eight years in prison for throwing a fire bomb into the Russian Embassy compound in Minsk last August. His accomplice, Maxim Vetkin, was sentenced to four years. Olinevich, Vetkin and two … Continue reading

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Witness in court: KGB threatened to rape me

May 20 was the third day of hearing the case against activists of anarchist, social, anti-fascist and anti-nuclear movement. Ihar Alinevich, Maksim Vetkin, Mikalai Dzyadok, Yauheny Silivonchyk and Alyaksandr Frantskevich are charged with making a series of attacks on governmental … Continue reading

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People, who attacked KGB building in Babruisk, being tried

A trial over Yauhen Vaskovich, Artsyom Prakapenka and Pavel Syramolatau, charged with arson of a KGB building in Babruisk (part 2 of article 339 of the Criminal Code “Malicious hooliganism”) started in Babruisk at 10:30 am on May 5. The … Continue reading

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Mass preventive arrests among anarchists

There were mass arrests of young people on March 15 who are believed by police to be involved in the anarchist movement. Most of the detained had been questioned in the case of anarchists last year. The law-enforcement agencies tried … Continue reading

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