Belarusian protestors on Minsk roads

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Belarus Protests Demanding President's Resignation Continue; Over 700 Detained

Amid ongoing protests, Belarusian government arrested over 700 protestors on October 11, mostly pensioners and some already facing court-hearings. The opposition-led protestors have been protesting since August, alleging President Alexander Lukashenko of rigging the elections. Reportedly, the opposition leader Tsikhanouskaya has also asked for sanctions by US and EU on Lukashenko and his supporters. Earlier, authorities had detained over 40… read-more

Tue, 13 Oct 2020 - 01:05 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Belarus, President Alexander Lukashenko, Protests, President elections, election riggin, European Union

Courtesy: The Hindu

Belarus Protest

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Belarus: Authorities Revoke Accreditation of 15 Journalists

The Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) reported that 15 Belarusian journalists working for the BBC and other foreign media had their accreditation removed by the authorities. Displeasure was expressed against the same, while many stating that independent journalism was being suppressed. The decision came three weeks after the media coverage of the anti-government protests in Belarus that erupted… read-more

Sun, 30 Aug 2020 - 05:32 PM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: President Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus, Elections, journalist

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Women stage protests in Belarus capital, Minsk

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Belarus President Elected For His Sixth Term; People Demands Re-Election

As much as 6,000 people were detained in different cities of Belarus including its capital Minsk, for protesting against the election result as President Alexander Lukashenko was re-elected for his sixth term, with 26 year authoritarian rule over the country. Human chains were formed in order to show dissent, demanding re-count of votes. "We stand a peaceful protest," said Ksenia Ilyashevich (23) IT specialist, one among the protesters.

Thu, 13 Aug 2020 - 02:45 PM / by Kajol Pravina

Tags: Belarus, Protests, President Alexander Lukashenko, Minsk, Elections

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