Belarus targets news agency in ongoing crackdown
Belarus police on Wednesday searched the homes of journalists working for an independent news agency in an escalating crackdown on the media under President Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus says West seeking to overthrow Lukashenko
Belarus on Tuesday slammed the latest US and UK sanctions, accusing the West of wanting to overthrow strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko and using the country's human rights record as a cover.
Belarus leader denies involvement in activist death
Belarus leader Alexander Lukashenko denied on Monday that his authoritarian government was using torture and violence to silence all dissent, a year after he sparked massive protests by claiming to have won a disputed election.
Belarus raids regional press in escalating crackdown
Belarus raided the offices of several regional media organisations and homes of independent journalists on Friday, in the second straight day of the country's latest crackdown on the press.
Belarus seeks 15 years in jail for Lukashenko opponent
Prosecutors in Belarus on Tuesday requested 15 years in jail for a leading opposition figure, who was arrested last year ahead of presidential elections that sparked historic anti-government protests.
Belarus strongman toughens protest laws
Belarusian strongman leader Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday signed legislation toughening protest laws, raising the stakes of a crackdown following his disputed re-election last year.
Putin and Lukashenko to meet after Belarus plane diversion
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko will meet Friday after the UN civil aviation agency announced it will investigate the diversion of a passenger plane and the arrest of a journalist on board in a growing diplomatic row.
Lukashenko says acted 'lawfully' in plane diversion
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Wednesday he had acted "lawfully to protect people" by diverting a Ryanair flight over Belarusian airspace, an act that sparked a global outcry.