Politics

Former Belarusian Banker, Would-Be Presidential Candidate To Face Trial On February 17

Viktar Babaryka is detained in jail since June 2020. Viktar Babaryka, a former Belarusian banker whose bid to challenge Alyaksandr Lukashenka in last year’s disputed presidential election was halted by his arrest, is due to […]

Amnesty International: Belarus authorities targeting minors to clamp down on dissent

The Belarusian authorities are resorting to threats, harassment and prosecution of children in an increasingly desperate attempt to suppress dissent, Amnesty International recalls ahead of the six-month anniversary on 9 February of the start of protests in […]

Lukashenka’s henchman uses clever trick to avoid sanctions

Even if Alyaksei Aleksin is put on the sanctions list, his business is not under immediate threat. One of the biggest Belarusian businessmen Alyaksei Aleksin almost ended up on the EU sanctions list. This is […]

BYPOL Reports on Purges in Belarusian KGB

The initiative of the Belarusian security forces, has reported on the start of purges among the employees of the State Security Committee of Belarus. BYPOL notes that purges have begun among employees who, in the […]

Belarus citizen seeks to initiate criminal prosecution against Hrodna OMON in Czechia

A Belarusian citizen who asked journalists not to reveal his true identity has filed a complaint about his being tortured with the Central Directorate for Combating Organised Crime in the Czech Republic. Viktar Krautsevich, the […]

Where Lukashenka lives, what he rides and flies

Palaces, expensive cars and watches, Boeing for $100 million and a Tour de France bicycle for the son “Thieves”, “bourgeois”, “lazy” – Lukashenka again criticized businessmen during the All-Belarusian People’s Assembly. Radio Svaboda found out about Lukashenka’s […]

“Serious safety concerns”: European Parliament calls for suspension of Belarus NPP commercial launch

On February 11, MEPs adopted a resolution on the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Astravets, demanding that its commercial launch be suspended. There were 642 votes to 29, with 21 abstentions. The majority expressed concern […]

USA Calls on Belarus to Release Journalists Andreeva and Chultsova “Immediately and Unconditionally”

The US Embassy in Belarus issued a statement. The United States of America, partner countries, and human rights organizations worldwide consider the accusations against Katsiaryna Andreeva and Darja Chultsova, journalists of the Belsat TV channel, outrageous. This is […]

Rally Participants Will Have To Pay Fines They Already Paid With Help From Funds

In Belarus, the participants of the rallies, who have already paid their fines with the help from third-party organizations and individuals, will have to pay their fines on their own, the Belarus 1 TV channel reports […]

Minsk for rent: Lukashenka’s administration earns millions from real estate

Dictator’s longtime friend​, owns hundreds of buildings “We are the largest operator in the market of non-residential real estate in the Republic of Belarus”, the website of the Main Economic Directorate of the Presidential Administration (MEDPA) says. […]