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#Alexander Lukashenko

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 27 December, 2021

Proposed changes to Belarusian constitution would enable president to stay in office until 2035
# Belarus
# Belarus

Proposed changes to Belarusian constitution would enable president to stay in office until 2035

Dec 27th 2021, 7:00 PM 19,866 Views 30 Comments

The proposed amendments are published on the president’s official website.

# alexander-lukashenko - Tuesday 14 December, 2021

Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus opposition leader Tikhanovsky jailed for 18 years

Dec 14th 2021, 1:14 PM 15,318 Views 13 Comments

Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Sergei Tikhanovsky’s wife and self-exiled current opposition leader, denounced the verdict on Twitter.

# alexander-lukashenko - Friday 3 December, 2021

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus mother of five jailed over ‘unsanctioned mass gatherings’

Dec 3rd 2021, 8:32 PM 45,530 Views 17 Comments

Volha Zalatar was arrested on the street when she was taking her 10-year-old daughter to music school.

# alexander-lukashenko - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons
# Lukashenko
# Lukashenko

President of Belarus offers to host Russian nuclear weapons

Nov 30th 2021, 8:21 PM 25,347 Views 26 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko has also said for the first time that he recognises the contested Crimean Peninsula as part of Russia.

# alexander-lukashenko - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Poland says border crisis 'greatest' bid to destabilise Europe since Cold War
# Belarus
# Belarus

Poland says border crisis 'greatest' bid to destabilise Europe since Cold War

Nov 21st 2021, 12:24 PM 16,695 Views 16 Comments

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki is visiting the Baltic states to discuss the conflict.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 15 November, 2021

Minsk says it will repatriate migrants at Polish border, as EU broadens its Belarus sanctions
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Minsk says it will repatriate migrants at Polish border, as EU broadens its Belarus sanctions

Updated Nov 15th 2021, 2:50 PM 24,505 Views 9 Comments

Iraq has recorded 571 of its citizens on the border who have said they are ready to return “voluntarily”.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 9 August, 2021

Belarus leader denies repression a year after disputed vote
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus leader denies repression a year after disputed vote

Aug 9th 2021, 9:30 PM 12,543 Views 13 Comments

President Alexander Lukashenko also promised to step down ‘very soon’ but would not say when exactly.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Last protest leader still in Belarus goes on trial accused of ‘conspiring to steal power’
# Belarus
# Belarus

Last protest leader still in Belarus goes on trial accused of ‘conspiring to steal power’

Aug 4th 2021, 1:47 PM 13,480 Views 8 Comments

Lukashenko has been cracking down on opponents since protests erupted last year following ‘unfair’ elections.

# alexander-lukashenko - Tuesday 3 August, 2021

Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation
# Vitaly Shishov
# Vitaly Shishov

Missing Belarus activist found dead in Ukraine, UN calls for 'thorough' investigation

Updated Aug 3rd 2021, 2:10 PM 85,485 Views 42 Comments

Vitaly Shishov ran an NGO that helped his compatriots flee repression in Belarus.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Belarus authorities raid homes and offices of journalists and human rights activists
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus authorities raid homes and offices of journalists and human rights activists

Jul 14th 2021, 5:09 PM 9,598 Views 12 Comments

Authorities raided the homes of dozens of NGO workers and journalists across the country.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Belarus government accused of mounting misinformation attacks on journalist
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus government accused of mounting misinformation attacks on journalist

Jun 9th 2021, 9:48 AM 11,342 Views 10 Comments

An online campaign launched against Belarussian journalist, Roman Protasevich, alleges he has ties to Neo-Nazi groups.

# alexander-lukashenko - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country

Jun 1st 2021, 8:16 PM 32,271 Views 37 Comments

Only citizens with papers granting them a “permanent stay in a foreign state” are allowed to leave Belarus.

# alexander-lukashenko - Saturday 29 May, 2021

Protest in solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners takes place in Dublin
# Belarus Protests
# Belarus Protests

Protest in solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners takes place in Dublin

May 29th 2021, 6:36 PM 15,225 Views 24 Comments

The gathering was small and in line with Covid-19 regulations which limit how many can meet in public.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 24 May, 2021

What's happened in Belarus since last year's protests against president Alexander Lukashenko?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What's happened in Belarus since last year's protests against president Alexander Lukashenko?

May 24th 2021, 12:54 PM 12,962 Views 4 Comments

Yesterday’s incident was the latest in a series of crackdowns against the country’s opposition.

# alexander-lukashenko - Sunday 13 December, 2020

Anti-Lukashenko protests in Belarus continue as dozens are arrested in Minsk
# Belarus Protests
# Belarus Protests

Anti-Lukashenko protests in Belarus continue as dozens are arrested in Minsk

Dec 13th 2020, 7:55 PM 9,234 Views 10 Comments

Demonstrators waving the opposition’s red and white flag marched on the outskirts of the capital.

# alexander-lukashenko - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Ireland 'deeply troubled' by Belarus' threat to take children from protester parents
# Thomas Byrne
# Thomas Byrne

Ireland 'deeply troubled' by Belarus' threat to take children from protester parents

Nov 17th 2020, 3:11 PM 20,099 Views 18 Comments

More than 700 people were jailed following latest anti-government protests in Belarus, the country’s interior ministry said on Monday.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

EU launches sanctions against Belarus leader Lukashenko
# Asset Freeze
# Asset Freeze

EU launches sanctions against Belarus leader Lukashenko

Nov 4th 2020, 3:42 PM 13,253 Views 1 Comment

Envoys from member states have given the green light to freeze Lukashenko’s assets.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 26 October, 2020

Strikes in Belarus as protests against president continue
# Lukashenko
# Lukashenko

Strikes in Belarus as protests against president continue

Oct 26th 2020, 5:17 PM 20,507 Views 19 Comments

There have been protests in Belarus since early August.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 12 October, 2020

Belarus threatens to fire on anti-Lukashenko protesters as demonstrations rumble on
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus threatens to fire on anti-Lukashenko protesters as demonstrations rumble on

Oct 12th 2020, 9:58 PM 13,484 Views 12 Comments

EU foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions personally targeting the strongman leader.

# alexander-lukashenko - Friday 18 September, 2020

Belarus president closes borders with Poland and Lithuania and puts army on alert
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus president closes borders with Poland and Lithuania and puts army on alert

Sep 18th 2020, 7:20 AM 29,911 Views 7 Comments

Protesters have been demanding the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko since the August election.

# alexander-lukashenko - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests
# Minsk
# Minsk

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests

Sep 13th 2020, 5:17 PM 25,623 Views 12 Comments

“I came out for freedom,” one protester said today in Minsk.

# alexander-lukashenko - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Belarus police detain dozens of female protesters as thousands take to the streets
# Protests
# Protests

Belarus police detain dozens of female protesters as thousands take to the streets

Sep 12th 2020, 6:21 PM 20,979 Views 14 Comments

A massive protest is expected in Minsk tomorrow.

# alexander-lukashenko - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figure who went missing is detained at Ukraine border
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus opposition figure who went missing is detained at Ukraine border

Sep 8th 2020, 8:22 AM 33,340 Views 13 Comments

Maria Kolesnikova was detained while trying to cross overnight into Ukraine.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 7 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'
# Protests
# Protests

Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'

Sep 7th 2020, 3:42 PM 70,233 Views 16 Comments

Hundreds of people were detained by police after weekend protests.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 31 August, 2020

Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues
# Protests
# Protests

Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues

Aug 31st 2020, 3:07 PM 12,462 Views 4 Comments

The arrest is part of an effort to stifle weeks of protests demanding the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Belarus detains more people as protests demanding leader’s resignation continue
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus detains more people as protests demanding leader’s resignation continue

Aug 26th 2020, 2:03 PM 8,527 Views 3 Comments

The renewed crackdown on protesters comes as authorities crank up pressure on the opposition, jailing several activists.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 24 August, 2020

Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests
# Svetlana Tikhanovskaya
# Svetlana Tikhanovskaya

Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests

Aug 24th 2020, 10:40 PM 19,498 Views 47 Comments

The Taoiseach expressed Ireland’s solidarity with the people of Belarus in their pursuit of democracy and human rights.

# alexander-lukashenko - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Tens of thousands take to the streets in Belarus demanding the resignation of the president
# Minsk
# Minsk

Tens of thousands take to the streets in Belarus demanding the resignation of the president

Aug 23rd 2020, 2:39 PM 12,638 Views 20 Comments

Officials warned Belarusians not to participate in “illegal demonstrations”.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown
# Belarus
# Belarus

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown

Aug 19th 2020, 9:56 PM 24,969 Views 18 Comments

Protesters have flooded the streets of Belarusian cities since the 9 August election.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 17 August, 2020

'There will be no new election until you kill me': Lukashenko is defiant as EU leaders to discuss next steps
# Belarus
# Belarus

'There will be no new election until you kill me': Lukashenko is defiant as EU leaders to discuss next steps

Aug 17th 2020, 2:00 PM 21,029 Views 26 Comments

Lukashenko tried to rally support today but was met with workers chanting at him to “go away”.

# alexander-lukashenko - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko rejects election rerun on seventh day of protests
# Protests
# Protests

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko rejects election rerun on seventh day of protests

Updated Aug 16th 2020, 4:18 PM 30,156 Views 30 Comments

Lukashenko said earlier that he has support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

# alexander-lukashenko - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Thousands continue protests in Belarus as president discusses unrest with Vladimir Putin
# Minsk
# Minsk

Thousands continue protests in Belarus as president discusses unrest with Vladimir Putin

Aug 15th 2020, 12:18 PM 19,344 Views 14 Comments

Crowds gathered in Minsk to honour a protester who died during this week’s crackdown.

# alexander-lukashenko - Friday 14 August, 2020

Thousands join new protests in Belarus capital as president eases crackdown
# Minsk
# Minsk

Thousands join new protests in Belarus capital as president eases crackdown

Updated Aug 14th 2020, 6:24 PM 24,751 Views 24 Comments

Today’s crowds in Minsk grew to more than 20,000, filling central Independence Square.

# alexander-lukashenko - Thursday 13 August, 2020

700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'
# Disputed Election
# Disputed Election

700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'

Updated Aug 13th 2020, 11:49 AM 15,266 Views 12 Comments

More than 6,700 people have been detained following protests over a disputed election.

# alexander-lukashenko - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania
# Statement
# Statement

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

Aug 11th 2020, 7:24 PM 13,310 Views 34 Comments

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Aug 11th 2020, 3:59 PM 16,382 Views 43 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 10 August, 2020

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue

Aug 10th 2020, 9:52 PM 17,131 Views 11 Comments

Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote
# Alexander Lukashenko
# Alexander Lukashenko

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote

Aug 10th 2020, 7:18 AM 13,930 Views 4 Comments

Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results of the exit poll.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

'Frankly not comprehensible' - Eyes of the world on Belarusian football
# Playing On
From The42
# Playing On

'Frankly not comprehensible' - Eyes of the world on Belarusian football

Apr 1st 2020, 12:57 PM 7,281 Views 5 Comments

The country’s Premier League season continues despite the global pandemic, which has seen the rest of world football shut down.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 12 October, 2015

Europe's 'last dictator' re-elected after saying his main rival shouldn't win because she's a woman
# Belarus
# Belarus

Europe's 'last dictator' re-elected after saying his main rival shouldn't win because she's a woman

Oct 12th 2015, 10:45 AM 16,379 Views 44 Comments

Western sanctions in the country, imposed over rights abuse allegations, might soon be lifted.

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