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#Belarus

# belarus - 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 12,520 Views 13 Comments

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

# belarus - Thursday 5 August, 2021

The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: From the Olympics to Ryanair flights, why is Belarus making international headlines?

Aug 5th 2021, 6:00 PM 4,712 Views 2 Comments

Our guest this week is Matthew Luxmoore, Moscow correspondent from Radio Free Europe.

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland
# Tokyo Olympics
# Tokyo Olympics

Belarus Olympic sprinter who feared reprisals at home reaches Poland

Aug 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 28,081 Views 12 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya had accused her country’s Olympic team officials of trying to force her to go back home.

# belarus - Wednesday 4 August, 2021

Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

Belarus athlete lands in Vienna, as husband offered humanitarian visa by Poland

Updated Aug 4th 2021, 6:35 PM 48,834 Views 30 Comments

The IOC has received a report from Belarus’s Olympic committee, which is “being evaluated.”

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 13,432 Views 8 Comments

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

Belarus athlete boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan
# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya
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# Krystsina Tsimanouskaya

Belarus athlete boards Vienna-bound flight from Japan

Aug 4th 2021, 3:08 AM 6,018 Views 0 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has been offered asylum in Poland following claims her team tried to force her to return home after she criticised her coaches.

# belarus - 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 85,183 Views 42 Comments

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

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home
# Olympics
# Olympics

Belarus sprinter says she would have faced punishment at home

Aug 3rd 2021, 1:39 PM 39,968 Views 12 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya plans to fly to Poland later in the week.

# belarus - Sunday 1 August, 2021

Tokyo 2020: Belarus athlete taken to airport after criticism of coaches
# Kristina Timanovskaya
# Kristina Timanovskaya

Tokyo 2020: Belarus athlete taken to airport after criticism of coaches

Aug 1st 2021, 3:12 PM 75,951 Views 21 Comments

Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she is refusing to fly home.

# belarus - 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 9,578 Views 12 Comments

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

# belarus - Monday 5 July, 2021

UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus
# Minsk
# Minsk

UN expert criticises 'purge' of dissenting opinions in Belarus

Jul 5th 2021, 3:21 PM 5,333 Views 7 Comments

The situation in Belarus has “deteriorated significantly” over the last year.

# belarus - Friday 25 June, 2021

Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest
# Roman Protasevich
# Roman Protasevich

Dissident Belarusian journalist moved from jail to house arrest

Jun 25th 2021, 9:34 AM 13,140 Views 5 Comments

The country’s exiled opposition leader said the move was “good news”, but not freedom yet.

# belarus - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Lukashenko blasts 'Nazi' Germany after new western sanctions

Jun 22nd 2021, 10:38 PM 34,062 Views 29 Comments

A dissident journalist was arrested in May after the flight he was on was diverted to Minsk.

# belarus - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says
# Belarus
# Belarus

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says

Jun 15th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,261 Views 16 Comments

The plane changed course to head for the Belarus capital Minsk escorted by a MiG fighter jet.

# belarus - Monday 14 June, 2021

Jailed opposition journalist brought before Belarusian foreign ministry news conference
# Raman Pratasevich
# Raman Pratasevich

Jailed opposition journalist brought before Belarusian foreign ministry news conference

Jun 14th 2021, 7:53 PM 17,591 Views 6 Comments

The opposition said the appearance by Raman Pratasevich showed he is a hostage.

# belarus - Saturday 12 June, 2021

'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee
# Euros
# Euros

'I'm proud of Ireland's footballers': Taoiseach lends support to players who took the knee

Jun 12th 2021, 1:02 PM 31,814 Views 79 Comments

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban this week defended fans who booed Republic of Ireland players.

# belarus - 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 11,290 Views 10 Comments

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

# belarus - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Belarus leader signs law increasing prison terms for protesters
# Lukashenko
# Lukashenko

Belarus leader signs law increasing prison terms for protesters

Jun 8th 2021, 4:40 PM 9,963 Views 12 Comments

President Alexander Lukashenko has faced months of protests.

# belarus - Friday 4 June, 2021

EU leaders say Protasevich interview held 'under duress', as Belarus airlines banned from EU airports
# Roman Protasevich
# Roman Protasevich

EU leaders say Protasevich interview held 'under duress', as Belarus airlines banned from EU airports

Jun 4th 2021, 10:20 PM 14,238 Views 15 Comments

Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said: “All such videos are shot under pressure.”

# belarus - Thursday 3 June, 2021

Belarus TV broadcasts interview with jailed activist removed from Ryanair plane
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus TV broadcasts interview with jailed activist removed from Ryanair plane

Jun 3rd 2021, 9:50 PM 16,021 Views 3 Comments

Rights campaigners say the interview with Roman Protasevich was conducted under arrest.

# belarus - 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 32,159 Views 37 Comments

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

Government to table 'strongly-worded' Dáil motion on Belarus today
# Dáil
# Dáil

Government to table 'strongly-worded' Dáil motion on Belarus today

Jun 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 6,965 Views 16 Comments

There has been a growing diplomatic row after Belarus diverted a Ryanair civilian plane and arrested an opposition journalist.

# belarus - 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 15,190 Views 24 Comments

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

# belarus - Friday 28 May, 2021

Independent 'fact-finding' probe launched into Belarus diverting Ryanair flight
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Independent 'fact-finding' probe launched into Belarus diverting Ryanair flight

May 28th 2021, 8:27 AM 10,993 Views 16 Comments

Transport Minister Eamon Ryan, Lithuania and Poland had called for the ICAO to investigate the incident.

# belarus - Thursday 27 May, 2021

European flights refused permission to land in Russia as row over Belarusian journalist escalates
# Standoff
# Standoff

European flights refused permission to land in Russia as row over Belarusian journalist escalates

May 27th 2021, 9:32 PM 47,724 Views 30 Comments

French and Austrian carriers were denied permission to land in Moscow after changing routes to avoid Belarusian airspace.

Transport Minister calls for independent and thorough investigation into flight diverted to Belarus
# Eamon Ryan
# Eamon Ryan

Transport Minister calls for independent and thorough investigation into flight diverted to Belarus

May 27th 2021, 6:28 PM 8,466 Views 35 Comments

Eamon Ryan told the International Transport Forum (ITF) that a thorough investigation into the incident is needed.

# belarus - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Save our son: Parents of detained journalist plead for help after flight diverted to Belarus
# Belarus
# Belarus

Save our son: Parents of detained journalist plead for help after flight diverted to Belarus

Updated May 26th 2021, 6:32 PM 46,056 Views 58 Comments

The speech to parliament was the first time the Belarusian leader has spoken in public since Roman Protasevich’s arrest.

# belarus - Tuesday 25 May, 2021

Belarus isolation deepens as air links cut and credit offers cancelled
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus isolation deepens as air links cut and credit offers cancelled

Updated May 25th 2021, 3:49 PM 70,905 Views 61 Comments

Belarusian TV yesterday broadcast a video of Roman Protasevich “confessing” to charges of organising mass unrest.

# belarus - Monday 24 May, 2021

EU leaders agree range of sanctions on Belarus over arrest of journalist, including air space ban for Belarusian flights
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

EU leaders agree range of sanctions on Belarus over arrest of journalist, including air space ban for Belarusian flights

May 24th 2021, 9:15 PM 57,995 Views 59 Comments

The sanctions were agreed at an EU meeting in Brussels this evening.

Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video
# Roman Protasevich
# Roman Protasevich

Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video

Updated May 24th 2021, 7:48 PM 95,524 Views 127 Comments
  • Journalist Roman Protasevich was detained on Sunday after the flight was diverted to Minsk
  • Micheál Martin said the incident was "a state-sponsored coercive act" and "absolutely unacceptable"
  • It is suspected that KGB agents were present on the Ryanair flight
Roman Protasevich: The award winning journalist who was branded 'terrorist' by Belarusian authorities
# Profile
# Profile

Roman Protasevich: The award winning journalist who was branded 'terrorist' by Belarusian authorities

May 24th 2021, 2:25 PM 22,673 Views 16 Comments

The 26-year-old was arrested along with his girlfriend after the plane was forced to divert to Minsk while over Belarusian airspace.

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 12,524 Views 4 Comments

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

Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'
# Minsk
# Minsk

Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'

May 24th 2021, 9:20 AM 51,159 Views 28 Comments

O’Leary also said it appears there were some KGB agents on board the flight.

# belarus - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Diverted Ryanair flight leaves Belarus for Lithuania after exiled activist detained
# Detained
# Detained

Diverted Ryanair flight leaves Belarus for Lithuania after exiled activist detained

Updated May 23rd 2021, 6:52 PM 105,342 Views 74 Comments
  • The flight was diverted earlier today from Lithuania to Belarus' capital.
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the reports of the activist's detention were "extremely worrying".
  • EU officials issued warnings to Belarus.

# belarus - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision

Mar 27th 2021, 4:00 PM 36,235 Views 26 Comments

The EBU rejected both songs the country put forward.

# belarus - 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 9,226 Views 10 Comments

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

# belarus - 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 20,053 Views 18 Comments

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

# belarus - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Human rights group says over 500 arrested following Belarus protests
# Belarus
# Belarus

Human rights group says over 500 arrested following Belarus protests

Nov 15th 2020, 6:12 PM 10,474 Views 2 Comments

In the capital Minsk, police wielded clubs and used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of demonstrators.

# belarus - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Thousands rally in Belarus after opposition protester's death
# Minsk
# Minsk

Thousands rally in Belarus after opposition protester's death

Nov 14th 2020, 7:45 AM 17,920 Views 3 Comments

A former soldier died in Belarus after he was arrested in the capital earlier this week.

# belarus - 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 13,243 Views 1 Comment

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

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