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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Belarus

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Belarus leader signs law increasing prison terms for protesters
President Alexander Lukashenko has faced months of protests.
EU leaders say Protasevich interview held 'under duress', as Belarus airlines banned from EU airports
Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said: “All such videos are shot under pressure.”
Belarus TV broadcasts interview with jailed activist removed from Ryanair plane
Rights campaigners say the interview with Roman Protasevich was conducted under arrest.
Belarus restricts citizens from leaving country
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
There has been a growing diplomatic row after Belarus diverted a Ryanair civilian plane and arrested an opposition journalist.
Protest in solidarity with Belarusian political prisoners takes place in Dublin
The gathering was small and in line with Covid-19 regulations which limit how many can meet in public.
Independent 'fact-finding' probe launched into Belarus diverting Ryanair flight
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan, Lithuania and Poland had called for the ICAO to investigate the incident.
European flights refused permission to land in Russia as row over Belarusian journalist escalates
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 told the International Transport Forum (ITF) that a thorough investigation into the incident is needed.
Save our son: Parents of detained journalist plead for help after flight diverted to Belarus
The speech to parliament was the first time the Belarusian leader has spoken in public since Roman Protasevich’s arrest.
Belarus isolation deepens as air links cut and credit offers cancelled
Belarusian TV yesterday broadcast a video of Roman Protasevich “confessing” to charges of organising mass unrest.
EU leaders agree range of sanctions on Belarus over arrest of journalist, including air space ban for Belarusian flights
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
Journalist Roman Protasevich was detained yesterday after the flight was diverted to Minsk.
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
Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'
Roman Protasevich: The award winning journalist who was branded 'terrorist' by Belarusian authorities
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?
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'
O’Leary also said it appears there were some KGB agents on board the flight.
Diverted Ryanair flight leaves Belarus for Lithuania after exiled activist detained
Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said the reports of the activist’s detention were “extremely worrying”.
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 barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision
The EBU rejected both songs the country put forward.
Anti-Lukashenko protests in Belarus continue as dozens are arrested in Minsk
Demonstrators waving the opposition’s red and white flag marched on the outskirts of the capital.
Ireland 'deeply troubled' by Belarus' threat to take children from protester parents
More than 700 people were jailed following latest anti-government protests in Belarus, the country’s interior ministry said on Monday.
Human rights group says over 500 arrested following Belarus protests
In the capital Minsk, police wielded clubs and used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of demonstrators.
Thousands rally in Belarus after opposition protester's death
A former soldier died in Belarus after he was arrested in the capital earlier this week.
EU launches sanctions against Belarus leader Lukashenko
Envoys from member states have given the green light to freeze Lukashenko’s assets.
'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'
We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.
Strikes in Belarus as protests against president continue
There have been protests in Belarus since early August.
Protesters demand resignation of Belarus leader amid threat of strikes
More than 200,000 people swarmed the streets of the country’s capital, Minsk.
Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire
More than 100 people have been detained by Belarusian police as thousands protest.
Belarus threatens to fire on anti-Lukashenko protesters as demonstrations rumble on
EU foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions personally targeting the strongman leader.
'It's clear he has to go': Macron calls for Belarus president Lukashenko to resign
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Belarus since 9 August elections.
Hundreds more detained in Belarus over protests against president
Alexander Lukashenko was unexpectedly sworn in to his sixth term in office yesterday.
Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremony
Huge protests have taken place over the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko, which the opposition says was rigged.
Simon Coveney meets 'extraordinary' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at EU meeting on Belarus' future
The Belarusian opposition leader is in Brussels as the EU prepares sanctions to support her battle against the Minsk regime.
100,000 join march as protests continue in Belarus
Protests began on August 9 after a disputed election result.
Belarus president closes borders with Poland and Lithuania and puts army on alert
Protesters have been demanding the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko since the August election.
Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged
Protesters in Belarus are seeking the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, denouncing his landslide re-election in August.
Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests
“I came out for freedom,” one protester said today in Minsk.
Belarus police detain dozens of female protesters as thousands take to the streets
A massive protest is expected in Minsk tomorrow.
Belarus opposition figures being held in national security probe, according to investigative committee
They join a number of top critics of Alexander Lukashenko already in jail.
Belarus opposition figure who went missing is detained at Ukraine border
Maria Kolesnikova was detained while trying to cross overnight into Ukraine.
Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'
Hundreds of people were detained by police after weekend protests.