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#Minsk

# minsk - 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.

# minsk - 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 5,331 Views 7 Comments

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

# minsk - 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 15,256 Views 16 Comments

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

# minsk - 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.

# minsk - 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 70,899 Views 61 Comments

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

# minsk - Monday 24 May, 2021

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 95,514 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.

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 51,149 Views 28 Comments

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

# minsk - 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.

# minsk - 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.

# minsk - 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.

# minsk - 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 20,491 Views 19 Comments

There have been protests in Belarus since early August.

# minsk - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Protesters demand resignation of Belarus leader amid threat of strikes
# Minsk
# Minsk

Protesters demand resignation of Belarus leader amid threat of strikes

Oct 25th 2020, 7:37 PM 19,801 Views 12 Comments

More than 200,000 people swarmed the streets of the country’s capital, Minsk.

# minsk - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire
# Minsk
# Minsk

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire

Oct 18th 2020, 4:18 PM 15,576 Views 22 Comments

More than 100 people have been detained by Belarusian police as thousands protest.

# minsk - 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 25,617 Views 12 Comments

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

# minsk - 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 33,313 Views 13 Comments

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

# minsk - Monday 7 September, 2020

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

Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'

Sep 7th 2020, 3:42 PM 70,199 Views 16 Comments

Hundreds of people were detained by police after weekend protests.

# minsk - 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 8,513 Views 3 Comments

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

# minsk - 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 12,629 Views 20 Comments

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

# minsk - 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 30,097 Views 30 Comments

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

# minsk - 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 19,330 Views 13 Comments

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

# minsk - 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 24,717 Views 24 Comments

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

# minsk - 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 15,218 Views 12 Comments

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

# minsk - 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 17,121 Views 11 Comments

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

# minsk - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election
# Exit Poll
# Exit Poll

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election

Aug 9th 2020, 7:10 PM 28,915 Views 42 Comments

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.

# minsk - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Coordinator for Irish rights group among 57 arrested ahead of protests in Belarus
# Anti-government
# Anti-government

Coordinator for Irish rights group among 57 arrested ahead of protests in Belarus

Mar 25th 2017, 3:24 PM 11,117 Views 16 Comments

The head of the main opposition party was also arrested by police ahead of the protests in Minsk.

# minsk - Friday 21 October, 2016

European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey
# Minsk
# Minsk

European Olympic Council expresses its "strong support" and "warmest wishes" for Pat Hickey

Oct 21st 2016, 5:36 PM 18,118 Views 0 Comments

The expressions of support came at a meeting of European Olympic committees in Minsk, Belarus.

# minsk - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Gardaí launch murder investigation into death of Tralee assault victim
# Murder
# Murder

Gardaí launch murder investigation into death of Tralee assault victim

Oct 4th 2015, 7:40 AM 29,322 Views 32 Comments

24-year-old Dmitry Hrynkevich passed away from his injuries last night.

# minsk - Saturday 20 September, 2014

'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks
# Agreement
# Agreement

'Buffer zone' to separate troops and miliants created during Ukraine peace talks

Sep 20th 2014, 1:19 AM 4,131 Views 39 Comments

The buffer zone is to separate government troops and pro-Russian militants.

# minsk - Saturday 6 September, 2014

Russia warns it will "react" against new sanctions from Europe
# Minsk
# Minsk

Russia warns it will "react" against new sanctions from Europe

Sep 6th 2014, 11:30 AM 14,555 Views 250 Comments

There will be a “reaction” if the EU passes the sanctions, the foreign ministry said.

# minsk - Friday 5 September, 2014

Ukraine expresses "careful optimism" ahead of peace talks with Russia and rebels
# Minsk
# Minsk

Ukraine expresses "careful optimism" ahead of peace talks with Russia and rebels

Sep 5th 2014, 7:42 AM 3,437 Views 75 Comments

Nato are expected to announce fresh sanctions on Russia later today.

# minsk - Monday 3 June, 2013

Bad day for the Irish at European Championships
# Crocked
From The42
# Crocked

Bad day for the Irish at European Championships

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:00 PM 3,109 Views 0 Comments

There was heartbreak for Joe Ward while Michael Conlan’s win was the only positive in Minsk this afternoon.

# minsk - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Double joy: Martyn Irvine secures gold and silver at Track World Championships
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Double joy: Martyn Irvine secures gold and silver at Track World Championships

Feb 21st 2013, 6:14 PM 7,446 Views 18 Comments

He had previously set a new Irish record by qualifying for the final in 4:20.246.

# minsk - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Belarus executes men convicted of subway bombing
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus executes men convicted of subway bombing

Mar 18th 2012, 11:55 AM 4,427 Views 35 Comments

The EU’s foreign policy chief has voiced concerns over the trial of the men convicted for the April 2011 bomb which killed 15 people in Minsk.

# minsk - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Lukashenko: Two subway bomb suspects have confessed
Live Apr 13th 2011, 1:57 PM

Lukashenko: Two subway bomb suspects have confessed

# minsk - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Several arrests as Minsk metro bombing toll rises to 12
Live Apr 12th 2011, 2:53 PM

Several arrests as Minsk metro bombing toll rises to 12

# minsk - Monday 11 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
Live Apr 11th 2011, 8:12 PM

The Daily Fix: Monday

Explosion at Minsk metro station kills 11
Live Apr 11th 2011, 7:00 PM

Explosion at Minsk metro station kills 11