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# minsk - This year 2022

Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'
# Minsk
# Minsk

Diverted Ryanair flight investigation concludes that Belarus' actions were 'unlawful'

Jul 20th 2022, 9:42 AM 17,825 Views 12 Comments

A Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land in Belarus last year.

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

False bomb threat on Ryanair plane diverted to Belarus 'deliberate', UN report finds

Jan 28th 2022, 8:05 AM 17,778 Views 3 Comments

Belarusian authorities arrested journalist Roman Protasevitch after the flight was forced to land in Minsk on 23 May 2021.

# minsk - Last year 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 9,613 Views 12 Comments

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

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 5,392 Views 7 Comments

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

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 15,317 Views 16 Comments

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

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 16,040 Views 3 Comments

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

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 71,034 Views 61 Comments

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

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 95,688 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 22,766 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 51,337 Views 28 Comments

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

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 36,286 Views 26 Comments

The EBU rejected both songs the country put forward.

# minsk - All time

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 10,487 Views 2 Comments

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
# Minsk
# Minsk

Thousands rally in Belarus after opposition protester's death

Nov 14th 2020, 7:45 AM 17,965 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Strikes in Belarus as protests against president continue

Oct 26th 2020, 5:17 PM 20,513 Views 19 Comments

There have been protests in Belarus since early August.

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 19,817 Views 12 Comments

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
# Minsk
# Minsk

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

Oct 18th 2020, 4:18 PM 15,599 Views 22 Comments

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

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 25,630 Views 12 Comments

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

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 33,352 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'

Sep 7th 2020, 3:42 PM 70,244 Views 16 Comments

Hundreds of people were detained by police after weekend protests.

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 8,540 Views 3 Comments

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

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 12,649 Views 20 Comments

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

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 30,167 Views 30 Comments

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

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 19,354 Views 14 Comments

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

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 24,766 Views 24 Comments

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

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 15,273 Views 12 Comments

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

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 17,140 Views 11 Comments

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

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 28,937 Views 42 Comments

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

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 11,133 Views 16 Comments

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

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 18,142 Views 0 Comments

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

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 29,392 Views 32 Comments

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

'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 4,157 Views 39 Comments

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

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 14,598 Views 250 Comments

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

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 3,462 Views 75 Comments

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

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

Bad day for the Irish at European Championships

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:00 PM 3,136 Views 0 Comments

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

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 7,483 Views 18 Comments

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

Belarus executes men convicted of subway bombing
# Belarus
# Belarus

Belarus executes men convicted of subway bombing

Mar 18th 2012, 11:55 AM 4,452 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.

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

Lukashenko: Two subway bomb suspects have confessed

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

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