(MOSCOW) -- One of Belarus' top opposition figures, who helped lead massive protests against authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko last year, has been sentenced to 11 years in jail by a court in Minsk. Maria Kolesnikova was one of three women who found themselves at the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A group of Afghans has been trapped for three weeks at the edge of a forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, caught in a no man's land between Polish security forces who will not let them enter Poland and Belarusian... Read More.
(MOSCOW) — Alena Denisavets said she had been looking for her husband for more than a day when she got a text message from a lawyer who she believed was working for Belarus’ feared security services, still known today as the KGB. Her husband Youras... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — The shock and a sense of sickening horror were immediate among Roman Protasevich's family and colleagues in Belarus' pro-democracy movement, they say, when they realized the passenger plane carrying him was in a place it should never had been. The 26 year-old... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The White House has announced that the United States will reimpose sanctions on Belarus next week after the forced diversion of a Ryanair flight to the country on May 23 and the arrest of an opposition journalist on board. In a scathing
(LONDON) -- European countries on Monday moved to sanction Belarus and ban its state airline from flying to Europe as they sought to punish Alexander Lukashenko's regime for forcing a Ryanair passenger flight to land in the country so it could arrest a leading... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Belarus has been accused of "hijacking" a civilian airliner by forcing a Ryanair passenger flight to land in the country using a fake bomb threat so that authorities could arrest a prominent critic of its authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. The Ryanair flight... Read More.
(NEW YORK) — Belarus is accused of forcing a Ryanair passenger plane to land in the country so that authorities could arrest a leading blogger who helped organize last year's protests against the country's authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko. The Ryanair flight was passing through Belarus'... Read More.
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A court in Belarus has sentenced two journalists to two years in prison for live-streaming one of the pro-democracy protests that rocked the country last year as authorities continue a crackdown aimed at smashing the... Read More.
BY: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC NEWS (NEW YORK) —Workers and students across Belarus declared strikes on Monday, heeding a call for a national strike to try to force authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko to resign at the start of what could be an important week... Read More.
BY: PATRICK REEVELL, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- Police used stun grenades and fired non-lethal weapons on Sunday to attack peaceful protesters in Belarus’ capital who are demanding the resignation of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko.An estimated 100,000 protesters marched... Read More.
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Belarus' authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko was sworn in as president in a surprise, secretive ceremony held Wednesday amid tight security and with no announcement beforehand.The ceremony was held without a live... Read More.