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.
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (SOCHI, Russia) -- Belarus’ leader Alexander Lukashenko flew to Russia to meet with president Vladimir Putin for talks on Monday amid ongoing protests at home and fears among the Belarusian opposition that he might cede... Read More.
By GUY DAVIES, ABC News(LONDON) -- Maria Kolesnikova, the opposition activist leading protests against the autocratic rule of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, is currently detained at the Belarus-Ukraine border after being abducted in Minsk, according to Belarusian state media.
By GUY DAVIES and PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(LONDON) -- A key opposition leader in Belarus has disappeared in the country's capital, Minsk, after another weekend of mass protests against the rule of embattled President Alexander Lukashenko.Maria Kolesnikova, the... Read More.
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MINSK, Belarus) -- The Belarus capital of Minsk was largely quiet a day after tens of thousands of protesters flooded the city on Sunday, calling for an end to the rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. But... Read More.
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MINSK, Belarus) -- Huge crowds of protesters flooded Belarus' capital Minsk again on Sunday calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down, defying a heavy deployment of security forces and threats of a crackdown.The... Read More.
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News (MINSK, Belarus) -- Belarus authorities on Saturday revoked the press accreditation of journalists working for most foreign news organizations operating in the country in an apparent attempt to hinder coverage as security forces up the pressure on protesters... Read More.
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MINSK) -- President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said that for now, Russia sees no need to send in its forces to intervene in Belarus but warned that it might if protesters there sought to remove president... Read More.
By PATRICK REEVELL, ABC News(MINSK, Belarus) -- Protests calling for Belarus' leader Alexander Lukashenko to step down took place again in the capital Minsk on Wednesday, but for the first time in a week riot police reappeared on the streets... Read More.