Being an athlete himself, Belarus’ strongman, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, is well aware of the pressures athletes will face at the upcoming Summer Olympics in London.
At a recent meeting with the staff of Belaruskali, Belarus’ most profitable company, Lukashenka, who heads the country’s National Olympic Committee, uttered a few inspirational words about the upcoming games…[read more]
Belarusian police have located three female activists from the Ukrainian women’s rights group Femen who say they were abducted and terrorized by security forces after they staged one of their signature topless protests against the regime of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka in Minsk…[READ MORE]
Critics of Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s reelection last December are marking the first anniversary of that divisive vote, which ushered in rare mass protests and a ruthless crackdown through beatings, jailings, and targeted harassment, RFE/RL’s Belarus Service reports.
Nearly 50,000 people rallied in Minsk on election night a year ago, when Lukashenka was declared the winner of a fraud-tainted ballot in which each of his nine rivals was awarded less than 3 percent of the vote…[Read More and watch RFE/RL’s Belarusian service, Radio Svaboda’s video]
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