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Topic: Politics

28.01.2015

Maxim Vinyarski stopped waterless hunger strike 3

15:24, Politics

Maxim Vinyarski stopped waterless hunger strike

The activist feels alright, and he is gradually finishing the hunger strike.

Minister of Justice of Poland: Putin cannot be a guest, while waging a war

14:39, Politics

Minister of Justice of Poland: Putin cannot be a guest, while waging a war

The Polish Foreign Ministry has used diplomatic tricks to invite Putin for the anniversary at Auschwitz so that he could not come.

Volha Nikalaichyk: You are in hands of unpunished gang in detention centre 38

14:06, Politics

Volha Nikalaichyk: You are in hands of unpunished gang in detention centre

A journalist and film director shares her impressions about the arrest.

PACE rapporteur Andrea Rigoni to visit Belarus in February 1

12:00, Politics

PACE rapporteur Andrea Rigoni to visit Belarus in February

Andrea Rigoni, rapporteur of the PACE's Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy, is expected to pay a visit to Belarus in February 2015.

Brest activist absentee fined for portraits of missed politicians

11:30, Politics

Brest activist absentee fined for portraits of missed politicians

Activist Andrei Sharenda was sentenced to a fine of Br2.7 million.

Obama, Merkel: Russia is accountable for support of separatists  ? 32

8:13, Politics

Obama, Merkel: Russia is accountable for support of separatists

U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed over phone the situation in eastern Ukraine.

27.01.2015

Belarus prepares to send peacekeeping forces to Ukraine?  ? 181

15:29, Politics

Belarus prepares to send peacekeeping forces to Ukraine?

Belarus's leadership has decided which side to take.

Andrei Sharenda: Authorities are trying to stifle any activity

14:56, Politics

Andrei Sharenda: Authorities are trying to stifle any activity

On the eve of the presidential elections authorities intensify repressions.

Lukashenka to hold press conference on 29 January 51

14:45, Politics

Lukashenka to hold press conference on 29 January

Aliaksandr Lukashenka will hold a press conference for Belarusian and foreign mass media on 29 January.

Vitsebsk residents raise money for political prisoner Vaskovich

13:59, Politics

Vitsebsk residents raise money for political prisoner Vaskovich

Yauhen Vaskovich, who serves a term of imprisonment in a correctional facility in Mahilou, has problems with health.

EU leaders warn of more sanctions against Russia  ? 8

13:15, Politics

EU leaders warn of more sanctions against Russia

EU leaders call on the Ministers of Foreign Affairs to consider new sanctions against Russia.

Activist complains about offensive actions by police officers 18

11:41, Politics

Activist complains about offensive actions by police officers

Nina Bahinskaya has filed a complaint in the Tsentralny District Prosecutors Office.

Kupchyna and Mora discuss the development of relations between the EU and Belarus photos 4

9:09, Politics

Kupchyna and Mora discuss the development of relations between the EU and Belarus

Details of the meeting are unknown.

Belarusians of Warsaw demand the release of activists detained in Minsk photos 1

8:38, Politics

Belarusians of Warsaw demand the release of activists detained in Minsk

A picket was held near the embassies of Belarus and Ukraine in Poland.

26.01.2015

European Belarus coordinator goes on waterless hunger strike in prison  ? 13

17:46, Politics

European Belarus coordinator goes on waterless hunger strike in prison

The oppositionist protests against unfair verdict.

UCP leader to stand trial for Je suis Charlie poster 4

17:06, Politics

UCP leader to stand trial for Je suis Charlie poster

The authorities demonstrate their fear of any rallies of solidarity, the politician believes.

Zbigniew Bujak: Kremlin threatens us, and we give in to this fear

16:32, Politics

Zbigniew Bujak: Kremlin threatens us, and we give in to this fear

Poland should provide military assistance to Ukraine.

Vitsebsk dweller Ryzhou placed in remand prison

15:42, Politics

Vitsebsk dweller Ryzhou placed in remand prison

Siarhei Ryzhou, the participant of a presidential campaign of 2010, is arrested and placed in a remand prison.

Andrei Sannikau: It was the only way to communicate with my son  ? photos 1

13:43, Politics

Andrei Sannikau: It was the only way to communicate with my son

Ex-candidate for Presidency has written two books both for children and adults.

Reservists called up for military training in Belarus

12:44, Politics

Reservists called up for military training in Belarus

Charter97.org learnt it from relatives of one of the reservists.

Political prisoner Statkevich accused of avoiding community service

12:13, Politics

Political prisoner Statkevich accused of avoiding community service

The confinement regime for Mikalai Statkevich has not been changed.

Liabedzka summoned to police for placard Je suis Charlie  ? photos 16

11:36, Politics

Liabedzka summoned to police for placard  Je suis Charlie

Anatol Liabedzka, the leader of the United Civil Party (UCP), is ordered to visit Minsk's Tsentralny district police department at 15:00 today.

Reservists called up for training en masse in Belarus  ?

11:11, Politics

Reservists called up for training en masse in Belarus

A conscription centre has been opened at Brest State University.

23.01.2015

Belarus Defence Ministry: NATO builds up heavy weapons near Belarusian borders 48

17:49, Politics

Belarus Defence Ministry: NATO builds up heavy weapons near Belarusian borders

The Defence Ministry of Belarus has stated that the military and political situation in the region has changed.

Latvia wants to invite Lukashenka to Eastern Partnership summit  ? 59

17:05, Politics

Latvia wants to invite Lukashenka to Eastern Partnership summit

The Belarusian dictator can visit the summit scheduled for May 21-22 in Riga.

Correctional facility authorities ignored Rubtsous hunger strike 7

15:54, Politics

Correctional facility authorities ignored Rubtsous hunger strike

The political prisoner continues his hunger strike in the correctional labour facility #7 in the village of Kuplin.

FTUB copycats Lukashenkas vertical of power 20

14:27, Politics

FTUB copycats Lukashenkas vertical of power

The presidium of the Council of Federation of the Trade Unions of Belarus passed a decree on establishing a new position.

Participants of rally in memory of "Heavenly Hundred Heroes" in Minsk sentenced to arrests 23

14:07, Politics

Participants of rally in memory of "Heavenly Hundred Heroes" in Minsk sentenced to arrests

Closed trials were held in the police department of Tsentralny district of Minsk.

Case against Mikalai Dziadok sent back for revision 3

13:42, Politics

Case against Mikalai Dziadok sent back for revision

Relatives of the political prisoner learnt that a new criminal case against him was sent back for revision.

Detained activists: Riot policemen insulted Ukraine and its national flag 25

12:50, Politics

Detained activists: Riot policemen insulted Ukraine and its national flag

Security officials maltreated the detained participants of the rally in memory of "Heavenly Hundred Heroes" in Minsk.

Participants of picket in memory of Heavenly Hundred tried behind closed door 6

12:41, Politics

Participants of picket in memory of Heavenly Hundred tried behind closed door

The Tsentralny district court of Minsk hears administrative cases of participants of the picket to pay memory to the Ukrainian Heavenly Hundred.

Charter97.org blocked in Belarus  ? 52

12:02, Politics

Charter97.org blocked in Belarus

The blockage of the website Charter97 has been continuing since 19 December 2014 with varying intensity.

Policemen maltreated 67-year-old activist in police department 68

11:51, Politics

Policemen maltreated 67-year-old activist in police department

Nina Bahinskaia, 67 years old, was not allowed to sit down, was insulted and threatened to bury.

Participants of memorial events to honor Zhyzneuski will be tried 7

9:10, Politics

Participants of memorial events to honor Zhyzneuski will be tried

Trials of the activists detained yesterday in Minsk will be held in the Court of Tsentralny (Central) district of Minsk.

Mikalai Autukhovich: No sense in participating in elections  ? 89

8:10, Politics

Mikalai Autukhovich: No sense in participating in elections

A former political prisoner calls to boycott the presidential elections.

22.01.2015

US slap new sanctions on Belvneshpromservice  ? 12

18:21, Politics

US slap new sanctions on Belvneshpromservice

The Department of State has announced imposing new sanctions against the Belarusian enterprise.

Makei, Pildegovics discuss Belarus-EU relations in Minsk  ? photos 12

17:19, Politics

Makei, Pildegovics discuss Belarus-EU relations in Minsk

Belarus' Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei and Latvia's Foreign Ministry State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovics have discussed the state and prospects of the Belarus-EU relations in Minsk.

Dalia Grybauskaite: We are witnessing open aggression and huge lie 15

14:41, Politics

Dalia Grybauskaite: We are witnessing open aggression and huge lie

There is evidence confirming that Russia is taking direct part in the ongoing military operation in eastern Ukraine.

Human rights activists demand release of Mikalai Dzyadok 4

14:23, Politics

Human rights activists demand release of Mikalai Dzyadok

Belarusian and international human rights organisations demand to stop persecution of the activist.

Yury Rubtsou goes on indefinite hunger strike 26

13:00, Politics

Yury Rubtsou goes on indefinite hunger strike

The political prisoner demands a job with the country's average salary of $600.

Participants of picket to support Charlie Hebdo to be tried in Minsk 13

11:22, Politics

Participants of picket to support Charlie Hebdo to be tried in Minsk

Picketers were standing near the embassy of France holding placards Je suis Charlie.

Who did Makei meet with? 7

11:11, Politics

Who did Makei meet with?

The minister of foreign affairs of Belarus held a secret meeting with experts dealing with international issues.

21.01.2015

Ukrainian MFA: Militants thwart meeting in Minsk

12:58, Politics

Ukrainian MFA: Militants thwart meeting in Minsk

Their representatives in fact refused to go to Minsk.

Lech Walesa: Putin doomed to failure 3

12:33, Politics

Lech Walesa: Putin doomed to failure

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has no chances to win the confrontation with the free democratic West.

Barack Obama: Russia's economy in tatters due to US  ? 27

8:37, Politics

Barack Obama: Russia's economy in tatters due to US

Sanctions have stopped Putin's aggression.

Obama and Hollande: Sanctions against Russia should remain 2

8:20, Politics

Obama and Hollande: Sanctions against Russia should remain

The US President Barack Obama in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart François Hollande discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine.

20.01.2015

Threats to Charter'97 website  ? 141

15:36, Politics

Threats to Charter'97 website

The website received similar threats ahead of the presidential elections in 2010.

Court refuses to punish officials for physical abuse

14:52, Politics

Court refuses to punish officials for physical abuse

Baranavichy court dismissed the case against officials for physical abuse.

Dictator fears of mass protests  ? 82

14:47, Politics

Dictator fears of mass protests

Lukashenka stated that Belarus would not abandon the indoctrination of young people.

Political prisoner Yury Rubtsou receives tablet and TV set from activists 6

11:08, Politics

Political prisoner Yury Rubtsou receives tablet and TV set from activists

Activists raiased money and bought food and devices for the political prisoner.

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