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Topic: Politics

3.03.2015

Protest against invitation of Lukashenka to Riga summit staged in Warsaw (Photo) photos 4

18:22, Politics

Protest against invitation of Lukashenka to Riga summit staged in Warsaw (Photo)

Belarusians picketed the Embassy of Latvia in the capital of Poland.

Putin awards Lukashenka 104

15:38, Politics

Putin awards Lukashenka

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has conferred an Order of Alexander Nevsky upon Lukashenka.

Ales Makaeu: Authorities want market traders to return to work promptly 46

15:37, Politics

Ales Makaeu: Authorities want market traders to return to work promptly

The website of the Ministry of Taxation has published information about amendments to Decree No.222: a higher tax for those who sell goods without accompanying documents.

Work for Lukashenka's luxurious palace still unpaid?  ? 68

14:01, Politics

Work for Lukashenka's luxurious palace still unpaid?

Isakidis Granites company has not received money for finishing the new presidential palace with granite and marble.

Leader of market traders in Baranavichy summoned to prosecutor's office 7

10:54, Politics

Leader of market traders in Baranavichy summoned to prosecutor's office

The reason for summoning Mikalai Charnavus to a prosecutor's office is unknown.

Vaukavysk residents cannot get information about work of local officials 5

8:37, Politics

Vaukavysk residents cannot get information about work of local officials

The chairman of the district executive committee sends formal replies to requests of residents of Vaukavysk about the work of local council members for the past year.

Brest resident accused of defamation of Lukashenka photos 37

7:50, Politics

Brest resident accused of defamation of Lukashenka

A new political prisoner may appear in Belarus.

2.03.2015

Kanstantsin Zhukouski: Policemen lied I threatened to kill him 8

19:30, Politics

Kanstantsin Zhukouski: Policemen lied I threatened to kill him

A public activist from Homel Kanstantisn Zhukouski is set to appeal against his arrest in the regional court,

Putin and Lukashenka to discuss Ukraine 19

17:07, Politics

Putin and Lukashenka to discuss Ukraine

The Supreme State Council of the union state is to gather in Moscow tomorrow.

Lukashenka conferred state award on Commander of Interior Forces Karaeu 24

16:46, Politics

Lukashenka conferred state award on Commander of Interior Forces Karaeu

The dictator has signed a decree about honouring with state awards a number of representatives of power ministries in recognition of many-year productive work.

Participants' data of mourning rally recorded photos

15:34, Politics

Participants' data of mourning rally recorded

Near the Russian Embassy in Minsk a rally in memory of murdered politician Boris Nemtsov was held.

Belarusians came to mourn Boris Nemtsov in Moscow photos

14:59, Politics

Belarusians came to mourn Boris Nemtsov in Moscow

Thousands of people gathered in Moscow to mourn the death of Boris Nemtsov murdered Friday night.

Bahdankevich on Nemtsov killing: Putin follows Lukashenka

14:36, Politics

Bahdankevich on Nemtsov killing: Putin follows Lukashenka

Stanislau Bahdankevich who knew Boris Nemtsov, called him a great friend of Belarus.

Solidarity with Mikalai Dziadok in Brest (video) 4

13:26, Politics

Solidarity with Mikalai Dziadok in Brest (video)

Several actions of solidarity with political prisoners held by Brest anarchists.

Security guards of Russian embassy in Minsk called riot police for people laying flowers photos

12:19, Politics

Security guards of Russian embassy in Minsk called riot police for people laying flowers

More than 20 people came to the Russian embassy in Minsk to lay flowers and lit candles in memory of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.

Boris is killed, Nadia is being killed  ? photos

11:59, Politics

Boris is killed, Nadia is being killed

Belarusian, Ukrainians, Russians and Poles gathered for a protest picket in Warsaw.

EP Delegation for Relations with Belarus may visit Minsk in June 1

8:57, Politics

EP Delegation for Relations with Belarus may visit Minsk in June

The European Parliament Delegation for Relations with Belarus may visit Minsk in June.

28.02.2015

Hary Pahaniayla: Additional prison term means Dziadok wasn't broken 3

13:41, Politics

Hary Pahaniayla: Additional prison term means Dziadok wasn't broken

Political prisoners have always been treated in a biased way: if you are against the system, you must be broken down.

Boris Nemtsov was preparing report about war in Donbas 15

10:20, Politics

Boris Nemtsov was preparing report about war in Donbas

Boris Nemtsov was going to publish a report about the war in Donbas and planned to make public the facts and documents that prove the presence of Russian troops in Ukraine.

Valeria Khotsina: Trial against Mikalai Dziadok was a show 6

10:16, Politics

Valeria Khotsina: Trial against Mikalai Dziadok was a show

The family was not sad though all knew how would the trial end.

Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead  ? 516

0:50, Politics

Russia opposition politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead

Mr Nemtsov was shot on a bridge within sight of St Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin.

27.02.2015

Picket in Warsaw: Freedom to Belarusian political prisoners! photos 1

22:23, Politics

Picket in Warsaw: Freedom to Belarusian political prisoners!

Anarchists from the Black Cross organisation held a picket of solidarity with Belarusian prisoners of conscience.

Anastasia Loika: Sentence to Dziadok connected with EU-Lukashenka talks 5

16:12, Politics

Anastasia Loika: Sentence to Dziadok connected with EU-Lukashenka talks

The Belarusian authorities do not only have an intention to release political prisoners but also worsen confinement conditions and increase prison term for them.

Mikalai Autukhovich: Mikalai Dziadok is dangerous for regime 5

14:03, Politics

Mikalai Autukhovich: Mikalai Dziadok is dangerous for regime

The political prisoner probably has high political potential, so they decided to hold him in prison in the year of elections.

Homel activist on hunger strike fined 3

13:51, Politics

Homel activist on hunger strike fined

Activist Kanstantyn Zhukouski continues his hunger strike in Homel remand prison.

Makei meets with US Deputy Assistant Secretary 6

12:13, Politics

Makei meets with US Deputy Assistant Secretary

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei met with US Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin on 27 February.

Political prisoner Rubtsou begins to receive newspapers 1

11:58, Politics

Political prisoner Rubtsou begins to receive newspapers

According to Rubtsou, to achieve it, he had to call the post office and threaten the post staff with a lawsuit.

Maryna Adamovich: New political prisoners may appear 4

11:00, Politics

Maryna Adamovich: New political prisoners may appear

The authorities try the West's patience.

Mikalai Dziadok: System based on lies to collapse  ? 32

9:18, Politics

Mikalai Dziadok: System based on lies to collapse

Political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok is sentenced to an additional year in prison.

Andrzej Poczobut: Discussion of economics on the Internet may lead to new Square 5

8:38, Politics

Andrzej Poczobut: Discussion of economics on the Internet may lead to new Square

Difficult situation in the country will encourage more people to seek answers on independent sites.

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Belarusian authorities are not going to release political prisoners 10

8:27, Politics

Valiantsin Stefanovich: Belarusian authorities are not going to release political prisoners

Lukashenka is not going to fulfill demands of the EU.

26.02.2015

Dzyadok sentenced to one more year in prison 72

18:16, Politics

Dzyadok sentenced to one more year in prison

The term of imprisonment has been extended by one year for the political prisoner.

Freedom Day march to be held under slogan Together for peace and independence 6

17:57, Politics

Freedom Day march to be held under slogan Together for peace and independence

Celebration of the anniversary of the date when the Belarusian Peoples Republic (BNR) was proclaimed is to be held under a slogan Together for peace and independence.

Prosecutor wants 1 year in high security prison for Dziadok 10

16:22, Politics

Prosecutor wants 1 year in high security prison for Dziadok

The verdict will be delivered at 17:30.

Lukashenka wants officials to get out of offices 37

13:20, Politics

Lukashenka wants officials to get out of offices

The dictator criticised the government.

Mikalai Dziadok tried in Mahileu 2

12:58, Politics

Mikalai Dziadok tried in Mahileu

Today the consideration of a criminal case of the political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok continues in the Mahileu prison.

Lukashenka leaves for Russia on March 2 27

12:35, Politics

Lukashenka leaves for Russia on March 2

On March 2-3 the dictator will take part in the session of the Supreme State Council of the "Union State".

Brest journalist fined in absentia

11:55, Politics

Brest journalist fined in absentia

Leninski District Court of Brest has flagrantly violated Procedure Code, the Constitution and intermational standards.

KGB questions Hrodna residents about foreign trips

11:40, Politics

KGB questions Hrodna residents about foreign trips

Activist Dzianis Ivashyn from Hrodna has been ordered to visit the KGB.

Political prisoner Vaskovich marks birthday in prison 4

11:23, Politics

Political prisoner Vaskovich marks birthday in prison

Political prisoner Yauhen Vaskovich marks his 25th birthday on February 26.

25.02.2015

Anatoly Lyabedzka: PACE wont trade values

17:16, Politics

Anatoly Lyabedzka: PACE wont trade values

Despite the thaw in the relations between the EU and Lukashenka, it would be difficult for the chamber to get a status of a full member.

Maira Mora: Relations between EU and Belarus have normalized, but not improved 5

16:20, Politics

Maira Mora: Relations between EU and Belarus have normalized, but not improved

The main roadblock on the way to improving relations between the EU and Belarus is political prisoners.

Aleksander Kwaśniewski: Russias neighbours justly fear hybrid war

16:18, Politics

Aleksander Kwaśniewski: Russias neighbours justly fear hybrid war

The Trans-Caucasian region and the Baltic States can become the next targets of Russias aggression.

Dziadok's health deteriorates in prison 2

16:00, Politics

Dziadok's health deteriorates in prison

Political prisoner Mikalai Dziadok was taken to a hospital in Mahilou for an examination some days before the trial.

PACE to resume cooperation with house of representatives? 3

15:26, Politics

PACE to resume cooperation with house of representatives?

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe plans to resume cooperation with the Belarusian parliament.

Portraits of political prisoner Dziadok in Brest streets photos 1

13:36, Politics

Portraits of political prisoner Dziadok in Brest streets

Big posters with the portrait of Mikalai Dziadok appeared in the centre of the town.

Ales Bialiatski: Voice of human rights defenders working for peace must be heard 1

13:34, Politics

Ales Bialiatski: Voice of human rights defenders working for peace must be heard

Ales Bialiatski, leader of the Human Rights Center Viasna, spoke yesterday at the presentation of Amnesty Internationals annual report in Rome.

Andrei Bastunets: It is mechanism of obviously repressive character 1

12:57, Politics

Andrei Bastunets: It is mechanism of obviously repressive character

Websites will be blocked within 24 hours, but restoring access to them will take months.

Political prisoner Dziadok tried behind closed doors 3

11:56, Politics

Political prisoner Dziadok tried behind closed doors

Mikalai Dziadok was to be released on March 3, 2015, after the expiration of his prison term.

Belarusian authorities want to completely block independent websites  ? 147

11:06, Politics

Belarusian authorities want to completely block independent websites

The Ministry of Communication is going to block all tools of anonymity on the Internet, including anonymisers, proxy servers and the Tor project.

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