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Topic: Politics

28.02.2015

Boris Nemtsov was preparing report about war in Donbas 12

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 4

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  ? 385

0:50, Politics

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

27.02.2015

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.

Statkevich, Rubtsou and Tonkacheva in Amnesty International report 1

10:34, Politics

Statkevich, Rubtsou and Tonkacheva in Amnesty International report

Amnesty International has released an annual report on human rights in 160 countries of the world.

Top 10 most absurd initiatives of Belarusian government 62

9:47, Politics

Top 10 most absurd initiatives of Belarusian government

Some of them came into force, others remained on paper.

24.02.2015

EU Representatives informed about new case against political prisoner Dzyadok 3

17:34, Politics

EU Representatives informed about new case against political prisoner Dzyadok

Belarusian human rights watchdogs met with representatives of the foreign policy agency of the European Union.

Paval Sevyarynets: Nomination of Statkevich could help release all political prisoners  ? 16

16:24, Politics

Paval Sevyarynets: Nomination of Statkevich could help release all political prisoners

The campaign for nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a candidate for presidency should be held right now.

Lukashenka hopes for "good dialogue" with the EU 21

12:20, Politics

Lukashenka hopes for "good dialogue" with the EU

The dictator met with Helga Maria Schmid, the Deputy Secretary General for the External Action Service.

Political prisoner Rubtsou files a lawsuit against the Ministry of Internal Affairs

12:02, Politics

Political prisoner Rubtsou files a lawsuit against the Ministry of Internal Affairs

Yury Rubtsou appealed to the District Court against Administration of the institution of open type No. 7 and Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Merkels adviser: Russia will be faced with complete international isolation 4

11:18, Politics

Merkels adviser: Russia will be faced with complete international isolation

Commissioner of the German government for cooperation with the Russian Federation Gernot Erler warns the Russian Federation about establishing a "buffer state" in eastern Ukraine, and threatened the Kremlin with isolation.

23.02.2015

Lukashenka asks military to provide support in conduct of "election" 105

16:20, Politics

Lukashenka asks military to provide support in conduct of "election"

The dictator has addressed the army with a demand to prevent destabilization of situation.

Maryna Adamovich: Statkevichs nomination is strong solution  ? 37

15:10, Politics

Maryna Adamovich: Statkevichs nomination is strong solution

Nomination of Mikalai Statkevich as a single candidate may help him to be released from prison.

Opposition activist goes on hunger strike in protest against arrest in Homel

14:10, Politics

Opposition activist goes on hunger strike in protest against arrest in Homel

Kanstantsin Zhukouski has announced a hunger strike to protest against a 10-day jail term he received on 20 February, according to his counselwho visited the detention center on 21 February.

Political prisoner Alinevich denied letters and newspapers

13:32, Politics

Political prisoner Alinevich denied letters and newspapers

Valiantsina Alinevich met with his son in the colony.

20.02.2015

Merkel and Hollande: Violator of Minsk agreements to face new sanctions  ? 43

17:47, Politics

Merkel and Hollande: Violator of Minsk agreements to face new sanctions

Sanctions against Russia could be stepped up.

New trial in Nina Bahinskaya case: fine of 20 basic units 18

17:34, Politics

New trial in Nina Bahinskaya case: fine of 20 basic units

On February 20 the court of Tsentralny district of Minsk held a reconsideration of the administrative case of an activist Nina Bahinskaya.

9mn fines for posters on International Mother Language Day 18

17:13, Politics

9mn fines for posters on International Mother Language Day

The police detained five members of the Alternative group in the centre of Minsk on February 20.

Minsk as a Rival of Geneva? No! No! and No!  ? 6

17:11, Daniel Warner Politics

Minsk as a Rival of Geneva? No! No! and No!

All eyes were fixed on the recent negotiations in Minsk.

Ales Bialiatski tells Latvian foreign minister about Belarusian political prisoners 2

13:32, Politics

Ales Bialiatski tells Latvian foreign minister about Belarusian political prisoners

Representatives of the Belarusian civil society met with the foreign minister of Latvia today.

Activists arrested in Minsk for posters on occasion of International Mother Language Day photos 7

13:04, Politics

Activists arrested in Minsk for posters on occasion of International Mother Language Day

The police detained four activists of the Alternative group in the centre of Minsk.

Lukashenka: We need West with its resources  ? 71

12:32, Politics

Lukashenka: We need West with its resources

Dictator asks Latvia to help him to make contact with the West to borrow the funds there.

Makei: Lukashenka to decide the issue on participation in the Eastern Partnership Summit 13

8:52, Politics

Makei: Lukashenka to decide the issue on participation in the Eastern Partnership Summit

Foreign Ministers of Belarus and Latvia met in Minsk.

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