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News: Belarus

We have started to collect the most important news related to Belarus in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Belarus – overview

Belarus: news

UN urges Belarus prisoner release

Thursday, March 23rd 2006, 15:54

A UN official calls on Belarus to free political prisoners, condemning alleged rights violations after Sunday's poll.
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Belarus poll rallies 'must go on'

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 20:30

Belarus' opposition leader urges his supporters to keep up daily rallies against the election result.
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Belarus police detain protesters

Tuesday, March 21st 2006, 11:36

The Belarus opposition says four of its top activists were arrested during a protest against the election result.
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US rejects Belarus poll results

Monday, March 20th 2006, 23:27

The US joins poll monitors in condemning Belarus election results, as fresh protests are held in the capital.
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Landslide win for Belarus leader

Monday, March 20th 2006, 10:06

President Lukashenko of Belarus is re-elected by a huge margin, sparking protests from the opposition.
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Opposition seeks new Belarus poll

Monday, March 20th 2006, 0:50

Belarus' chief opposition leader wants a new election, as results show a landslide win for President Lukashenko.
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Belarus opposition member jailed

Thursday, March 9th 2006, 17:47

A Belarus opposition leader is jailed for two weeks ahead of elections for organising an unauthorised rally.
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Belarus rally marred by arrests

Thursday, March 2nd 2006, 19:17

A Belarus opposition candidate is detained as he tries to enter Soviet-style assembly two weeks before elections.
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EU launches broadcasts to Belarus

Sunday, February 26th 2006, 23:00

An EU-funded radio station begins broadcasting news and information into Belarus ahead of the March elections.
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Poland backs Belarus broadcasts

Wednesday, February 22nd 2006, 16:29
related countries: Poland Poland

A Polish-funded radio station is to broadcast into Belarus in a bid to promote freedom of speech ahead of elections.
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Belarus names election hopefuls

Friday, February 17th 2006, 15:57

The election commission in Belarus releases the names of the four candidates who will run for president in March.
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Dozens arrested in Belarus demos

Thursday, February 16th 2006, 22:45
related places: Minsk

Dozens of protesters are arrested during anti-government protests in the Belarus capital, Minsk.
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Great Russian freeze spreads west

Saturday, January 21st 2006, 12:54
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Severe cold weather spreads west from Russia to Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic states and Scandinavia.
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