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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.

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Belarus: news

Belarus election protester jailed

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 17:05

Belarus dissident Vasily Parfenkov is jailed for four years for a protest against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.
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US toughens sanctions on Belarus

Monday, January 31st 2011, 20:49
related countries: United States United States

The US joins the EU in widening its sanctions on Belarus leaders, following a crackdown on dissent after December's election.
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Lukashenko to face EU travel ban

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 19:38

The EU is to announce a visa ban and an asset freeze on Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and 160 officials, diplomats say.
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Deep freeze

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 10:27

Belarus faces isolation after a crackdown on the opposition
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Belarus activists to go on trial

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 6:46

Belarus is pushing ahead with plans to put on trial more than 30 political activists, including four opposition leaders, arrested in December during protests over the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.
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Belarus leader begins fourth term

Friday, January 21st 2011, 13:53

Alexander Lukashenko is sworn in for his fourth term as president of Belarus, amid sharp criticism from the European Union.
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Belarus battle

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 6:20
related countries: Poland Poland

Poland leads EU effort to challenge defiant Belarus president
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Belarus boy in custody tug-of-war

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 14:47

A woman in Belarus battles to prevent the authorities taking custody of her grandson, whose parents are jailed opposition figures.
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Russian circus 'so terrible' the police are called

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 14:29
related countries: Russia Russia

A new year show put on by a touring Russian circus in Belarus was so bad that police were called in, local media report.
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Belarus closes down OSCE office

Friday, December 31st 2010, 16:11

Belarus shuts the local office of European human rights watchdog the OSCE, which was highly critical of its election.
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600 jailed over Belrus unrest

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 22:04

The Belarus authorities have jailed about 600 demonstrators for up to two weeks in a crackdown on protests against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.
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Belarus jails 600 over protests

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 10:23

The Belarus authorities jail some 600 demonstrators for up to two weeks after protests against the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko.
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