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Hackers leak data on 1,000 Belarusian police officers

Security forces will not remain anonymous, anti-Lukashenko protesters sayAnonymous hackers leaked the personal data of 1,000 Belarusian police officers in retaliation for a crackdown on street demonstrations against the veteran president, Alexander Lukashenko, as protesters geared up for another mass rally on Sunday.“As the arrests continue, we will continue to publish data on a massive scale,” said a statement distributed by the opposition news channel Nexta Live on the messaging app Telegram. ...
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Mass rallies and police data leaks in Belarus keep pressure on Lukashenko

Many walked in a vast column that stretched back several kilometres, decked out in red-and-white opposition colours and chanting "go away" as helmeted riot police patrolled the streets with water canons on hand, a witness said. Several protesters were dragged away from the crowd by security forces. In the city centre, riot police rhythmically beat their shields as a warning while several people threw glass bottles at them.
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AP PHOTOS: Elderly protesters defy Belarus' strongman

Thousands of protesters who have flooded Belarusian cities for six weeks of demonstrations to demand an end to the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko include people of all ages, professions and social groups. While younger people make up the bulk of the protests pushing for Lukashenko’s resignation after the Aug. 9 vote that the opposition sees as rigged, many retirees also have joined the daily demonstrations. The 73-year-old former geologist has become...
Tags: News, Ap, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko


'The only way to stop violence': why protesters are unmasking Belarus police

Pulling off balaclavas and publishing names is new tactic to stem harassment and assaultsDuring the past month’s uprising against Alexander Lukashenko, riot police and assorted thugs loyal to his regime have been given carte blanche by the Belarusian president to harass, assault and arrest peaceful protesters.In recent days, however, protesters have found out that for all Lukashenko’s men’s ruthlessness and impunity, they have a vulnerable point: their faces. Grab at the mask of a policeman and ...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Protest, Internet, World news, Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko


Ukraine and Belarus argue over Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at border

Ukraine accused Belarus on Wednesday of trying to escalate a row over 2,000 Hasidic Jewish pilgrims stranded at a border crossing after Ukrainian border guards did not allow them to enter due to coronavirus restrictions. Relations between Kyiv and Minsk soured after Ukraine joined the European Union in not recognising the result of last month's election that handed Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko a sixth term in office. The crisis unfolding in Minsk has pushed Lukashenko back closer ...
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Belarusian opposition condemns Russia for backing Lukashenko

The Kremlin said Tuesday that a $1.5 billion loan it offered to Belarus carried no political conditions, despite claims by the Belarusian opposition that Russia was trying to shore up the nation's authoritarian president amid post-election protests. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the loan when he hosted Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko for more than four hours of talks Monday in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the loan wasn't contingen...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Belarus, Kremlin, Black Sea, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Dmitry Peskov, Sochi Kremlin


Putin faces tough choice on Belarus: How to sort out Lukashenko without giving ground

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visited Sochi in southwest Russia on Monday for one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, seeking reassurances of Russia's support after weeks of protests in Belarus.
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Russia to lend Belarus $1.5bn as Lukashenko tells Putin 'a friend is in trouble'

Belarusian president flies to Sochi for talks with Russian leader after month of protestsThe embattled Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, held lengthy talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Monday, in a meeting seen as crucial to determining whether or not Lukashenko can survive a protest movement against him.The pair met at Putin’s residence in Sochi, the first foreign trip Lukashenko has made since protests began a month ago. Continue reading...
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Belarus protests: Putin pledges $1.5bn loan at Lukashenko meeting

The offer was made during the leaders' first face-to-face talks since protests erupted in Belarus.
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Russia to loan Belarus $1.5bn as Lukashenko tells Putin: 'a friend is in trouble'

Belarusian president flies to Sochi for talks with Russian leader after month of protestsThe embattled Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko is holding talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, a meeting seen as crucial to determining whether or not Lukashenko can survive a protest movement against him.The pair met at Putin’s residence in Sochi, the first foreign trip Lukashenko has made since protests began a month ago. Continue reading...
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Putin faces tough choice on Belarus: How to sort out Lukashenko without giving ground

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has arrived in Sochi, southwest Russia, for one-on-one talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarusian state news agency BelTA reported.
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Belarus protests continue as 100,000 join rally against Lukashenko – video

An estimated 100,000 people took to the streets of Belarus's capital, Minsk, as protests against the president, Alexander Lukashenko, continued for the fifth weekend. The large demonstrations come as Lukashenko is set to meet with Vladimir Putin for the first time since the presidential election on 9 August. Lukashenko’s claim that he won a landslide victory triggered the growing uprising against his 26-year reignBelarus: 100,000 join rally against Lukashenko on eve of Putin showdown Continue re...
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Belarus: embattled Lukashenko flies to Sochi for Putin talks

Meeting could be crucial in determining if Belarusian president can weather protestsThe embattled Belarusian president, Alexander Lukashenko, is due to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in talks that could be crucial in determining whether or not he survives an ongoing protest movement against him.Lukashenko’s plane took off from Minsk on Monday morning, and he is due in Sochi, the Black Sea resort where Putin has a residence, for talks in the afternoon. The visit comes a day after L...
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Belarus protests: Lukashenko to meet Putin as unrest continues

It will be their first face-to-face talks since Belarus's disputed presidential election in August.
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Belarus: 100,000 join rally against Lukashenko on eve of Putin showdown

Protesters hold placards criticising Russian support as they march on president’s Minsk residenceAttempts by Belarus’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, to crush popular protests against him failed on Sunday when more than 100,000 people marched on his residence in the capital, Minsk, with other demonstrations across the country.There was no sign that the anti-Lukashenko movement is declining or fading away. Instead protesters took to the streets in huge numbers for the fifth weekend in a row, de...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Belarus, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko


Belarus protests enter 6th week, still demand leader resign

More than 100,000 demonstrators calling for the authoritarian president of Belarus to resign marched through the capital of Minsk on Sunday as the daily protests that have gripped the nation entered their sixth week. Many in the crowd, which the human rights group Viasna estimated as numbering more than 150,000, carried placards critical of Russia, reflecting concerns about President Alexander Lukashenko’s planned meeting on Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It would be their first...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Belarus, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Viasna


Belarus protests: Opposition keeps up pressure on Lukashenko

At least 250 people are arrested, ahead of the latest of several weeks of mass protest.
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10,000 women march to demand that Belarus president resign

About 10,000 women marched noisily through the Belarusian capital on Saturday, beating pots and pans and shouting for the resignation of the country’s authoritarian president in the 35th consecutive day of large anti-government protests. Many carried portraits of Maria Kolesnikova, a leader of the opposition Coordination Council that is seeking a new presidential election for the ex-Soviet nation of 9.5 million people. Lukashenko refuses to meet with the council, and most of its leaders have b...
Tags: News, Belarus, Lukashenko, Coordination Council, Maria Kolesnikova


Belarus’s female revolution: how women rallied against Lukashenko

Protests aimed at toppling autocratic leader have been led by women and show no sign of slowingOne evening last week, a stylised image of the Belarusian opposition leader, Maria Kolesnikova, was projected on to the wall of a Minsk apartment block.Mocked up to look like the famous Soviet war poster The Motherland Calls, the image created by Anna Redko shows Kolesnikova heroically holding out a torn passport – a reference to her actions on the border with Ukraine on Tuesday when Alexander Lukashen...
Tags: Europe, World news, Ukraine, Belarus, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Kolesnikova, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Maria Kolesnikova, Anna Redko


Belarus: dozens of peaceful female protesters thrown into vans by riot police

Rally in Minsk against disputed re-election of Lukashenko was attended by thousandsBelarusian riot police detained several dozen women demonstrators and threw them into vans, as thousands took to the streets of the capital to protest against police violence and electoral fraud.Before a massive protest expected on Sunday, columns of female protesters gathered in central Minsk for a peaceful women’s protest. Some beat saucepans with ladles and others chanted “Bring back our Masha”, referring to op...
Tags: Europe, Protest, World news, Belarus, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Maria Kolesnikova


Sandvine Inc., the U.S. company whose technology helped Belarus block much of the internet during a disputed presidential election last month, promotes its wares with a stark selling point: it can be used to “blacklist” as many as 150 million websites. The private-equity-backed technology firm demonstrated its equipment to a government security team in Belarus in May, two people with knowledge of the matter said, and its marketing materials boast of the blacklisting capabilities, according to do...
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Belarus tech industry rallies around arrested PandaDoc colleagues in new video

In the wake of the arrest of four employees of San Francisco-based startup PandaDoc, the tech industry in Belarus has rallied support for the company and the pro-democracy movement in the country. Representatives of the tech community recorded a video which has had wide circulation on social media, supporting the detained employees. “Our strength is in solidarity,” they say in the video, which also has English subtitles, and which features a litany of tech industry workers, many of whom say...
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Can Belarus protesters topple Europe's last dictator? – video explainer

Thousands of Belarusians have defied beatings and arrests to demand the resignation of the country's authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, after he claimed victory in an election they say was rigged. Protesters have flooded Belarus's capital, Minsk, every week for a month to call for new, free and fair elections, as well as an end to police violence. But Lukashenko has held on with the support of the police and military. Can the protesters topple the man often called Europe's last dictator...
Tags: Europe, Protest, World news, Belarus, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko


Putin holds key to Belarus crisis as Lukashenko heads to Moscow

With a stalemate in Minsk, the next chapter of Belarusian history may be written in the KremlinCriminal charges, kidnappings, bags over the head and death threats: the Belarusian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has deployed all the resources of his repressive apparatus this week in an attempt to suffocate the growing protest movement against his continued rule as he prepares for a crucial meeting with Vladimir Putin in Moscow.Lukashenko has made it crystal clear he has no intention of stepping dow...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Moscow, Belarus, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Moscow Lukashenko


Lukashenko's love of being photographed with guns suggests he might be worried about the loyalty of his inner circle

Western security experts believe Lukashenko wants to be sure he is never the only unarmed man in the room, just in case his inner circle gets ideas.
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Lukashenko's love of being photographed with guns suggests he might be worried about the loyalty of his inner circle

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko wipes his face as he gives a speech to his supporters following the announcement of disputed election results on August 9. Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has been repeatedly photographed wearing military gear while holding a gun.
 His 15-year-old son is now also one of his armed bodyguards. Western security experts believe Lukashenko wants to be sure he is never the only unarmed man in the room, just in ...
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Lukashenko reportedly tells Russian TV the U.S. is orchestrating the Belarus protests

In his first sit-down interview since anti-government protests swept the nation, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko made a slight concession, The Guardian reports — the so-called "last dictator in Europe," who has held his post for 26 years, acknowledged he "may have sat in the president's chair a little too long." But, other than that, he denied responsibility for the unrest, instead pointing a conspiratorial finger at the United States, and reiterated that he does not plan on steppi...
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Lukashenko: If Belarus collapses, Russia is next – video

During an interview with Russian journalists, Alexander Lukashenko said the massive protests in his country have been ‘tragic’ for him but insisted that he has retained the support of most of the country. The Belarusian president blamed the US for instigating the protests and warned Russia that it could face similar demonstrations in the future.Belarus: Lukashenko vows to stay in first interview since protests Continue reading...
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Putin is using RT to double down in Belarus: 'If you arrest the right 500 people, the other 100,000 won't show up'

File photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Sochi. Reuters Russia's Putin sent staff from RT, the Russian-controlled TV channel, to state media stations in Belarus — a signal that he does not want protestors to push Belarus's Lukashenko out of power. "Putin has decided to fully back Lukashenko to prevent him from falling to this popular uprising," a NATO military official told Insider. "This is the first stage of propping up your d...
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Belarus activist resists effort to deport her to Ukraine

By YURAS KARMANAU | Associated Press KYIV, Ukraine — A leading opposition activist in Belarus was held on the border with Ukraine on Tuesday after she resisted an attempt by authorities to deport her as part of government efforts to end a month of protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. Maria Kolesnikova, a member of the Coordination Council created by the opposition to facilitate talks with the longtime leader on a transition of power, was detained Monday in the capital o...
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