In recent months Belarusians have steadily asked Alexander Lukashenko to leave office. Their popular movement demonstrates how democratic renewal is done.
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In protests against Belarus’s Alexander Lukashenko, Europe’s last dictator, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya has been a prominent figure. VOA interviewed her.
Belarus has continued its repression of pro-democracy protests. Some 17 journalists covering the protests have seen their accreditations revoked.
Alexander Lukashenko has been the President of Belarus since 1994. The political opposition has stepped up protests for his resignation.
Belarus has witnessed pro-democracy protests directed at its dictator, Alexander Lukashenko. Theater director Pavel Latushko was dismissed in repression.
Belarusian authorities have carried out concerted attacks on media freedom over the years that directly affect the climate in which news media will cover.
Belarus seeks better ties with West though this provokes “hysterics” from its traditional ally Russia, long-serving President Alexander Lukashenko said.
Authorities in Belarus have thwarted the opposition’s attempt to hold a rally and have detained several
Belarusian authorities on Sunday arrested around 30 protesters ahead of a banned opposition march in Minsk
Former Soviet republic Belarus has blocked a top opposition website for spreading “illegal” content, the information ministry