Belarusian journalist Katsiaryna Barysevich has been jailed to six months and a fine over her coverage of protests in the country
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In response to the sentencing of two female Belarusian journalists for covering protests, CPJ issued a statement calling for their release.
Police in Belarus have ramped up raids on the homes and offices of pro-democracy activists, journalists, union members, to silence dissent.
Authorities should immediately drop the absurd criminal charges against journalists Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Darya Chultsova.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has nominated Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya for the Nobel Peace Prize.
In recent months Belarusians have steadily asked Alexander Lukashenko to leave office. Their popular movement demonstrates how democratic renewal is done.
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.