As they pursue silencing critical reporting, authorities have ordered the closing of Belarus’s largest independent journalist association.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Belarus. According to Freedom House, the serious and widespread irregularities marred all recent elections". It is known as the last dictatorship in Europe and remains in close relationship with Russia. Also check out our section on World Democracy.
Belarus champion kickboxer Alyaksey Kudzin has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for “assaulting” a police officer during protest.
A Belarusian activist in exile in Ukraine was found hanged in a park near his home in Kyiv early Tuesday, prompting a murder probe.
After feud with her team officials at Tokyo Games Belarus sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya expressed fears of punishment back home.
Sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya posted a short video on social media requesting the IOC to help her avoid returning to Belarus.
Belarusians’ fight for independence, according to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, is a microcosm of authoritarianism vs democracy globally.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya became the face of Belarus’ pro-democracy campaign after her husband, a majoropposition figure was jailed.
Lukashenko’s crackdown on democracy protests in Belarus has led to thousands of dissidents fleeing to neighboring countries.
Belarusian authorities raid independent newsrooms and human rights organizations, imprisoning journalists for their activities.
While the world was distracted with COVID-19 democracy was quietly being attacked globally such as in Hungary, Brazil, Belarus, China.