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# alexander-lukashenko - Friday 18 September, 2020

Belarus president closes borders with Poland and Lithuania and puts army on alert

Protesters have been demanding the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko since the August election.

# alexander-lukashenko - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests

“I came out for freedom,” one protester said today in Minsk.

# alexander-lukashenko - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Belarus police detain dozens of female protesters as thousands take to the streets

A massive protest is expected in Minsk tomorrow.

# alexander-lukashenko - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figure who went missing is detained at Ukraine border

Maria Kolesnikova was detained while trying to cross overnight into Ukraine.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 7 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'

Hundreds of people were detained by police after weekend protests.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 31 August, 2020

Strike leader detained in Belarus as crackdown continues

The arrest is part of an effort to stifle weeks of protests demanding the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Belarus detains more people as protests demanding leader’s resignation continue

The renewed crackdown on protesters comes as authorities crank up pressure on the opposition, jailing several activists.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 24 August, 2020

Taoiseach speaks to Belarusian opposition leader to voice support, amid third week of Minsk protests

The Taoiseach expressed Ireland’s solidarity with the people of Belarus in their pursuit of democracy and human rights.

# alexander-lukashenko - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Tens of thousands take to the streets in Belarus demanding the resignation of the president

Officials warned Belarusians not to participate in “illegal demonstrations”.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

EU rejects Belarus' disputed presidential election result as Lukashenko orders clampdown

Protesters have flooded the streets of Belarusian cities since the 9 August election.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 17 August, 2020

'There will be no new election until you kill me': Lukashenko is defiant as EU leaders to discuss next steps

Lukashenko tried to rally support today but was met with workers chanting at him to “go away”.

# alexander-lukashenko - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko rejects election rerun on seventh day of protests

Lukashenko said earlier that he has support from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

# alexander-lukashenko - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Thousands continue protests in Belarus as president discusses unrest with Vladimir Putin

Crowds gathered in Minsk to honour a protester who died during this week’s crackdown.

# alexander-lukashenko - Friday 14 August, 2020

Thousands join new protests in Belarus capital as president eases crackdown

Today’s crowds in Minsk grew to more than 20,000, filling central Independence Square.

# alexander-lukashenko - Thursday 13 August, 2020

700 more people detained in Belarus as Lukashenko calls protesters 'sheep'

More than 6,700 people have been detained following protests over a disputed election.

# alexander-lukashenko - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

Explainer: Why protests have erupted in Belarus against Europe's 'last dictator'

Alexander Lukashenko just won another presidential election, although the opposition has said it was rigged.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 10 August, 2020

Belarus president brands opposition 'sheep' as protests against election result continue

Dozens were injured and thousands detained hours after Sunday’s disputed vote.

Police and protesters clash amid accusations of rigged Belarus presidential vote

Opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya rejected the results of the exit poll.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

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'Frankly not comprehensible' - Eyes of the world on Belarusian football

The country’s Premier League season continues despite the global pandemic, which has seen the rest of world football shut down.

# alexander-lukashenko - Monday 12 October, 2015

Europe's 'last dictator' re-elected after saying his main rival shouldn't win because she's a woman

Western sanctions in the country, imposed over rights abuse allegations, might soon be lifted.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

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Belarus generals fired after teddy bear invasion

The firings come after a Swedish advertising firm entered the countries airspace and dropped pro-democracy teddy bears from a plane.

# alexander-lukashenko - Sunday 18 March, 2012

Belarus executes men convicted of subway bombing

The EU’s foreign policy chief has voiced concerns over the trial of the men convicted for the April 2011 bomb which killed 15 people in Minsk.

# alexander-lukashenko - Friday 6 January, 2012

Belarus clamps down on access to ‘blacklisted’ websites

President Alexander Lukashenko formalises laws which bar the country’s businessman from using outside online resources.

# alexander-lukashenko - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Lukashenko: Two subway bomb suspects have confessed

President Alexander Lukashenko has announced that two people have confessed to Monday’s bombing of a metro in Minsk, which killed 12 people and wounded more than 200.