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# belarus - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Ireland 'deeply troubled' by Belarus' threat to take children from protester parents

More than 700 people were jailed following latest anti-government protests in Belarus, the country’s interior ministry said on Monday.

# belarus - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Human rights group says over 500 arrested following Belarus protests

In the capital Minsk, police wielded clubs and used tear gas and water cannon to disperse thousands of demonstrators.

# belarus - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Thousands rally in Belarus after opposition protester's death

A former soldier died in Belarus after he was arrested in the capital earlier this week.

# belarus - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

EU launches sanctions against Belarus leader Lukashenko

Envoys from member states have given the green light to freeze Lukashenko’s assets.

# belarus - Monday 2 November, 2020

'With its Security Council seat, Ireland has a unique opportunity to defend democracy in Belarus'

We must now take the lead in defending a European country in which democracy is under attack, writes Fianna Fáil TD Jim O’Callaghan.

# belarus - Monday 26 October, 2020

Strikes in Belarus as protests against president continue

There have been protests in Belarus since early August.

# belarus - Sunday 25 October, 2020

Protesters demand resignation of Belarus leader amid threat of strikes

More than 200,000 people swarmed the streets of the country’s capital, Minsk.

# belarus - Sunday 18 October, 2020

Tens of thousands march in Belarus despite police threat to open fire

More than 100 people have been detained by Belarusian police as thousands protest.

# belarus - Monday 12 October, 2020

Belarus threatens to fire on anti-Lukashenko protesters as demonstrations rumble on

EU foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions personally targeting the strongman leader.

# belarus - Sunday 27 September, 2020

'It's clear he has to go': Macron calls for Belarus president Lukashenko to resign

Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Belarus since 9 August elections.

# belarus - Thursday 24 September, 2020

Hundreds more detained in Belarus over protests against president

Alexander Lukashenko was unexpectedly sworn in to his sixth term in office yesterday.

# belarus - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremony

Huge protests have taken place over the re-election of Alexander Lukashenko, which the opposition says was rigged.

# belarus - Monday 21 September, 2020

Simon Coveney meets 'extraordinary' Svetlana Tikhanovskaya at EU meeting on Belarus' future

The Belarusian opposition leader is in Brussels as the EU prepares sanctions to support her battle against the Minsk regime.

# belarus - Sunday 20 September, 2020

100,000 join march as protests continue in Belarus

Protests began on August 9 after a disputed election result.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Russian spy chief accuses US of fomenting Belarus protests as opposition ally is charged

Protesters in Belarus are seeking the resignation of Alexander Lukashenko, denouncing his landslide re-election in August.

# belarus - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Tens of thousands rally in Belarus amid mass arrests

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

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figures being held in national security probe, according to investigative committee

They join a number of top critics of Alexander Lukashenko already in jail.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - Monday 7 September, 2020

Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova 'kidnapped'

Hundreds of people were detained by police after weekend protests.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - 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”.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - Monday 17 August, 2020

Simon Coveney says Ireland does not accept the result of the Belarussian presidential election

He said he is “deeply concerned” by human rights abuses in the country.

'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”.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

European Union threatens tough sanctions over vote-rigging and violent clashes in Belarus

Protests have erupted into violence in Belarus in retaliation against election results.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - 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.

# belarus - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Belarus braces for protests as incumbent Lukashenko appears to win presidential election

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the ex-Soviet country since 1994, making him Europe’s longest serving leader.

# belarus - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

From The42 'Frankly not comprehensible' - Eyes of the world on Belarusian football Playing On

'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.

# belarus - Monday 9 September, 2019

From The42 Watch: Daniel James continues impressive form with curling winner for Wales On A Roll This post contains videos

Watch: Daniel James continues impressive form with curling winner for Wales

The Man United winger’s first-half strike made it back-to-back victories for Ryan Giggs’ side.

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