Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko claimed on Monday that no one had been beaten or tortured by his security forces. Photograph: Dmitry Astakhov/AFP via Getty Images

The United States, Canada and Britain have imposed new sanctions on Belarus as its veteran leader, Alexander Lukashenko, said the West risked provokin(...)

A woman during a protest in Minsk in August, 2020. Photograph: Sergei Gapon/AFP via Getty

The pro-democracy movement in Belarus is defiant as the Lukashenko regime jails and exiles critics When Belarusian police raided the media organ(...)

Belarusian Olympic athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya told a press conference in    Warsaw: ‘Right now I feel much better here, I feel that I’m safe and a lot of people support me here.’ Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty Images

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said on Thursday her husband is on his way to Poland as the couple look to make a new life for themselves (...)

Detained migrants at the migrant detention centre in Vydeniai, Lithuania. The Baltic state has detained more than 4,000 migrants at its eastern border with Belarus this year. Photograph: Toms Kalnins/EPA

The European Union has urged Belarus to stop facilitating illegal migration from the Middle East to Lithuania, which says it is under “hybrid attack”(...)

 Belarusian opposition figures Maria Kolesnikova (centre) and Maxim Znak during a court hearing in Minsk on Wednesday. Photograph: Ramil Nasibulin/EPA

Belarus has put two more leading pro-democracy figures on trial amid continuing repression of its opposition movement, as one of the country’s Olympic(...)