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Nobel Prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich at her apartment in Minsk. Ambassadors from several EU states gathered at her flat after she said unidentified men kept ringing her doorbell. Photograph: TUT.BY/AFP via Getty

Nobel Prize-winning Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich has accused the country’s president Alexander Lukashenko of terrorising his opponents, as mo(...)

Maria Kolesnikova, one of Belarus’s opposition leaders, who has been detained. Photograph: Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

Opposition activists in Belarus are demanding to know the whereabouts of high-profile protest leader Maria Kolesnikova, after she reportedly foiled a (...)

Belarusian women form a chain in support of the opposition to demonstrate against police brutality and the presidential election results. Photograph: EPA

Belarusian prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into a council set up by opposition leaders, as strongman Alexander Lukashenko battles to (...)