Vitaly Shishov posing for a photo in Kiev.  The Belarusian activist was found dead in a park in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Handout/Facebook page of Vitaly Shishov/AFP via Getty Images

Belarusian pro-democracy groups have blamed the country’s autocratic regime for the death of an opposition activist who was found hanged, as one of th(...)

Belarusian opposition activist Roman Protasevich at  a foreign ministry  press conference on June 14th. Photograph: Ramil Nasibulin/EPA

Belarus has moved dissident blogger Roman Protasevich and his girlfriend Sofia Sapega to house arrest a month after President Alexander Lukashenko’s r(...)

A sniffer dog checking the luggage of passengers in front of a Ryanair flight carrying  Roman Protasevich, in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: EPA

Ireland has called for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in which a dissident journalist (...)

In a video posted online on Monday, dissident journalist Roman  Protasevich said he is in good health and confessed to instigating unrest. Photograph: Telegram Channel Nevolf/AFP via Getty

Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Tuesday there was no doubt dissident journalist Roman Protasevich had been tortured, as she(...)

Protesters in Poland demand freedom for Belarus opposition activist Roman Protasevich a day after a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius carrying the dissident journalist was diverted while in Belarusian airspace. Photograph: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP via Getty

President of the United States Joe Biden said he applauded European Union efforts to impose economic sanctions against Belarus over the forced landing(...)

 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko: Strategically, the timing of the incident is deeply risky, as EU leaders can co-ordinate a response on Monday. Photograph: Pavel Orlovskiy/EPA

Belarusian autocrat Alexander Lukashenko’s timing in forcing down a Ryanair flight to seize a journalist who was on board has provided European Union (...)

Police officers detain a journalist Roman Protasevich attempting to cover a rally in Minsk in 2017. Photograph: EPA

Authorities in Belarus scrambled a fighter jet and flagged what turned out to be a false bomb alert to force a Ryanair plane to land on Sunday and the(...)

Police officers detain a woman during an opposition rally in Minsk, Belarus, on Saturday. Photograph: AP Photo/TUT.by

Police in the capital of Belarus have cracked down sharply on a women’s protest march demanding the resignation of the country’s president. Officers (...)

Protesters against Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk on Monday. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Belarus jailed two opposition leaders for 10 days on Tuesday as the government pursued a crackdown on the few figures still at large, while schooltea(...)

Nina Braginskaya holds a historical flag of Belarus during a protest in Minsk. Photograph: AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka

Authorities in Belarus have blocked more than 50 news media websites reporting on how the country has been shaken by two weeks of protests demanding t(...)

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