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Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya refused to fly home from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for criticising sporting officials from Belarus. Photograph: EPA

Two Belarus coaches who cut short sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya’s Tokyo Games have had their accreditation revoked and were removed from the athlet(...)

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”(...)

Greece is reinforcing the Greek Turkish border along the wetlands of the Evros river  with  a five-metre tall fence,  cameras, drones, heavy vehicles and security personnel. Photograph:  Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A violent sweep of Taliban fighters across parts of Afghanistan as United States forces withdraw has caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee a(...)

Belarusians living in Ukraine along with their supporters and Ukrainian activists hold placards during a rally in memory of dead Belarusian activist Vitaly Shishov in front of the Belarusian Embassy in Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Stepan Franko/ EPA

The death of Belarus dissident Vitaly Shishov (26), found hanged in a park near his Kiev home, is being investigated by the Ukrainian police, who have(...)

 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(...)

Belarus athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya waves goodbye as she boards her Vienna-bound flight at Narita International Airport in Tokyo. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya left Tokyo aboard a flight to Vienna on Wednesday, less than 72 hours after refusing her team’s orders to (...)

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(...)

A screen grab taken from a video showing Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya talking on social media. Photograph: ESN/AFP via Getty Images

Belarusian Olympian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya is expected to seek refuge in Poland after refusing to return to her homeland because of fears for her sa(...)

Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said she was taken to the airport against her wishes to board a flight back home after she publicly complained about national coaches. Photograph: Reuters Twitter

A Belarusian sprinter said she was taken to the airport against her wishes on Sunday to board a flight back home after she complained about national c(...)

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