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Belarus airs more footage of detained journalist as family call it ‘hostage’ video

The family of the detained activist Raman Pratasevich and members of Belarus’s opposition have decried what they described as a “hostage” video after state television

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From Minsk to Hong Kong, people power just isn’t working any more | Will Hutton

The west’s ineffectiveness in the face of the arrant use of torture, unlawful arrest, savage imprisonment without trial and flagrant abuse of international law, even

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EU pledges €3bn funding for Belarus if it transitions to democracy

The EU has said it will provide Belarus with €3bn (£2.6bn) through grants and loans if the country “changes course”, as the bloc seeks to

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‘Persecuted, jailed, destroyed’: Belarus seeks to stifle dissent

Church bells rang in the city of Byarozawka as hundreds of mourners laid Vitold Ashurak to rest. They draped the white-red-white flag favoured by the

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A state-sponsored ‘hijacking’ – the arrest of Belarus blogger Raman Pratasevich

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Sanctions are imposed by the sanctimonious, and achieve nothing | Simon Jenkins

What should we do about Belarus? It is becoming the North Korea of Europe, its opposition leader in exile, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, told the European parliament

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World aviation body to launch inquiry into Belarus ‘hijacking’

A speedy investigation into the “hijacking” by Belarus of Ryanair flight FR4978 is expected to be launched following an emergency meeting of the UN’s International

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Belarus president calls backlash against plane incident a ‘planned provocation’

Alexander Lukashenko has made his first public remarks defending his grounding of a Ryanair flight last week, accusing the west of launching a “hybrid modern

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Belarus regime uses video confessions as a tool to silence dissent

The videos are formulaic: Raman Pratasevich and his girlfriend, Sofia Sapega, each sit alone in front of a camera in a police station and deliver