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Women in Belarus are helping activists build a database of security officers’ identities by ripping off their balaclavas and riot helmets at protests

Protesters against President Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus are building a giant database of security officers’ names and personal information. Many of those officers have beaten and detained peaceful protesters, and activists want to hold them accountable. Women, many of whom middle-aged, have been helping build the database by ripping off […]
Women in Belarus are helping activists build a database of security officers’ identities by ripping off their balaclavas and riot helmets at protests
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Putin has no clear options in Belarus

Protests in Belarus are reaching a boiling point for President Alexander Lukashenko, who declared victory last week in what critics are calling a fraudulent election. On Monday, workers at state-owned factories went on strike and booed Lukashenko, and a state TV channel broadcast footage of an empty news desk. Over […]
Putin has no clear options in Belarus
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Belarus said it will release detained protesters after reports of torture and police brutality at demonstrations over its contentious election result

Belarus has promised to release every protester detained during this week’s anti-government demonstrations. Protests erupted following Sunday’s presidential election, which was widely condemned as rigged. At least 6,000 people have been detained. “We will release everyone by 6 a.m.,” the deputy interior minister said Thursday night. Belarus’ interior minister also […]
Belarus said it will release detained protesters after reports of torture and police brutality at demonstrations over its contentious election result
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Belarus state TV broadcast chilling footage of bruised protesters promising to give up after the election was widely condemned as rigged

Belarusian state TV broadcast footage on Wednesday of injured protesters promising never to question the president’s legitimacy again. Alexander Lukashenko claimed victory in Sunday’s general election with 80% of the vote, sparking widespread protests and condemnation that it was rigged. Six thousand people have been detained as of Wednesday, with […]
Belarus state TV broadcast chilling footage of bruised protesters promising to give up after the election was widely condemned as rigged
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Europe’s last dictator got COVID-19 after telling people they could avoid it by drinking vodka and going to the sauna

Europe’s last dictator, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, on Tuesday said he had COVID-19 but has already recovered. “Today you are meeting a man who managed to survive the coronavirus on his feet. Doctors came to such a conclusion yesterday. Asymptomatic,” Lukashenko said Lukashenko previously dismissed fears over COVID-19 as a […]
Europe’s last dictator got COVID-19 after telling people they could avoid it by drinking vodka and going to the sauna