Belarus: Opposition Spokeswoman Threatened With Deportation By Authorities

Anna Krasulina, spokeswoman for the opposition United Civil Party (UCP), has been ordered to leave Belarus by the authorities. Over recent years Aleksandar Lukakeshenka’s government has sought to present itself as liberalising and moving towards the West. The case of Anna Krasulina, and those involving other opposition and media representatives, however, demonstrates that the actions … Continue reading Belarus: Opposition Spokeswoman Threatened With Deportation By Authorities

Belarus: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same…

  Arrests on Freedom Day: On 25 March around 1500 opposition supporters gathered in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, to mark the 99th anniversary of the founding of the, short-lived, Belarusian People’s Republic in 1918. The authorities responded with force, sending in riot police to detain 700 people who had been participating in the rally or … Continue reading Belarus: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same…