The trial of a Belarusian reporter and a doctor for contradicting the official account of a protester’s death is just the latest groundless prosecution in the regime's escalating crackdown on civil society, critics say.
Belarus is targeting journalists with trumped up criminal charges to shut down protest coverage, say rights groups.
In his first English-language interview since fleeing Belarus, dissident Kastus Zhukouski tells VICE World News about the cost of opposing Europe's last dictator.
He’s a Witness in the Killing of a Protester by Police. Now He’s Been Charged With Attempted Murder.
Amnesty International says police in Belarus are trying to cover up the death of a peaceful protester with baseless charges against the victim’s friend.
Tens of thousands took to the streets of Belarus, days after the death of activist Roman Bondarenko, who opposition supporters say was beaten by plainclothes security officers.
Riot police used water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades against demonstrators.
Belarusian President Lukashenko has faced six weeks of mass demonstrations calling for him to resign.
Great-grandmother Nina Baginskaya has become a key figure within the movement for taking on riot police and removing their balaclavas.
Former Sanders Aide Jailed in Belarus Is Being Tortured to 'Confess' to Things He Didn't Do, Wife Says
Vitali Shkliarov "has been subjected to extreme psychological pressure and deprived of basic physical liberties" to force a confession, his wife Heather said.
On Sunday, 100,000 people marched on the president's residence.
Maria Kolesnikova is a key figure behind the protests that followed Belarus' disputed election in early August.
The main photo for Belarus on Google Maps, submitted by a suspiciously active account, is actually of a very pretty ocean cliffside in Cornwall, England.