Poland Vows to Increase Border Security with Belarus

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk visited the authoritarian state’s border with Belarus, which is also the European Union’s outer border, on Saturday and vowed to do more to strengthen security across its eastern border. . Tusk accused Russia’s ally Belarus of intensifying what he called a “hybrid war” against the West […]

Poland Reinforces Belarus Border to Deter Weaponised Immigration

WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland’s defense minister said Thursday that the country is strengthening metal barriers along its border with Belarus to deter illegal immigration. “We are repairing the border wall between Poland and Belarus, and we are strengthening this wall,” Wladysław Kosiniak-Kamisz told private radio Zet. “Spending on these purposes is at an all-time […]

Man accused of insulting Lukashenko online dies in Belarus jail

A Belarusian man in prison awaiting trial on charges of insulting the autocratic president has died in custody, the country’s main human rights organization announced Thursday. The Viasna Center for Human Rights announced that Aliaksandr Kulinić, 51, died on Tuesday in a detention center in the western city of Brest, known for its harsh treatment […]

Belarus raids target opposition-run ‘people’s embassies,’ authorities confirm

Belarusian authorities confirmed on Wednesday that dozens more raids had been carried out against opposition figures suspected of so-called “extremist” activity. The latest crackdown targets efforts by opponents of Alexander Lukashenko’s dictatorial regime to create a “people’s embassy.” The “embassy” aims to counter Belarusian state propaganda in the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, as well […]

Belarus imprisons Catholic activist for insulting Lukashenko

A Catholic activist in Belarus was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday for charges that Western diplomats have denounced as politically motivated, the latest move in authorities’ sweeping crackdown on the country’s civil society. be. Vladislav Belazed, 33, who taught catechism at the Cathedral of the Holy Name of the Virgin Mary in […]

Moscow is waging war on Ukrainian identity, and Belarus is helping

Russia’s war on Ukrainian identity is intensifying. For nearly two years now, the Kremlin has been trying to control its western neighbor through its military means. However, over time, it became clear that another objective of this campaign was the complete erasure of Ukrainian identity and culture. To be sure, this struggle did not begin […]

Belarus’ authoritarian leader tightens control over the country’s religious groups

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) – Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has signed into law a law that significantly tightens control over various religious sects and organizations. The law, published on the president's website this week, requires all sects and religious groups to reapply for state registration, although authorities reserve the right to refuse. Lukashenko signs bill granting […]

Belarus Sentences Newspaper Editor to Four Years in Prison

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) – Belarusian authorities on Friday convicted the editor-in-chief of a prominent independent regional newspaper of “discrediting the Republic of Belarus” and sentenced him to prison, as the country continues its crackdown on opposition. He was sentenced to four years in prison. According to a report by the Belarusian Central Association of Journalists, […]