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The memorial stone was set on the site of former Jewish cemetery in Minsk on November 22.

Memorial Commemorating Czech Jews Killed In Belarus Unveiled

A memorial to commemorate the more than 6,000 Jews from Czechoslovakia deported by Nazi Germany to Minsk and killed there in 1945 has been unveiled in the Belarusian capital. More

Belarusian Man Sentenced To Death On Murder Charges

А Belarusian court has sentenced a man to death for two fatal robberies, the second death sentence this year to be handed down in the only country in Europe that still uses it. More

Belarusian Opposition Leader, Activist Fined

A Belarusian court has fined an opposition party leader and an activist for holding unsanctioned rallies. More

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka takes the oath of office during an inauguration ceremony in Minsk on November 6.

Lukashenka Sworn In As Belarusian President Again

Belarus's President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has been inaugurated for the fifth time following an election that was judged by Western monitors to be neither free nor fair. More

UN Rights Envoy Blasts Belarus On Media

The UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus has called on the country to "engage in a broad reform of its oppressive media governance." More

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Nobel Winner Alexievich Calls For 'Revolution In The Minds Of People'

Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian author who won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature, says she wants to use the spotlight cast on her by the award to try to spark a "revolution in the minds of people."

The Fighter And The Writer: Jailed Ukrainian Pilot, Nobel Winner Compare Notes On Putin

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko has sent a defiant letter from her Russian pretrial detention center, belittling Vladimir Putin's macho stunts and thanking acclaimed Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich for her support.

Lukashenka Uses Force, Guile To Stay In Power

No leader in Europe has ruled longer, and Alyaksandr Lukashenka is poised to extend his presidency for five more years when Belarus holds an election on October 11. The vote is unlikely to be free or fair, but after 21 years in power, Lukashenka's dominance is so pervasive that he would probably win if it were.

Nobel Winner Alexievich: What She's Written And What She's Said

The Swedish Academy announced its decision to award the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature to Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich for her writings as "a monument to suffering and courage in our time."
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