Heads of government from eight member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have announced the signing of a free-trade agreement during a meeting in St. Petersburg.
Eight former Soviet republics in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) signed a free-trade agreement today.
A judge in western Belarus has sent a criminal case against a local human rights defender back to police for additional investigation.
A Belarusian activist jailed for an arson attack on a KGB office has been transferred from a labor camp in the eastern city of Mahileu, but his family does not know where he is.
An independent Belarusian journalist detained on his way to cover an opposition gathering was found guilty today of verbally insulting police and fined 105,000 rubles ($20).
A Belarusian activist has been fined 1.4 million rubles ($250) for organizing an opposition gathering in Minsk over the weekend.
Activists in Belarus say they are alarmed by new bills that could cripple opposition to President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's rule.
A Prague court has ruled that former Belarusian presidential candidate Ales Mikhalevich should not be extradited to Belarus.
Officials in the central Belarusian town of Baranavichy have denied activists permission to hold a gathering to show support for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Belarusian officials targeted by new European Union sanctions include a government minister and others involved in the prosecution of a prominent rights activist.
Former Belarusian presidential candidate Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu has been warned again by his parole officer after taking part in an opposition gathering.
Jailed Belarusian, Kazakh, and Kyrgyz human rights defenders have been awarded at the One World-Kyrgyzstan international film festival held in Bishkek.