A jailed former Belarusian presidential candidate has been placed in solitary confinement and an opposition activist transfered to a "closed regime" prison for violating rules.
The friends and colleagues of a political activist jailed in eastern Belarus have been prevented from visiting him on his birthday.
A jailed Belarusian activist will face a review to decide if he will be sent to a stricter penitentiary for violating his "labor camp's internal order."
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Jailed former Belarusian presidential candidate Mikola Statkevich has been given a three-year prison term in a harsher penitentiary for alleged "constant violation of the labor camp's internal regulations."
The lawyer of jailed Belarusian journalist Alyaksandr Barazenka has not been allowed to see his client at a Minsk detention center.
A journalist for the independent Belsat tv satellite channel was sentenced to 11 days in prison for filming an unsanctioned rally in front of KGB headquarters in Minsk.
A Belarusian official has called for the head of the country's largest granite quarry to resign amid employee protests.
A law restricting the use of the Internet by Belarusian firms and state institutions has come into force.
U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law a strengthened sanctions regime for Belarus in response to the government's crackdown on protesters following the controversial reelection of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka in 2010.
A Belarusian state television channel has suspended broadcasts of the Euronews channel, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
On January 1, Denmark takes over the rotating EU presidency for a six-month stint likely to focus on the continuing economic crisis in the teetering eurozone.