A group of alleged victims of the Belarus regime have filed a case in a Paris court against visiting Belarusian Interior Minister Anatoly Kuleshov.
The outgoing president of the European Parliament says the prosecution in Ukraine of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has set back relations between Kyiv and Brussels.
Medical personnel have begun forcibly feeding a jailed political activist on hunger strike in eastern Belarus.
Millions of Belarusian rubles raised by supporters of a jailed Belarusian human rights activist have been wired to the state treasury to pay a court-ordered fine.
U.S.-based pro-democracy group Freedom House calls popular uprisings that have swept the Arab world the greatest challenge to authoritarian rule since the collapse of Soviet communism.
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.