Opposition activist Dzmitry Paliyenka declared political prisoner

A number of Belarusian human rights groups have declared opposition activist Dzmitry Paliyenka a political prisoner and demanded his immediate release.

Turkish president scheduled to visit Belarus this month

The Turkish embassy in Minsk is preparing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Belarus, a representative of the diplomatic mission told.

Founder of pro-opposition website said to be denied access to lawyer

The Vyasna Human Rights Center on Tuesday demanded that the detained founder of pro-opposition website be given access to his lawyer.

Lukashenka announces «game-changing» year for economy

Alyaksandr Lukashenka said on Thursday that 2016 should become a «game-changing year» for the Belarusian economy.

Lukashenka calls for full normalization of relations with EU

Belarus needs to continue its policy aimed at the full normalization and expansion of its relations with the European Union, Alyaksandr Lukashenka said at a government conference on April 5.

EU lifts sanctions against Belarusian authorities

The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union decided Monday not to extend the bloc’s restrictive measures against 170 Belarusian citizens, including Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and three companies.

Belarus’ dismal human rights record has not improved, UN rapporteur says

The dismal state of human rights in Belarus has not changed since the October 2015 presidential election, Miklos Haraszti, the UN Human Rights Council’s special rapporteur on human rights in Belarus.

Officials of foreign ministries of seven EU countries to visit Minsk this week

Representatives of the foreign ministries of seven member countries of the European Union will visit Belarus this week.

EU broadens criteria for sanctions against Belarusian individuals, entities

The Council of the European Union has broadened the criteria for imposing sanctions on Belarusian individuals and entities in response to human rights...