Homyel man sentenced to death for raping and murdering two women

Syarhey Vostrykaw, a 33-year-old resident of Homyel, was sentenced on Thursday to death for raping and murdering two women.

Some 500 vendors stage spontaneous rally in downtown Homyel

The spontaneous rally began at about 4 p.m., with people making angry speeches and chanting, «Give Us Jobs!»

Homyel region sees almost 10,000 Ukrainian migrants since beginning of this year

As many as 9,368 Ukrainian citizens have moved from their country to the Homyel region since the beginning of the year, said the press office of the Council of Ministers.

Opposition activist in Homyel complains to UN Human Rights Committee about demonstrations bans

Eduard Nelyubovich, an activist of the United Civic Party resident in Homyel, has complained to the UN Human Rights Committee about the city g

Young man in Homyel has eyes gouged out in apparent attack by friends high on drugs

A young man had his eyes cut out and his face badly disfigured in an apparent attack by intoxicated friends in Homyel late on July 21, said the interior ministry's press office.

Belarusian killed in Kyiv clashes laid to rest near Homyel

Mikhail Zhyznewski, a Belarusian citizen killed in clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Kyiv last week...

Man gets death sentence in murder retrial

A Homyel man whose death sentence for brutally murdering a young woman was overturned by the Supreme Court of Belarus...

School bus driver in Homyel region caught drunk driving

  Traffic police officers in the Zhytkavichy district, Homyel region, earlier this week caught a school bus driver driving under the influence of alcohol while transporting children to a school.

Opposition activists remember victims of Stalin\'s purges at memorial near Homyel

  Opposition activists on Sunday remembered victims of Stalin's purges, laying wreaths at memorial crosses near Homyel.

Belarusian Christian Democracy leaders meet with local activists in Homyel

Leaders of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) visited Homyel on November 2, meeting with local members of the opposition party.

Supreme Court’s ruling on appeal against death sentence for Homyel man who murdered young woman to be issued on Tuesday

  The Belarusian Supreme Court’s ruling on a final appeal against the death sentence imposed earlier this year on a Homyel man will be issued on Tuesday, October 22, a source at the Supreme Court told BelaPAN. The court heard the appeal on Friday.

Belarusian Party of Left fails to get permission for series of demonstrations in Homyel

Activists of the Spravedlivy Mir (Just World) Belarusian Party of the Left (BPL) have failed to secure permission for a series of demonstrations in Homyel after the city’s police refused to send officers to the events.

Homyel authorities ban two opposition demonstrations

  The Homyel city authorities have denied permission for two opposition demonstrations.

Households in Svetlahorsk district, Homyel region, ordered to slaughter their hogs

  Residents in the Svetlahorsk district, Homyel region, have been ordered by local authorities to slaughter their hogs as a precaution against the spread of African swine fever.

Riot policemen in Homyel climb apartment house to storm drug laboratory

  Riot police officers with rock climbing skills were deployed to storm a clandestine drug laboratory in an apartment building Homyel.

Opposition activists’ wreaths disappear from WWII monument in Homyel

  Unidentified individuals have stolen wreaths laid by opposition activists at a World War II monument in Homyel on May 9 on the occasion of Victory Day.

Man in Homyel region facing hefty fine for killing wood bird

  A man in the Homyel region is facing a hefty fine for illegally killing a capercaillie.

Village in Homyel region grapples with flood water

  A small village in the Homyel region has been enveloped by flood water as the River Prypyats (Pripyat) continues rising.

Opposition activist in Homyel receives anonymous threats for displaying white-red-white flag over his house

  Opposition activist Kanstantsin Zhukowski on Wednesday received anonymous threats for displaying Belarus' historically national white-red-white flag over his house in Homyel.

Human rights defenders in Homyel ask police to charge them over photographs in support of Byalyatski

Leanid Sudalenka and Anatol Paplawny, human rights defenders based in Homyel, have applied to a local police station to charge them for posting photographs...