Court surprisingly acquits Andrey Bandarenka

 A judge of the Leninski District Court in Mahilyow on March 30 acquitted imprisoned human rights defender Andrey Bandarenka who was facing a charge of persistently disobeying orders of the administration of a correctional institution under Article 411 of the Criminal Code.

Lukashenka directs that average pay increase to $500 next year

While visiting the Mahilyow region on Monday, Alyaksandr Lukashenka told the government that average monthly pay in Belarus was not high enough and should increase to $500 in 2017.

EU urged to impose visa bans on three local government officials in Mahilyow region

Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party (UCP), used his meeting with Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius in Minsk on July 25 to ask the European Union to impose an EU entry ban on three local government officials in the Mahilyow region.

Lukashenka appoints new heads of regional police departments in Hrodna, Brest, Mahilyow

Alyaksandr Lukashenka has, by his presidential edicts, appointed new heads of the Hrodna, Brest and Mahilyow regional police departments, reported the presidential press office.

Police in Mahilyow open fire to break up fight

  Two plainclothes police officers had to open fire to break up a fight in Mahilyow on the night between November 1 and 2.

Authorities deny reports of possible outbreak of African swine fever near Mahilyow

  Veterinary authorities have denied media reports that cases of African swine fever may have been registered at a state-owned hog farm near Mahilyow.

Opposition activist in Mahilyow briefly detained by police for demonstrating against Russia’s airbase plans

  Opposition activist Mikalay Hladyshaw was briefly detained by police in Mahilyow for staging a one-man demonstration against the establishment of a Russian airbase in Belarus.

Man sentenced to 17 years in prison for beating his mother to death

  The Mahilyow Regional Court has sentenced a man to 17 years in a medium-security correctional institution for beating his mother to death.

Prominent opposition activist Krystsina Shatsikava dies of cancer at 37

Prominent opposition activist Krystsina Shatsikava died on September 21 at the age of 37 after a long battle with lung cancer.

Holocaust monument in Mahilyow targeted in vandal attack

Unknown vandals on June 3 threw paint over a memorial boulder in Mahilyow that commemorates victims of the Holocaust. According to the local Judaic community, the act of vandalism occurred between 10 a.m. and noon.

Museum in Mahilyow raises enough money to buy 16th-century statute of Grand Duchy of Litva

The Mahilyow History Museum has raised the $45,000 necessary to acquire a copy of the 1588 Statute of the Grand Duchy of Litva from a private collector in Moscow.

Lawyer meets with imprisoned Syarhey Kavalenka

A lawyer on Friday met with opposition activist Syarhey Kavalenka in a prison in Mahilyow.

Some $15,000 already raised toward purchase of Belarusian-language statute of Grand Duchy of Litva

  The Mahilyow History Museum in the eastern Belarusian city has already raised some $15,000 to buy a copy of the 1558 Statute of the Grand Duchy of Litva from a private collector in Moscow.

Mahilyow authorities ban protest against worsening living standards

The Mahilyow City Executive Committee banned opposition activists from staging a small demonstration in the eastern Belarusian city on January 28 to protest plunging living standards.

Wife fears that \"serious provocations\" may be carried out against Sannikaw

  The wife of Andrey Sannikaw expressed fears Wednesday that authorities might carry out “serious provocations” against her husband.

Hundreds turn out for \"silent\" protests in Brest, Mahilyow

  An estimated crowd of about 600 people attended a "silent" anti-government protest in central Brest, said BelaPAN.

KGB continues raids on homes of opposition activists, journalists

In Babruysk, Mahilyow region, KGB officers searched the home of Alena Myadzvedzeva, an activist of the “Tell the Truth!” campaign...

Lukashenka inspects newly built gymnastics complex in Mahilyow

Alyaksandr Lukashenka visited a newly built Gymnastics Palace in Mahilyow on November 6.

Georgian ambassador plays up potential for cooperation with Belarus

Georgia and Belarus have a huge potential for cooperation in various areas, including politics, economy and culture, Ambassador Georgy Chkheidze, who arrived in the Mahilyow region on September 28 on a two-day visit, said in an interview with