Alyaksandr Kazulin

Valery Fralow dies at 67

Valery Fralow, a prominent opposition figure and retired military general, has died a sudden death in Minsk at the age of 67.

Lithuania has not changed its position with regard to Belarus, foreign minister says

Lithuania has not altered its position with regard to Belarus and continues suggesting that the Belarusian authorities should respect human rights and release all political prisoners, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said Friday in Minsk while meeting with Belarusian opp

Former MP Valery Fralow set to run for President

Valery Fralow, a former dissident member of the House of Representatives, told BelaPAN

Lukashenka turns 56

Mr. Lukashenka was born in the village of Kopys, Vitsyebsk region, on August 30, 1954. He graduated from the history department of the Mahilyow...

Lukashenka: There is no conflict between Belarus and Russia

“Everything that is going on is absolutely subjective. It is an interpersonal conflict, and that is why you should view it this way.”

Russia’s NTV to broadcast interview with opposition politician Alyaksandr Kazulin

Russia’s NTV will broadcast an interview with former presidential candidate Alyaksandr Kazulin on the evening of August 22, the Belarusian service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said, as quoted by BelaPAN.

Opposition leaders drop Rada of Belarusian Intelligentsia as mediator in selection of single presidential candidate

Earlier this month, the Rada shortened the list of potential candidates from eight to just five names: Alyaksandr Kazulin, Syarhey Kalyakin, Uladzimir Nyaklyayew...

Putin denies waging information war against Lukashenka

“For some reason, our counterparts think that scathing media reports are initiated by someone, but this is not true,” hr said. “If anyone believes that they are unfair...

Lukashenka: Belarus will not respond to Russia’s mudslinging with mudslinging

Russia continue this pressure today, the Belarusian leader said. They expect us to be unable to withstand this attack and begin to respond...

Opposition leaders prove unable to adopt procedure for selecting single presidential contender because of lack of quorum

Opposition leaders were unable to adopt a procedure for selecting a single presidential contender at their meeting in Minsk on Monday because of a lack of quorum, Uladzimir Kolas, chairman of the Rada (Council) of the Belarusian Intelligentsia (RBI), told

Belarusian officials angered by broadcasting in Russia of scandalous documentary about Lukashenka

Belarusian officials have condemned the broadcasting by a major Russian TV channel of a documentary implicating Alyaksandr Lukashenka in the disappearances of his political opponents as slanderous and inappropriate on the eve of the Belarusian leader’s important talks with

Opposition figures discuss idea of creating shadow cabinet

Opposition politicians, prominent civil society activists and public figures held a conference at the Johannes Rau International Educational Center in Minsk on June 17 to discuss the idea of creating an “alternative cabinet.”

Milinkevich threatens peaceful street protest in case of ballot-rigging

If the government does not count ballots together with representatives of pro-democratic parties and organizations, they will call for a peaceful street protest, Alyaksandr Milinkevich, chairman of the Movement for Freedom, told reporters in Minsk on May 3 after announcing

Poland’s policy regarding Belarus will not fundamentally change, opposition politicians say

Perhaps, some change will occur in Warsaw’s tactical approaches. The loss of these politicians will certainly have an impact on the government’s position...

Prosecutor General`s Office petitioned to institute criminal proceedings over Lukashenka`s ballot-rigging revelations

Anatol Lyabedzka, chairman of the United Civic Party, and Uladzimir Ukhnalyow, a leader of the Belarusian Party of Communists, on September 24 delivered a petition to the Prosecutor General`s Office, which demanded instituting criminal proceedings over Alyaksandr Lukashenk

Former presidential candidate Kazulin set to establish Association of Political Prisoners

Dr. Kazulin will apply to the justice ministry for registration. He said that if denied it, he would seek a legal status for his organization abroad.

Members of European Parliament visit Minsk

Lithuanian MEP Laima Liucija Andrikiene, who initiated the visit, told reporters that they had come to see the situation in Belarus with their own eyes. She described the visit as brief, intensive and important.

Riot police break up protest against recent arrest of three government opponents

Demonstrators protesting the recent arrest of three opponents of the government were violently removed by riot police from Minsk's downtown Kastrychnitskaya Square on Monday evening.

Associates condemn arrest of three Vawkavysk dissidents

Associates of three dissidents apprehended in western Belarus on February 8 held a news conference on Thursday to condemn the arrests. They branded the arrests as illegal and politically motivated.

Post-election demonstration in Minsk

Some 1000 people demonstrated in Minsk’s downtown Kastrychnitskaya Square on Sunday evening in protest against the likely Western recognition of Belarus’ House of Representatives elections.

Kazulin nominated for European Parliament’s Sakharov prize

Former presidential candidate Alyaksandr Kazulin who was released from prison last month has been nominated for the European Parliament’s 2008...

Kazulin becomes honorary member of Malady Front

  Former presidential candidate Alyaksandr Kazulin has become honorary member of Malady Front, Belarus' prominent youth opposition group registered in the Czech Republic.

Kazulin attends father-in-law’s funeral

Opposition politician Alyaksandr Kazulin attended the funeral service for his father-in-law Ivan Sabalewski in Dzyarzhynsk, a small town some 40 kilometers southwest of Minsk, on August 17.

US charge d’affaires welcomes Kazulin’s release as “important step”

Jonathan Moore, the US charge d’affaires in Belarus, has described Alyaksandr Kazulin’s release as an “important step,” saying that Washington “looks forward to other positive steps.”