Anatol Lyabedzka

Opposition activists demonstrate in Minsk

Some 200 people took part in a demonstration that opposition groups staged in downtown Minsk on Monday evening to demand an international investigation into the disappearances of four opponents of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Be

Opposition activists demonstrate in Minsk

The demonstration lasted for about 40 minutes. After participants rolled up their images and signs and were about to leave the scene, plainclothesmen grabbed...

Authorities ban August 16 opposition march

The organizers wanted the march to start at 6 p.m. and run from the square in front of the National Academy of Sciences to Liberty Square in downtown Minsk...

Opposition pushing for European Parliament\'s hearing on disappearances of Lukashenka\'s opponents

Belarusian opposition leaders will ask the European Parliament to hold a hearing on the unsolved disappearances of Alyaksandr Lukashenka's opponents in 1999 and 2000, Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party, told reporters in Minsk on August 12,

Opposition calls for UN inquiry into high-profile disappearances

Opposition politicians Yury Zakharanka and Viktar Hanchar, businessman Anatol Krasowski and journalist Dzmitry Zavadski went missing in 1999-2000.

United Civic Party’s leaders discuss in Moscow coming conference on Belarusian-Russian relations

Yaraslaw Ramanchuk, the United Civic Party (UCP)’s presidential hopeful, has visited Moscow to discuss preparations for a political conference expected to be held in the Russian capital city on August 30.

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.”

Opposition politicians comment on their trip to Canada, US

Anatol Lyabedzka, chairman of the United Civic Party (UCP), UCP Deputy Chairman Yaraslaw Ramanchuk, UCP International Secretary Andrey Dzmitryyew and Uladzimir Nyaklyayew, leader of the "Tell the Truth!" campaign, told reporters in Minsk on Monday about their recent trip t

US Congress to hold hearing on Belarus

The US Congress will hold a special hearing on the situation in Belarus shortly ahead of the country's presidential elections, Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party (UCP), told reporters in Minsk on June 14, as quoted by

Belarusian opposition politicians meet with Canadian prime minister

Anatol Lyabedzka, chairman of the United Civic Party (UCP), UCP Deputy Chairman Yaraslaw Ramanchuk, UCP International Secretary Andrey Dzmitryyew and Uladzimir Nyaklyayew, leader of the "Tell the Truth!" campaign, met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa o

Canada\'s Parliament to hold special hearing on Belarus

Canada's Parliament was expected to hold a special hearing on the situation in Belarus on June 8, said the United Civic Party (UCP)'s press office, as quoted by BelaPAN.

United Civic Party\'s presidential hopeful can steer Belarus out of crisis, Lyabedzka says

Yaraslaw Ramanchuk, deputy chairman of the United Civic Party (UCP), is capable of steering Belarus out of the economic crisis, UCP leader Anatol Lyabedzka told reporters in Minsk on May 31, as quoted by BelaPAN.

PACE suspends high-level contacts with Minsk

The Assembly stressed that it was still prepared to engage in a meaningful dialogue with the Belarusian authorities in response to...

Lukashenka calls on Belarusian nation “not to relax” ahead of presidential election

He has indicated his satisfaction with the results of the recent local elections. “Normal people who are capable of working efficiently were elected,”...

United Civic Party offers government to set up joint crisis think tank

The United Civic Party (UCP) offers the government to set up a joint think tank for devising solutions to the aftermath of the global economic crisis, Deputy Chairman Yaraslaw Ramanchuk told reporters in Minsk on April 21.

United Civic Party announces plans to put forward presidential candidate

The United Civic Party (UCP) has announced that it will put forward its candidate in next year’s presidential election.

Local elections have not made a splash in Belarusian society, opposition leader says

Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party, said on Friday that April's local elections had not made a splash in Belarusian society.

Anatol Lyabedzka fined $350 at his trial in Valozhyn

Anatol Lyabedzka was sentenced to a fine of 1,050,000 rubels ($350) at his trial Thursday in Valozhyn, a city some 40 miles northwest of Minsk, for “disobeying a lawful order from an official on duty”.

United Pro-democratic Forces to hold consultations with national legislatures on Belarus` participation in EURONEST PA

The United Pro-democratic Forces is set to hold consultations with MPs representing the countries that participate in the European Union`s Eastern Partnership, Anatol Lyabedzka, chairman of the United Civic Party, told BelaP

Opposition activists demonstrate in downtown Minsk against political persecution

About 50 people staged an unauthorized demonstration in Minsk's downtown Kastrychnitskaya Square on December 16 to demand an end to alleged political persecution and commemorate the unsolved disappearances of four opponents of the government.

People arrested in police crackdown on peaceful demonstration in Minsk freed without charges

Opposition activists arrested in a police crackdown on a demonstration staged in Minsk’s downtown Kastrychnitskaya Square on October 16 have been freed without charges after being he

About 40 people arrested in police crackdown on demonstration commemorating high-profile disappearances

About 40 people were arrested in a police crackdown on a demonstration staged in Minsk`s downtown Kastrychnitskaya Square on October 16 in commemoration of high-profile disappearances.

About 40 people arrested in police crackdown on demonstration commemorating high-profile disappearances

About 40 people were arrested in a police crackdown on a demonstration staged in Minsk`s downtown Kastrychnitskaya Square on October 16 in commemoration of high-profile disappearances.

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

United Civic Party to suggest another Congress of Pro-democratic Forces

The United Civic Party plans to propose holding another Congress of Pro-democratic Forces, Anatol Lyabedzka, chairman of the party, told BelaPAN.