Anatol Lyabedzka

Opposition activists demonstrate in Minsk on anniversary of former Interior Minister Zakharanka’s disappearance

Opposition activists staged a demonstration in Minsk’s downtown Kastrychnitskaya Square on Thursday on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of former Interior Minister Yury Zakharanka.

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.

Belarus' opposition leaders on plans for 2008

Opposition leaders met with reporters on Tuesday to share their plans for this year and sum up their activities in 2008.

Five opposition activists appeal to Presidential Administration for removal of travel ban against them

Five opposition activists facing a ban on foreign travel have urged the Presidential Administration to lift the restriction, which they say is politically motivated.

Opposition leaders urge West not to recognize Belarus’ legislative elections

“The authorities knew beforehand that voters’ preferences would have nothing to do with the final election returns,” said Syarhey Kalyakin...

Opposition will not recognize elections as fair, politician says

Anatol Lyabedzka, chairman of the United Civic Party and a leader of the opposition coalition United Pro-democracy Forces, said that the opposition would refuse to recognize the parliamentary elections as fair.

Opposition leaders set to be in Kastrychitskaya Square following closure of polls

Leaders of the United Pro-democratic Forces (UPF) told reporters on Saturday that they and other parliamentary candidates representing the coalition would arrived at Minsk’s downtown Kastrychnitskaya...

Police break up demonstration in commemoration of high-profile disappearances

Police aborted an unsanctioned demonstration that opposition activists attempted to stage in downtown Minsk on Tuesday to mark the 9th anniversary of the abduction of opposition politician Viktar Hanchar and businessman Anatol Krasowski, in which high-ranking government of

Opposition coalition delays decision on withdrawal from elections

United Pro-democratic Forces, Belarus’ major opposition coalition, has delayed a decision on whether it should withdraw candidates from the upcoming parliamentary elections until September 21.

United States is ready to talk with Belarusian authorities about parliamentary campaign, opposition politician says

We talked about the need to have a dialogue on a reciprocal basis, which means that if Belarus has made a step...

Belarusian Popular Front team wins Freedom Cup soccer tournament in commemoration of Henadz Karpenka

  A team of the Belarusian Popular Front won a traditional “Freedom Cup” soccer tournament held in Minsk on Saturday in commemoration of prominent Belarusian politician and statesman Henadz Karpenka (1949-99).

Warning issued to opposition politician Lyabedzka for violating rules governing stay in border zone

Border security authorities on July 18 issued an official warning to Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the opposition United Civic Party (UCP) and co-chairman of the United Pro-democratic Forces, for violating rules governing stay in a border zone,

Opposition leaders comment on formation of district election commissions

Leaders of the United Pro-democratic Forces (UPF), an opposition coalition, held a news conference in Minsk on July 17 to comment on the results of the formation of district election commissions for this fall’s elections for the House of Representatives.

PACE subcommittee to hold debate on situation in Belarus on Tuesday

The subcommittee on Belarus in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) will hold a debate...

Video: Trial of opposition activist Andrey Kim

The trial of opposition activist Andrey Kim began in Minsk’s Tsentralny District Court on April 1 but was soon postponed indefinitely, as Judge Alena Ilyina agreed with the prosecution that the criminal charges against the young man be merged into one case.

Video: Opposition leaders tell reporters about effort to improve electoral regulations

Opposition leaders held a news conference in Minsk on March 31 to tell reporters about their effort to have electoral regulations improved.

Video: Political Council of United Pro-democratic Forces approves strategy of participation in parliamentary elections

The Political Council of United Pro-democratic Forces, at its meeting in Minsk on February 10, approved a strategy of the opposition coalition’s participation in this year’s parliamentary elections.

Opposition politicians describe Georgia’s presidential vote as democratic

Ales Mikhalevich, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front, expressed certainty that there would be no major changes in Belarusian-Georgian relations...

Eased visa procedure for Belarusians traveling to Europe may become an important result of recent conference in Berlin, opposition leader says

An eased visa procedure for Belarusian citizens traveling to Europe may become one of the most important results of a recent conference in Berlin, Anatol Lyabedzka, a participant...

Council of Europe ready to assess documents of Belarusian opposition's shadow cabinet

The Council of Europe is ready to give an assessment to papers drawn up by the National Committee of Pro-democracy Forces, a shadow cabinet established...

Second Congress of Pro-democratic Forces to be held in May

The Second Congress of Pro-democratic Forces will be held in May. A decision to this effect was made at a meeting held the opposition coalition's leaders...

United Civic Party leader pays tribute to late opposition politician Karpenka

Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party (UCP), said that the late Henadz Karpenka had played an extremely important role in the opposition...

Opposition coalition offers government help in handling Chernobyl aftermath

Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party (UCP), has suggested that opposition forces and the government should form a working group to consider cooperating in the alleviation of the aftermath...

Organizing committee adopts plan of opposition's March 25 demonstration

The "Dzen Voli" (Freedom Day) demonstration is to include a rally featuring a theatrical show, songs, and speeches...