Mikalay Statkevich

More than 100 people in Minsk stage protest against military exercise

Former presidential candidates Mikalay Statkevich and Uladzimir Nyaklyayew led a crowd of more than a hundred people who demonstrated in central Minsk on Friday to express protest against Belarus` coming military exercise with Russia.

KGB head will not say whether riot case will reach trial

The head of the Committee for State Security (KGB) declined to say on Tuesday whether a so-called riot case would actually get to court.

Statkevich links his release to authorities' fear of falling-out with West

Prominent opposition politician Mikalay Statkevich suggested on Monday that he may have been released because the Belarusian authorities tried to avoid angering the West too much.

Some 2,500 people protest "parasite" tax in central Minsk

An estimated crowd of some 2,500 people marched through central Minsk on Friday evening to express protest against the so-called parasite tax imposed on non-working people by Alyaksandr Lukashenka's April 2015 decree.+

Council of Belarusian National Congress holds first meeting

Almost two weeks after the body was founded by a number of politicians in an effort to unite the country’s fractured opposition…

Opposition activists demonstrate in Minsk in support of historically national symbols

The demonstrators lined up along Independence Avenue, holding white-red-white flags. Some were handing out white-red-white ribbons to passers-by…

Organizers of congress of opposition forces set to hold the event in Yanka Kupala Park

A congress of pro-democracy opposition forces will be held in Minsk’s Yanka Kupala Park on May 15, organizers announced on Thursday

Stallholders gather outside tax ministry's office to demand abolition of new rules

Some 300 people gathered outside the tax ministry's office in Minsk on Monday to deliver non-food stallholders' petitions demanding the abolition of new rules introduced by Alyaksandr Lukashenka's Edict No. 222.

Some 300 demonstrate in downtown Minsk in support of stallholders

About 300 people staged an unsanctioned demonstration in downtown Minsk on Monday afternoon to demand the abolition of tough new rules for non-food stallholders at markets and shopping centers.

Some 1,000 small vendors demonstrate in central Minsk

About a thousand non-food stallholders staged an unsanctioned protest in downtown Minsk on Monday to demand that Alyaksandr Lukashenka reverse his edict, which they say is impossible to comply with.

Statkevich’s nomination as single presidential contender would be great show of solidarity, rights defender says

The nomination of Mikalay Statkevich as opposition forces’ single presidential contender would be a powerful display of solidarity, human rights defender Valyantsin Stefanovich told opposition news website charter97.org

Eduard Lobaw’s complaint submitted to UN Human Rights Committee

Campaigners for the release of Eduard Lobaw, an imprisoned activist of an opposition youth organization called Malady Front (Young Front), have submitted a complaint to the UN Human Rights Committee on his behalf.

EU removes eight Belarusians from its blacklist

The Council of the European Union on July 8 lifted entry bans and asset freezes against eight citizens of Belarus and placed one Belarusian on its blacklist...

EU removes eight Belarusians from its blacklist

The Council of the European Union on July 8 lifted entry bans and asset freezes against eight citizens of Belarus and placed one Belarusian on its blacklist...

Popularity ratings of all potential opposition presidential candidates combined do not exceed 20 percent, poll finds

The popularity ratings of potential opposition presidential candidates do not exceed 20 percent combined, reported the Vilnius-based Independent Institute of Social, Economic and Political Studies (IISEPS).

Statkevich may be freed if he applies for pardon, Lukashenka says

Former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich may be released from prison if he applies for a pardon...

Polish MEP sends birthday greetings to imprisoned Statkevich

Marek Migalski, a Polish member of the European Parliament, has sent birthday greetings to imprisoned Belarusian Mikalay Statkevich...

Mikalay Statkevich meets with his wife in prison in Mahilyow

Imprisoned former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich talked to his wife Maryna Adamovich through a glass partition for two hours on Tuesday...

Imprisoned politician Statkevich urges Lithuanian prime minister not to meet with Belarusian counterpart

  Mikalay Statkevich, an imprisoned former presidential candidate, has called on Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius to refrain from meeting with his Belarusian counterpart, Mikhail Myasnikovich.

Paval Sevyarynets granted three-day leave

Paval Sevyarynets, co-chairman of Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD), has been granted a three-day leave by the administration of an open-type correctional institution in the Brest region.

Statkevich wants Nyaklyayew to provide explanations over events that preceded post-election protest

Imprisoned opposition politician Mikalay Statkevich has urged Uladzimir Nyaklyayew to offer public explanations over a chain of events that preceded the December 19...

German Social Democratic Party bestows 2012 Willy Brandt Special Award for Political Courage on Mikalay Statkevich

  The German Social Democratic Party (SPD) has reportedly bestowed its 2012 Willy Brandt Special Award for Political Courage on imprisoned Belarusian opposition politician Mikalay Statkevich.

Imprisoned Mikalay Statkevich writes to his wife about his meeting with Vatican’s envoy

The wife of imprisoned former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich, has received a letter from him, in which he writes about his recent meeting with Apostolic Nuncio Claudio Gugerotti...

Imprisoned opposition politician Mikalay Statkevich turns 56

  Former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich, who is serving a six-year prison sentence, turned 56 on August 12.