Ryhor Kastusyow

Crowd celebrates BNR anniversary in Minsk

Up to 2,000 people attended a rally staged in front of the Kastrychnik movie theater in downtown Minsk on Friday evening on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the Belarusian National Republic.

Opposition organizations drawing up preliminary lists of parliamentary hopefuls

 Opposition organizations are drawing up preliminary lists of contenders for this year’s elections for the House of Representatives.

Former presidential candidate appeals fine imposed for commemorating 19th century anti-Russian insurgents

Ryhor Kastusyow, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front, has filed an appeal against a fine

Opposition activists stage traditional Dzyady march

An estimated crowd of about 400 people staged an annual commemorative march in Minsk on Sunday to honor the memory of Stalin terror victims...

Chernobyl anniversary march takes place in Minsk

Up to 800 people took part in a traditional \"Charnobylski Shlyakh\" demonstration staged in downtown Minsk on Friday evening...

Freedom Day demonstration staged in Minsk

Up to 1000 people took part in a “Dzen Voli” demonstration that was staged in Minsk on March 24 to mark 95 years since the proclamation of the short-lived 1918 Belarusian National Republic...

Belarusian Popular Front decides to withdraw its parliamentary candidates

  Delegates to the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF)’s convention held in Minsk this past weekend voted 41 to two to withdraw the party’s 31 candidates in the September 18-23 House of Representatives elections.

Up to 40 activists of Belarusian Popular Front to seek access to ballot in parliamentary elections

The Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) plans to put forward 30 to 40 BPF members for registration as a candidate in the forthcoming House of Representatives elections.

Police drop criminal proceedings against former presidential candidate Ryhor Kastusyow

The 54-year-old Kastusyow was accused of instigating “mass disorder” in connection with a post-election protest staged in Minsk on December 19, 2010...

Information ministry withdraws closure suit against Nasha Niva

  The information ministry on July 12 unexpectedly withdrew its suit seeking the closure of Nasha Niva, a leading Minsk-based private newspaper critical of the government.

Kastusyow attacks fellow opposition candidates in December’s presidential election

Ryhor Kastusyow, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), on Saturday hit out at fellow opposition candidates in December’s presidential election...

Kastusyow says he does not regret what he said to Belarusian Television

Ryhor Kastusyow, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) who was a candidate in Belarus’ recent presidential election, said at a

Five presidential candidates arrested

Five presidential candidates were arrested by police following an anti-Lukashenka post-election demonstration staged...

Ballot-access signature collection stage starts

The groups will be allowed to collect voters\' signatures until October 30...

Seventeen people left in presidential race

A total of 19 people filed applications with the central election commission for the registration of their nomination groups...

CIS long-term observers for Belarus’ presidential election expected to arrive within next few days

CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev, a former chief of Russia’s Foreign Intelligence Service, is expected to head the mission...

Strasbourg court bars France from deporting couple alleged to have been subjected to political persecution in Belarus

According to Y.P., while in Belarus, he was repeatedly arrested and beaten up by the police for his activities as a member of the Belarusian Popular Front...

Belarusian Popular Front\'s presidential nominee calls for broad use of Belarusian in presidential campaign

The Belarusian Popular Front's presidential nominee Ryhor Kastusyow has called for a broad use of the Belarusian language in the forthcoming presidential campaign, as quoted by BelaPAN.

Presidential hopefuls Milinkevich, Kastusyow warn about threat to Belarus’ independence

Opposition presidential hopefuls Alyaksandr Milinkevich and Ryhor Kastusyow have warned that Belarus may lose its independence because of the government's policies, as quoted by BelaPAN.

Belarusian Popular Front urges opposition presidential hopefuls to sign manifesto on protection of national interests

The Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) has called on all opposition presidential hopefuls to sign a manifesto on the protection of national interests, BelaPAN reports.

Agreement on cooperation between opposition presidential hopefuls may be signed next week

An agreement on cooperation between opposition hopefuls during the forthcoming presidential race may be signed at a meeting on August 24, Mikalay Statkevich, leader of the European Coalition, told BelaPAN.

Belarusian Popular Front\'s presidential hopeful pledges not to use foreign funds in his campaign

\"We do not seek foreign political investment because we do not want to lose independence in our activities. My campaign will be financed out of Belarusian sources...

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...