Viktar Ivashkevich

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...

Government preparing to tighten law governing national, local assemblies

  The government is preparing to tighten a law governing national and local assemblies by individuals, opposition politician Viktar Ivashkevich told BelaPAN.

Employee of Mazyr Oil Refinery sues opposition politician Ivashkevich over calls for EU sanctions

An employee of the Mazyr Oil Refinery has filed a lawsuit against opposition politician Viktar Ivashkevich for calling on European Union customers to stop buying petroleum products from Belarus...

Aleh Baybenin’s funeral

The funeral of prominent journalist Aleh Byabenin was held at the Maskowskiya (Uskhodniya) cemetery in Minsk on Monday, BelaPAN reports.

Opposition leaders sign agreement on electoral cooperation

The leaders of six opposition groups on August 24 signed an agreement on cooperation during the forthcoming presidential race, BelaPAN reports.

Opposition leaders sign agreement on electoral cooperation

According to the accord, opposition forces shall conduct a massive campaign to inform all residents of Belarus about the \"dire consequences\" of the government\'s policies and...

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...

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,

Veteran members of Belarusian Popular Front throw support behind rival presidential contender Sannikaw

A group of veteran members of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) announced during a news conference in Minsk on June 23 that they would support presidential hopeful Andrey Sannikaw and not the BPF nominee, BelaPAN

Leader denies that Belarusian Popular Front has split

Alyaksey Yanukevich, chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), told reporters in Minsk on Thursday that rumors of a split in the party were false, as quoted by BelaPAN.

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

Police crack down on protest against Russian troops’ presence in Belarus

Plainclothesmen and riot police on Wednesday broke up a demonstration against the involvement of Russian troops in a military exercise to be held in Belarus.

Opposition groups to hold "Congress for European Values" next month

Belarus’ major opposition groups plan to hold what they have called a "Congress for European Values" in Minsk on June 21.

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.

Video: Opposition stages Chernobyl anniversary demonstration

Up to 1000 people participated in an opposition-organized demonstration in Minsk on Sunday afternoon to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Opposition stages Chernobyl anniversary demonstration in Minsk

A crowd estimated by reporters at up to 1000 people participated in an opposition-organized demonstration in Minsk on Sunday afternoon to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster...

Popular Front stages march to remember Stalin terror victims

A march was staged by the Belarusian Popular Front in Minsk on Sunday to mark Remembrance of Ancestors’ Day (Dzyady) and commemorate Stalin terror victims.

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 adds new names to list of parliamentary nominees

The Political Council of the United Pro-democratic Forces on Sunday added three new names to its list of nominees for this fall’s elections for the House of Representatives.

Opposition coalition adds new names to list of parliamentary nominees

The Political Council of United Pro-democratic Forces on Sunday added three new names to its list of nominees in the coming elections for the House of Representatives, BelaPAN reports.

Video: Police crack down on opposition demonstration in Minsk

Police cracked down on a demonstration that opposition activists attempted to stage in Minsk on March 25 to mark 90 years since the establishment of the Belarusian National Republic, beating up and arresting dozens activists.