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Opposition activists stage “National Flag Avenue” demonstration

Opposition activists staged a demonstration in downtown Minsk on Monday evening, marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the white-red-white flag and the Pahonya emblem as Belarus’ state symbols.

Emigre politician Navumchyk makes surprise trip to Belarus

Emigre opposition politician Syarhey Navumchyk arrived in Minsk on Tuesday on his first visit to Belarus in 20 years.

Opposition activists, environmentalists stage anti-nuclear protest in Minsk

Opposition activists protested the on-going construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus during the annual “Charnobylski Shlyakh” (Path of Chernobyl) demonstration staged Tuesday in Minsk on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclea

Permanent council of pro-democracy organizations to be established in Belarus

A decision to establish a permanent council of pro-democracy organizations was adopted at a meeting of Belarusian opposition politicians on April 15.

Ales Mikhalevich arrested on return to Belarus

Former presidential candidate Ales Mikhalevich was taken off a train and arrested by Belarusian border guards early on September 8 as he was traveling to Minsk from Vilnius in a surprise return to the country.

Leader of Belarusian Popular Front skeptical about new Nyaklyayew-led movement

The Belarusian Popular Front’s leader has expressed skepticism about former presidential candidate Uladzimir Nyaklyayew’s plans to establish a new opposition movement.

Second session of pro-independence congress expected to be held in Minsk on June 7

The second session of the Congress for Independence will be held in Minsk on June 7, Alena Anisim, first deputy head of the Francisak Skaryna Belarusian Language Society (BLS), told BelaPAN.

Valery Fralow dies at 67

Valery Fralow, a prominent opposition figure and retired military general, has died a sudden death in Minsk at the age of 67.

Talaka opens office for grassroots work in Brest

The Talaka Civil Alliance for Free and Fair Elections has established an office in Brest that will seek to involve common people in political activities.

Left-wing opposition parties set to hold congress in October

Left-wing opposition parties announced during a conference in Homyel on Tuesday that they were planning to hold a congress in October.

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).

Election authorities in Minsk deny registration to two opposition politicians’ nomination groups

Earlier this month, each of the politicians had his applications for the registration of nomination groups rejected by two district election commissions...

Organizers of People`s Referendum campaign aiming to secure majority support

The main objective of the People`s Referendum campaign is to secure the support of a majority of Belarusians and use public opinion to put pressure...

Zmitser Dashkevich notified that police supervision over him may be extended and tightened

“I have to report to the Pershamayski district police station in Minsk on the first, third and fourth Thursday of each month…”

Dashkevich released following three days in jail

While speaking about his impression of the detention center, Mr. Dashkevich noted that little had changed since his previous spell there…

Opposition youth group called Alternatyva holds founding conference in Minsk

An opposition youth organization called Alternatyva (Alternative) held its founding conference in Minsk on Saturday in an attempt to obtain legal status.

Ten questions shortlisted for People’s Referendum campaign

The organizers of the People`s Referendum campaign have drawn up a list of 10 questions that may be posed to voters within the framework of the campaign...

Opposition youth group demands release of Lukashenka’s imprisoned opponents

  An opposition youth group called Malady Front on October 26 demanded the release and exoneration of all imprisoned opponents of Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

Paval Sevyarynets released

Prominent opposition politician was released on Saturday morning on completion of a three-year \"restricted freedom\" and corrective labor sentence in a correctional institution…

Leaders of opposition coalition meet with Polish foreign minister in Warsaw

The leaders of a recently established opposition coalition met with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Deputy Foreign Minister Katarzyna Pelczynska-Nalecz in Warsaw...

Opposition activist in Babruysk beaten up for parking his car near police station to pick up disabled wife

A police officer in Babruysk beat up opposition activist Vyachaslaw Sheleh in Babruysk on Thursday night when he arrived at the city police department to pick up his disabled wife...

Homyel authorities ban two opposition demonstrations

  The Homyel city authorities have denied permission for two opposition demonstrations.