opposition

Georgian politician said to have financed Lukashenka\'s opponents

  A Russian opposition activist has claimed that prominent Georgian politician Givi Targamadze provided funding to Alyaksandr Lukashenka's political opponents in the 2000s.

Central election commission dismisses calls for public discussion of its proposals for amending Electoral Code

The petition was signed by the Belarusian Popular Front, the \"Spravedlivy Mir\" (Just World) Belarusian Party of the Left, the Hramada Belarusian Social Democratic Party, the Belarusian Party of the Greens, the \"Tell the Truth!\" movement, and the Movem

Foreign diplomats send New Year greetings to convicted opposition politician Sevyarynets

He is serving a three-year “restricted freedom” sentence in connection with a December 19, 2010 post-election street protest in Minsk…

Key opposition forces, politicians sign memorandum declaring intention to defend Belarus’ independence

The memorandum was signed at a meeting in Vilnius on November 3...

Paznyak reveals that he learned about financing of \"Tell the Truth!\" movement from KGB

Mr. Paznyak defended his critical remarks about Belarusian opposition forces made earlier this week in an interview with news site InterPolitTV...

Lukashenka expresses opposition to appointment of young people to top government jobs

  Alyaksandr Lukashenka on Tuesday expressed opposition to the appointment of young people to top government jobs.

Seven opposition organizations set to inform public about \"real\" results of parliamentary poll

  Seven opposition organizations have launched an awareness-raising campaign to inform people about the "real" results of the September 18-23 House of Representatives elections in Belarus.

Five opposition groups say that House of Representatives elections were short of international standards

  Five opposition groups adopted a joint declaration on Sunday saying that the September 18-23 elections for the House of Representatives failed to meet international standards.

Lukashenka bashes opposition parties for withdrawing their parliamentary candidates

By withdrawing their candidates from the House of Representatives elections, opposition parties have "showed that they are nothing," Alyaksandr Lukashenka told reporters in Horki, Mahilyow region, on Friday.

Office of opposition news site charter97.org opened in Warsaw

  The office of the popular Belarusian opposition news site charter97.org was opened in Warsaw on September 14.

Office of opposition news site charter97.org opened in Warsaw

  The office of the popular Belarusian opposition news site charter97.org was opened in Warsaw on September 14.

Opposition, pro-government candidates spar in TV debate

  Anatol Lyabedzka, leader of the United Civic Party, and incumbent House of Representatives member Mikalay Samaseyka traded barbs in a debate broadcast by the state channel Belarus Two on September 10.

Two opposition activists taken off train, searched at border

  Opposition activists Uladzimir Syakerka and Dzyanis Sakovich were taken off a train and searched by Belarusian customs officers at the Lithuanian border late on September 7.

International Federation for Human Rights, Belarusian group denounce fresh conviction of Zmitser Dashkevich

  The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and Belarus’ Vyasna human rights group have denounced the latest sentence imposed on imprisoned opposition activist Zmitser Dashkevich.

Belarusian Popular Front’s parliamentary contender loses his job

  Yawhen Rybakow, a member of the Soym (Council) of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) who was nominated by the party to run for a seat in the House of Representatives, has lost his job, the BPF press office reported on Friday.

Syarhey Kavalenka applied for pardon under pressure

Syarhey Kavalenka applied for a presidential pardon in late June and did that under pressure from the administration of Correctional Institution...

Balloons released in Minsk in show of support for imprisoned opposition activist Dashkevich

  Some 50 balloons carrying an image of imprisoned opposition activist Zmitser Dashkevich were released by his associates in Minsk on July 21.

Election boycott campaigners set to observe voter turnout

  A group of opposition forces campaigning for a boycott of September's parliamentary elections is planning a nationwide effort to monitor voter turnout in the ballot.

Imprisoned opposition politician Statkevich placed in disciplinary cell

  Former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich has been placed in a disciplinary cell in a prison in Mahilyow, according to the opposition politician’s website.

Opposition activist Ivan Amelchanka sentenced to 15 days in jail

  Opposition activist Ivan Amelchanka was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 days in jail, his third jail term within two months.