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Hundreds Detained In Antigovernment Protests In Belarus.

Riot police in Minsk detained hundreds of people on March 25 during protests against President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government. Protesters chanted "Shame on you!" and "Fascists" as police blocked roads leading to central Minsk, where the opposition supporters gathered to hold a march.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Belarusians Protest In Homel And Brest.

Hundreds of Belarusians protested in Brest and Homel against President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government on March 25.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Sweden cruise, unbeaten Swiss on track for Russia.

Sweden crushed Belarus 4-0 to keep the pressure on their rivals in qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup as Switzerland remain unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Latvia.

- The Daily Star - LB

Belarus cracks down on mounting protests.

Belarusian police have arrested dozens of people after its president warned of a Western plot to oust him. Mounting protests against the authoritarian president have drawn thousands of people in recent weeks.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Freedom Day Protests In Minsk.

Riot police arrested dozens of people in Minsk, where some several hundred protesters gathered to take part in Dzen Voly rallies around the city on March 25 , the latest in a series of events against authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.

- Radio Free Europe - US

In Minsk, Police Crack Down On Antigovernment Protesters.

Riot police in the capital of Belarus arrested dozens on March 25 as protesters gathered to take part in Freedom Day rallies. The protests were latest in a series of demonstrations against the policies of authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. Protesters also took to the streets in other cities across the country.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Hundreds Detained In Antigovernment Protests In Belarus.

Riot police in Minsk detained hundreds of people on March 25 during protests against President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government. Protesters chanted "Shame On You!" and "Fascists" as police blocked roads leading to central Minsk, where the opposition supporters gathered to hold a march.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Belarus protesters arrested while marching against 'parasite' tax.

Dozens of protesters in Belarus were arrested after marching against the country's so-called "social parasite" tax on the unemployed.

- UPI - US

Lukashenko planning official visit to Turkmenistan.

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko is expected to pay an official visit to Turkmenistan on Mar. 29-31, the Turkmen government said in a message.

- AzerNews - AZ

Hundreds detained after Belarus protests.

Belarusian authorities have detained hundreds of people during an attempt to hold a street protest in the capital, Minsk, amid rising public anger over falling living standards and an unpopular tax on the unemployed.

- RTE - IE

Belarus protests: Hundreds arrested after defying ban.

Demonstrators opposed to a tax on the under-employed take to the streets despite a ban.

- BBC - UK

Scores detained after defying Belarus protest ban

Police detain scores attempting to hold banned rally, days after president warns of foreign-backed plot to topple him.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Vyasna: All people detained in human rights activists' office in Minsk released

MINSK - All people detained in the Minsk office of the unregistered human rights center Vyasna on Saturday have been released from the Minsk Pervomaisky interior affairs department, the center said on its website. “They started releasing the detainees from the police department around 3:00 p.m.,” the report ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Belarus Police Arrest Over 400 Protesters; Many Are Beaten

Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital - a human rights group said more than 400 people were arrested and many were beaten. The demonstrators had hoped to build on a rising wave of defiance of the former Soviet republic's authoritarian ...

- Voice of America - US

Belarus police arrest over 400 protesters; many are beaten

MINSK, Belarus — Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the...

- Townhall.com - US

Journalists detained during opposition rally in Minsk

MINSK - Journalists covering the unpermitted Day of Will rally held by the Belarusian opposition in Minsk were detained during the event. The BelaPAN news agency said that its reporter Zakhar Shcherbakov was detained. In addition, two BBC reporters were detained, the agency said. The Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper's ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Unauthorized rally in Minsk ends with detentions

MINSK - The unauthorized opposition rally Day of Will has ended in Minsk. According to some reports, at least 100 people were detained before the rally and during it. The Academy of Sciences area in Minsk, where Belarusian opposition planned to begin the unauthorized rally Day of Will on Saturday, was encircled by police ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Belarus protesters defy ban to march against 'parasite tax'

Thousands march in Minsk on historic anniversary to protest against levy on under-employed.

- BBC - UK

Hundreds detained as Belarus struggles to quell protests

MINSK, March 25 — Belarus authorities detained hundreds of people today during an attempt to hold a street protest in the capital Minsk, amid rising public anger over falling living standards and an unpopular tax on the unemployed. Protesters...

- The Malay Mail - MY

RFE/RL: Belarusian opposition leader Nyaklyaeu detained ahead of protest rally

Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu has been detained ahead of a planned antigovernment rally on March 25. Police also raided the office of the Belarusian human rights group Vyasna in Minsk on March 25 and arrested 57 people, including the group's staff and visitors. The post ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Associated Press: Belarus activists arrested before planned protest

MINSK - Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition activists to mount a large protest march. Authorities banned the demonstration planned for Saturday afternoon and dozens of police detention trucks were deployed in the center of Minsk. The ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

700 hold banned anti-government protest in Belarus' capital

MINSK, Belarus " About 700 demonstrators defied a heavy riot-police presence in the center of the Belarusian capital to hold a banned anti-government protest Saturday.A cordon of club-wielding police blocked the demonstrators'...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Belarus activists arrested before planned protest

Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition activists to mount a large protest march.

- FOX News - US

Belarus Activists Arrested Before Planned Protest

Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition activists to mount a large protest march. Authorities banned the demonstration planned for Saturday afternoon and dozens of police detention trucks were deployed in the center of Minsk. The ...

- Voice of America - US

Belarus activists arrested before planned protest

MINSK, Belarus — Riot police in the Belarusian capital have raided the office of a human-rights group hours ahead of an attempt by opposition...

- Townhall.com - US

Belarusian Opposition Leader Nyaklyaeu Detained Ahead Of Protest Rally

Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu has been detained ahead of a planned antigovernment rally on March 25.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Belarus detains opposition leader ahead of protest

Belarus authorities detained one of the country's leading opposition figures Saturday ahead of a planned protest, in an apparent effort to keep people away

- The Daily Star - LB

Belarusian Opposition Leader Nyaklyaeu Detained Ahead Of Protest Rally

Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu has been detained upon arrival in Minsk after talks with Polish government officials in Warsaw.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Belarusian Opposition Leader Nyaklyaeu Detained Ahead Of Protest Rally

Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu has been detained upon arrival in Minsk after talks with Polish government officials in Warsaw.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Minsk police release Ukrainian journalist Kristina Berdynskykh

The Ukrainian journalist now covering the latest events in Belarus, Kristina Berdynskykh, says she was released, following her earlier report on being detained by local police in Minsk along with a group of another 13 people.

- UNIAN - UA

With 'Nothing Left To Lose,' Belarus's 'Social Parasites' Make A Stand

Driven not by the traditional opposition but grassroots anger, antigovernment protests are sweeping across Belarus, even as fears of a crackdown -- or worse, a Russian intervention -- loom large.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Belarus to get Russian Mi-8 helicopters in April

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Russia's state-owned Rostec, is preparing to deliver a second batch of Mi-8 aircraft to Belarus in April.

- UPI - US

Belarus Rights Group Says Some 130 Jailed As Annual Rally Nears

A Belarusian human rights group says that about 130 activists who have protested against an unemployment tax have been jailed for up to 15 days and will be unable to participate in fresh rallies on March 25.

- Radio Free Europe - US

With 'Nothing Left To Lose,' Belarus 'Social Parasites' Make A Stand

Driven not by the traditional opposition but grassroots anger, antigovernment protests are sweeping across Belarus, even as fears of a crackdown -- or worse, a Russian intervention -- loom large.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Lukashenko, Poroshenko discuss economic cooperation, peacekeeping in Ukraine

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko had a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko on March 23, BelTA learned from the presidential press service.

- UNIAN - UA

Ukrainian journalist Kristina Berdynskykh detained in Minsk

Minsk police have detained a correspondent of Novoe Vremia magazine Kristina Berdynskykh along with 13 other people, she wrote on Facebook.

- UNIAN - UA

A new face in Belarus' anti-government protests: The poor

The half-million Belarusians who can't find work in their country's stumbling Soviet-style economy face an array of hard choices: register with the state employment exchange, which will force them to "public work" for a pittance; pay $250 for failure to register; or risk being jailed for taking part in a rising wave of ...

- FOX News - US

A new face in Belarus' anti-government protests: The poor

MALADZYECHNA, Belarus " The half-million Belarusians who can't find work in their country's stumbling Soviet-style economy face an array of hard choices: register with the state employment exchange, which will force them to "public...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Rival fighters in Ukraine are 'within shouting distance' in some places — risking renewed violence

Thomson ReutersAVDIYIVKA/KIEV - Ukrainian government troops and separatist fighters have drawn closer to each other at several places along the tense front line in eastern Ukraine, monitors say, raising the risk of violent flare-ups that could wreck a shaky ceasefire. At some points, the sides have drawn within shouting ...

- Business Insider - US

Belarus finalises new Shershen ATGM system variant

The Scientific Research and Production Centre of Belarus has finalised work on a new vehicle-mounted variant of the Shershen family of anti-tank guided missile systems . The latest system - which utilises the Ukrainian Luch-developed and produced RK-2 and RK-3 variant ATGMs - is designated

- Jane’s - US

Belarus arrests 26 opposition activists

MINSK, Belarus " Authorities in Belarus say that 26 opposition activists have been arrested in recent days and are facing criminal charges.The former Soviet nation's security agency, the KGB, said Thursday that 26 people had...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Belarus arrests dozens in crackdown, claims weapons found

Authorities in Belarus arrested people who were preparing "mass unrest" after discovering a weapons cache in a separate raid, according to state television. Activists in the ex-Soviet state dispute the official account.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Russian paratroopers to hold drills in Belarus – Defense Ministry

Personnel of Ivanovo-based Airborne Troops group will take part in the joint Belarusian-Russian brigade tactical training involving landing and combat shooting, to be held March 28 - April 6 at one of the training grounds in Belarus, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

- UNIAN - UA

Belarusian KGB detains 26 White Legion, Young Front activists

The Belarusian State Security Committee has opened a criminal inquiry into the training and preparing for participation in mass riots, 26 people have been detained. “The KGB has opened a criminal case over the instance of training and preparing for participation in mass riots (Article 293 part three of the Republic of ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Belarus KGB Detains Suspects As State Pushes 'Armed Provocateurs' Claim

State television reports in Belarus say the country's security agency, the KGB, has detained an unspecified number of people suspected of plotting mass disorder.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Dozens arrested in Belarus crackdown

Belarusian authorities have arrested some 26 people following a wave of major protests against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, state television said Thursday, citing security services.

- The Daily Star - LB

Rani confident of a good show at women's Hockey World League Round 2

New Delhi, March 23 Buoyed after a 5-0 whitewash of Belarus earlier this month, the Indian women's hockey team skipper Rani Rampal on Thursday said she is confident of a top finish at the Hockey World League Round 2, starting on April 1 in West Vancouver. The ace striker said the team gained a lot after working hard in the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Belarus arrests opposition activists after rallies

Belarus arrested at least six opposition activists yesterday as President Alexander Lukashenko cracked down on opponents after a wave of major protests against his authoritarian rule, a prominent local rights group said.

- EurActive - UK

Poland's refusal of Astravyets N-plant electricity a key signal to Lithuania - The Baltic Times

A high-ranking Polish government official has said that the country would not buy electricity from the Belarusian Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant......

- The Baltic Times - US

Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

We, 48 undersigned organizations from 24 countries, strongly condemn the continuing wave of detentions and harassment of peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, anarchists and opposition party members in Belarus.

- KhPG.org.ua - ua

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