Belarus authorities criticised over tape discussing internment camps for protesters

By Matthias Williams KYIV (Reuters) – President Alexander Lukashenko’s main electoral challenger criticised the Belarusian authorities on Friday over an audio recording in which she said a top security official discussed putting people into camps to discourage unrest. Reuters could not independently verify the authenticity of the recording, which was […]

Belarus police fire stun grenades at protesters as opposition threatens national strike

KYIV/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Belarusian police used stun grenades against protesters on Sunday as tens of thousands of people headed towards Independence Palace in the capital Minsk demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko resign. Protesters carrying the red-and-white flags of the Belarusian opposition movement scattered as loud bangs and flashes lit up […]