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Tens of thousands march against Lukashenko as hackers leak police details

Tens of thousands march against Lukashenko as hackers leak police details

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Tens of thousands of people marched through the Belarusian capital Minsk on Sunday, calling for the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko in the sixth straight weekend of protests.It comes as hackers leaked the personal details of more than 2,000 senior police officers in two batches, pledging that "no one will remain anonymous, even under a balaclava", amid reports of violent crackdowns targeting demonstrators. At least 10 people were detained on Sunday, according to the Russian news agency TASS, which quoted a police spokesperson. Human rights group Spring-96 said at least 196 people were detained across the whole of the county. ...
Belarus leader Lukashenko disparages protests as US plan

Belarus leader Lukashenko disparages protests as US plan

World
MOSCOW -- Belarus' authoritarian leader on Wednesday sought to disparage protesters demanding his resignation for a sixth straight week following a disputed election by accusing the United States of fomenting the unrest.In a long speech to top officials, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko ranted against the alleged U.S.-led plan to destabilize the country and claimed that American allies in Europe have participated in the effort that took years to prepare, part of his attempts to cast the opposition as Western stooges.Lukashenko didn't provide evidence to back his claim that the U.S. had any involvement in the demonstrations.His main challenger in the election, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, dismissed his comments as an attempt to divert public attention from rigging the vote and the vio...
‘Happy birthday, you rat’: Protesters target Lukashenko on 66th birthday

‘Happy birthday, you rat’: Protesters target Lukashenko on 66th birthday

World
Tens of thousands of protesters have rallied in Minsk in opposition to Alexander Lukashenko, with many directing chants of "happy birthday, you rat" towards the embattled Belarusian president.Mr Lukashenko, who refuses to stand down over election rigging claims, spent his 66th birthday on Sunday at his residence in the capital, where he was again pictured carrying an automatic rifle. He received a congratulatory phone call from Russian president Vladimir Putin, who extended him an invitation to visit Moscow - a sign of the Kremlin's support for the Belarusian leader amid the threat of Western sanctions. 'There were blood smears on...
EU imposes sanctions on Belarus as Lukashenko orders police to clear the streets

EU imposes sanctions on Belarus as Lukashenko orders police to clear the streets

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The European Union has announced financial sanctions against those involved in electoral fraud in Belarus.European Council President Charles Michel said the bloc does not recognise the result of a contentious election which saw incumbent president Alexander Lukashenko claim 80% of the vote. "The EU will impose shortly sanctions on a substantial number of individuals responsible for violence, repression and election fraud," he said at the end of an emergency summit of EU leaders. Image: Belarusian President Lukashenko has ruled the country for 26 years As hundreds more protesters defied a new order from President Lukashenko and gathered on the streets of Minsk for continued demonstrations, Mr Michel said the situation in Belarus is "in...