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Day 51 – Alexievich leaves Belarus

Day 51 – Alexievich leaves Belarus

None of the seven members of the top leadership of the opposition’s Coordination Council are operating freely within the country at the moment. Some of these people were arrested, most of them are in exile. The last one – Svetlana Alexievich, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, left for Germany.

Day 50 – Further Sunday’s protests

Day 50 – Further Sunday’s protests

Traditionally, on Sunday, a weekly culmination of the peaceful protests against the Lukashenko’s regime took place. Several tens of thousands of people took part in the protest in Minsk, fewer than in previous Sunday marches. This march was announced as a symbolic inauguration of Tsikhanouskaya.

Day 47 & 48 – State TV hacked by cyber-partisans

Day 47 & 48 – State TV hacked by cyber-partisans

In response to the EU’s announcement to impose sanctions on Belarus, the Belarusian Foreign Minister – Vladimir Makei, said that these sanctions would be “nothing but attempts to bring chaos and anarchy to [their] country to make Belarus lose many years of development.”

Day 45 – Sanctions for Lukashenko will be delayed

Day 45 – Sanctions for Lukashenko will be delayed

The Viasna Human Rights Center announced that since the beginning of the presidential campaign in Belarus over 250 criminal cases have been initiated against campaign participants and staff in addition to people taking part in post-election protests.

Day 44 – More Russian troops in Belarus, EU is debating sanctions

Day 44 – More Russian troops in Belarus, EU is debating sanctions

The effects of Lukashenko’s conversation with Putin in Sochi and shortly after Sergey Shoygu’s visit to Minsk are already becoming visible. On Monday, the Belarusian Ministry of Defense informed that about 1,000 Russian soldiers will take part in the second stage of the Slavic Brotherhood maneuvers (September 22-25).

Day 39 – Shoygu in Minsk, Lukashenko on the Western Conspiracy

Day 39 – Shoygu in Minsk, Lukashenko on the Western Conspiracy

On Wednesday, after the meeting with the Minister of Defense of Russia – Sergey Shoygu, Lukashenko announced that he approached Russia regarding new types of armaments. This was supposed to take place in a conversation with Putin in Sochi. However, the Kremlin denied Lukashenko’s words the same day.

Day 38 – Criticism from the EU, Vatican joins the case

Day 38 – Criticism from the EU, Vatican joins the case

Tuesday, September 15, was marked by further sentences for weekend detainees as well as new detentions of protesters. According to the independent Human Rights Center “Viasna,” at least 270 sentences were handed down in Belarus on that day.

Day 37 – Lukashenko in Sochi, Russian soldiers in Belarus

Day 37 – Lukashenko in Sochi, Russian soldiers in Belarus

On Monday, September 14, a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko took place at the Russian President’s residence in Sochi. This is the first foreign visit of the Belarusian president after the August 9 election.

Day 36 – Another Sunday of mass protests

Day 36 – Another Sunday of mass protests

The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs informed in the evening of September 13 that several hundred people were detained on that day, including over 400 in Minsk. The largest protest took place in the capital. About 150,000 people took to the streets.

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