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Belarusian Police arrest at least 10 people during opposition 'Women's March' in Minsk

Minsk/Sputnik: At least 10 people were arrested during a protest rally in Minsk's northeast near the Kamarouski Rynak marketplace, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Saturday.

Belarus must release opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava, stress independent rights experts

New York: A group of UN independent human rights experts have called on Belarus to release prominent opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava, voicing serious concern over targeting and persecution of opposition politicians by the State.

Belarusian police arresting protesters in Minsk

Moscow/Sputnik: Police in the Belarusian capital of Minsk began conducting arrests among people who gathered for a rally in the city center close to the presidential palace, Natallya Hanusevich, a spokeswoman for the police department of the Minsk City Executive Committee, told Sputnik on Sunday.

Belarus crisis under the spotlight at Human Rights Council

New York: The Belarus Government should end “violent crackdowns” and “increasing repression” against protesters who are still contesting the result of last month's Presidential elections, UN deputy rights chief Nada Al Nashif told the Human Rights Council on Friday.

Belarus: UN chief deeply concerned over use of force against peaceful protesters

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday expressed deep concern over the continued use of force against peaceful protestors in Belarus and detention of those exercising their legitimate democratic rights

Belarus: Ensure ‘full respect’ for workers’ rights during protests, ILO urges President Lukashenko

New York: Voicing deep concern over detention and arrests of trade unionists in Belarus, the head of the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) called on President Alexander Lukashenko to ensure a climate free from violence and intimidation against peacefully protesting workers

Belarus must stop torturing protesters and prevent enforced disappearances

New York: Independent UN human rights experts on Tuesday called on Belarus to stop torturing detainees and bring to justice police officers who have reportedly humiliated and beaten protestors in their custody, as mass demonstrations over the disputed 9 August presidential election continue for a fourth week.

Belarusian security forces detain 125 protesters in Minsk by 13:00 GMT

Minsk/Sputnik: Belarusian security forces deployed special equipment and arrested 125 people during an ongoing anti-government protest in Minsk by 13:00 GMT on Sunday, a spokeswoman for the Interior Ministry said.

Belarus: Opposition holds mass rally in Minsk despite ban

Minsk/UNI: Opposition supporters in Belarus held a mass rally in the capital Minsk on Sunday despite a ban by the government, two weeks after a disputed election gave President Alexander Lukashenko another term in office with an 'overwhelming' majority.

Beijing condemns foreign attempts to Fan unrest in Belarus

Beijing/Sputnik: China opposes any external forces' attempts to create a split and trigger unrest in Belarus, the Foreign Ministry's spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said on Wednesday.

Belarus crisis: Top UN official concerned over torture allegations

New York: In the wake of ongoing electoral-related unrest in Belarus, the top UN official in the country has requested an urgent meeting with authorities focused on the issue of human rights, according to a statement from her office.

UN chief: Belarusians must be able to exercise their ‘civil and political rights’

New York: Closely following the developments in Belarus, Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement on Friday underlining the importance of enabling all Belarusians to “exercise their civil and political rights”.

Ten journalists covering protests remain detained across Belarus - Journalists Association

Minsk/Sputnik: Ten journalists who were detained by Belarusian law enforcement agents after the protests have not been released yet, the deputy head of the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) said on Friday.

UN rights experts express ‘outrage’ at Belarus police violence against peaceful protester

New York: UN human rights experts on Thursday, strongly criticized the level of violence being used by security forces across Belarus against peaceful protesters and journalists, following five days of demonstrations over the disputed presidential election.

COVID-19 cases in Belarus rise to 27,730

Minsk/Xinhua/UNI: Belarus reported 958 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking its total to 27,730.