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NPR: Here’s what it’s like for migrants trapped between Belarus and Poland

For months, the government of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has accelerated the number of visas it grants migrants seeking refuge from war...

VOA: Poland Fears ‘Armed Escalation’ with Belarus as Migrants Mass on Frontier

Poland has warned of a possible armed escalation on its border with Belarus as thousands of migrants attempt to cross the frontier...

VOA: US, Along With UK and Canada, Slaps More Sanctions on Belarus

The United States, in coordination with Britain and Canada, rolled out new sanctions on Belarus on Monday, the one-year anniversary of the...

NPR: The Women ‘Fighting For Freedom’ In Belarus

Yelena Leuchanka was lying on a cold, hard bed in a detention center in Minsk in late September when she heard other...

VOA: Belarus Dogged by Crackdown on Protesters as UN Human Rights Review Begins

Belarus’s human rights record is in the spotlight as the U.N. Human Rights Council begins its Universal Periodic Review of nations’ rights...

NPR: PHOTOS: Belarus’ Massive And Unprecedented Protests

Nearly two weeks after an Aug. 9 election kept Belarus' authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko in power amid accusations of vote-rigging, massive protests...
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