Category : Belarus

Letter to Rt Hon Dominic Raab on Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationRt. Hon. Dominic Raab MP First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Dear Foreign Secretary,  Earlier this week, one of Index on Censorship’s friends and former colleague, journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau, was arrested in Minsk along with his partner, Irina Zlobina. We are extremely alarmed at the news of […]

Letter to the ambassador of Belarus on Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationDear HE Ambassador Yermalovich, Index on Censorship expresses our alarm at the arrest in Belarus of our friend and former colleague, journalist Andrei Aliaksandrau. As you will be aware Aliaksandrau was arrested along with his partner, Irina Zlobina, in Minsk on Wednesday 13 January 2021. We understand that they are both being held incommunicado in […]

Index calls for the release of Andrei Aliaksandrau

alt informationFormer Index writer has been arrested and forced to give a confession for his part in protests

2020: One for the history books

alt informationThe past year has been all about restriction of our freedoms and not just to stop the spread of Covid

Journalists and media freedom under attack in Lukashenko’s Belarus

alt informationVolha Siakhovich writes from Belarus about the current conditions of journalists working in the country

“Who is going to try to seize power?” Caroline Eden talks to Index from Kyrgyzstan

alt informationA journalist in the Kyrgyz capital shares her eye-witness account of the protests with Index on Censorship

Meet the 73-year-old great grandmother squaring up to Lukashenko in Belarus

alt informationNina Bahinskaya has been shoved and restrained, arrested and fined half her pension. What drives her to protest?

How did Belarus come to be ruled by “the last dictator of Europe”?

alt informationThe attack on the people of Belarus today is the result of 26 years of brutal dictatorship, in which basic freedoms were dismantled one by one

Ruth Smeeth: “The brave men and women who refuse to be silenced”

alt informationSummer is supposed to be the quiet time for news - not this year

“Have you ever felt joy from finding out a loved one is in prison?”

alt informationYury Savitsky is one of hundreds who have been detained in Belarus following the disputed elections. His wife Ekaterina tells Index her heart-breaking story

Ruth Smeeth: “In Belarus, Lukashenko has used every tool available to a totalitarian leader”

alt informationWomen wearing white and carrying flowers have marched on Minsk as part of the protests against election result