Yara International has announced it will wind down purchases of potash from Belarus by April due to international sanctions. The Belarusian diaspora regularly protested against Yara’s cooperation with the regime-owned enterprise.
A 27-year-old resident of Rechytsa died on New Year’s Eve in the hospital, where he was brought from the police station. On January 3, it was reported that several friends of the deceased were arrested.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya turned to Google with a request to stop the abuse of YouTube, which was routinely used by Lukashenko’s regime for showing and advertising videos of interrogation of Belarusian political prisoners on YouTube.
Alexander Lukashenko has been named Person of the Year in the category “Organized Crime and Corruption” by the investigative consortium OCCRP.
Siarhei Tsikhanouski was sentenced to 18 years in prison. EU and US politicians have strongly condemned the politically motivated sentences.
A former air traffic controller has revealed the details of the Ryanair plane’s forced landing to Polish investigators. He states that the incident was a KGB operation.
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya met with the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.
Several employees of Belarusian subsidiaries of multinational companies have been recently detained by Belarus authorities. They have been forced to appear in confessional videos and apologize for their “dissent”.