“The agreement is very dangerous for peaceful, non-violent citizens who are escaping torture.”
Even small acts of defiance can have serious consequences.
Hopes grow that diaspora may be key to pursuing criminal cases against current regime.
Murder investigation could finally lead to the imposition of sanctions against Minsk.
Cold, hungry, and trapped, Afghans and Iraqis are amongst those caught between countries.
Diplomatic frictions fuel economic sanctions, with potentially damaging consequences.
Construction of the Russian-built power station has been dogged by controversy.
Fallout from dissident journalist’s detention marks a turning point for Lukashenko’s regime.
Calls for further sanctions as well as heightened protection for pro-democracy campaigners.
Journalist’s arrest puts protest movement back on international agenda.