Belarusian Americans rally in support of political prisoners back home

As a political and ecological activist living in a small provincial town, Vitold Ashurak was especially inconvenient to the regime. After all, the notions of stable and widespread support of the Belarusian government outside of the metropolitan areas have been one of the main pillars of the state-sponsored media for decades — which also was […]

VIDEO: Why the US celebrates Belarus Freedom Day?

Freedom Day is an unofficial holiday annually celebrated by Belarusians worldwide on March 25th, commemorating the declaration of independence by the Belarusian Democratic Republic in 1918. After over 100 years, it’s banned in the modern-day Republic of Belarus but still remains widely celebrated by Belarusians in the country and abroad, commemorating the nation’s continued fight […]

US re-imposes sanctions on Belarus’ major enterprises in response to Ryanair hijacking, human rights abuses and torture

The Belarusian community of the San Francisco Bay Area gathered at Harry Bridges Plaza to rally against the continuous human rights abuses, suppression of the press, the Ryanair plane hijacking and subsequent arrest of journalist Raman Pratasevich. It’s already been over a year since the start of the Belarusian uprising against “Europe’s Last Dictator” Alexander […]

Olympian Pavel Sankovich: “Economic sanctions are the main gateway to freedom for Belarus.”

European Championships’ medalist in swimming, 60-times Belarusian record-breaker and three times Olympian, Pavel Sankovich shares his insight on the dictatorship in Belarus and the possible resolution of the ongoing crisis in the exclusive interview to LiveFEED. Do you have anything else to share or add to this story? Sign up for a free account, and post directly to […]

The Hague Criminal Court considers investigating “Europe’s Last Dictator”

LiveFEED was provided with a letter sent by The Hague International Criminal Court in response to the appeal of Belarusians worldwide to launch a criminal investigation into Alexander Lukashenko, also known as “Europe’s Last Dictator.” Within just two weeks, over 37,000 Belarusians from 102 countries have signed their names under the appeal. We spoke to […]

From a blogger to a political prisoner. The story of Ihar Losik

A 28-year-old journalist and blogger, Ihar Losik wasn’t supposed to be in prison. He was meant to keep covering news, spending time with his wife and daughter, and doing his part in building a better, brighter future. However, all of this would be in a parallel Universe. Not in Belarus.  Freedom of the press and […]

The Belarus Democracy Act is heading to the Senate

As Belarusian protests continue for the 129th day since the widely disputed August 9th presidential election, the bill HR 8438 (more commonly known as the Belarus Democracy Act of 2020) is making its way to the Senate after the House of Representatives passed it on November 18th. To raise awareness of the importance of this […]

Belarus protests: a look inside the strike

A miner at Belaruskali, Yuri Korzun was never particularly interested in politics. “I have a family to take care of, so I always worked a lot and just didn’t have time for it.” It all changed this year when the coronavirus pandemic hit.  “This year, Lukashenko put every Belarusian at risk, ignoring coronavirus,” Yuri shared. […]

Belarusians worldwide demand free and fair elections

The 2020 Belarusian presidential election will be held this Sunday, August 9. Belarus is ruled by “the last dictator of Europe” since 1994. Year after year, the international society has recognized the Belarusian elections as neither free nor fair, and there were a number of cases where evidence of the vote rigging was presented. During […]