Tag Archives: Belarus

Poles protest in support of migrants on the Belarus border

Thousands of protesters gathered Sunday in two Polish cities in solidarity with migrants and asylum seekers on the border with Belarus which has been blocked by Polish authorities. Thousands demonstrated in Warsaw while others protested in Krakow with the slogan “Stop torture at the border.” Protesters accused Polish authorities of …

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EU continues to impose sanctions on Belarus

The European Union remains adamant in witnessing Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko who “encourages” “desperate” migrants to flee to the European Union. European Union Home Affairs Commissioner Ylva Johansson said Tuesday that Lukashenko “is not a ready partner to work with us,” and that the 27-member bloc cannot accept his actions. …

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Belarus runner refuses to leave Tokyo

The Belarusian sprinter refused to board a flight to leave Tokyo on Sunday (1/8) after being taken to the airport by force by his team. The incident came after he complained about the national coaching staff at the Olympics. Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, 24, asked for protection from Japanese police at Haneda …

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Sending Athletes Home, Two Belarus Coaches Expelled from the Olympics

Two Belarus coaches have been expelled from the Tokyo Olympics for allegedly trying to force a runner to return home. The incident drew international condemnation. International Olympic Committee (International Olympic Committe/IOC), Friday (6/8), said it had revoked the accreditation of Artur Shimak and Yury Maisevich. Both have left the Olympic …

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