Six months ago, Belarus' disputed presidential election sparked widespread protests. Prominent athletes, like Olympic basketball player Yelena Leuchanka, are among those pushing for change. She spoke to DW from Athens, where she now plays.
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The Russian government said it had arrested two men who were planning to attempt a coup in Belarus and intended to assassinate President Alexander Lukashenko.
The regime in Minsk may have quelled protests, but dissatisfaction is simmering among people in Belarus. Musician Alekseenok discusses their aspirations in a new book about his country.
Hundreds of students in Belarus have paid a high price for speaking out against their government, with many now in exile. One couple shares their story.
Authorities say they have opened an investigation into the exiled opposition figure over allegations she plotted to stage explosions in Minsk and other cities. Her spokeswoman dismissed the claims as "absurd."
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