Demonstrators carrying an opposition flag at Independence Square in Belarus

Court Formally Dissolves PEN Belarus

As Belarus marks one year since a fraudulent election kept President Aleksandr Lukashenka in power, a court in the country today formally dissolved PEN America's sister organization PEN Belarus. More

Darya Chultsova

Camera operator Chultsova was detained in Minsk on November 15, 2020, alongside reporter Katsiaryna Andreyeva, on a charge of “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after… More

Katsiaryna Andreyeva

Reporter Andreyeva was detained in Minsk on November 15, 2020, alongside camerawoman Darya Chultsova, on a charge of “organizing and preparing actions that grossly violate public order,” after livestreaming… More

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