14 Aug 2020

Belarusians accuse authorities of torture and humiliation during mass detentions

Protests across Belarus earlier this week lead to a series of arrests after the demonstrations turned violent and citizens clashed with law enforcement and security forces. Now, Belarusians are claiming that the country’s security forces treated the detainees inhumanely, beating, torturing, and humiliating them while in government custody. The protesters

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11 Aug 2020

Belarus Has Shut Down the Internet Amid a Controversial Election

In Belarus, cellular service and internet connectivity have been shut down since Sunday evening after frequent outages throughout the day. Experts and analysts believe that the connectivity blackout was enacted by the government to disperse widespread protests and social unrest over Belarus’s presidential elections. This morning, the election results showed

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06 Sep 2019

Belarusian police shut down notorious hacking forum

Belarusian police recently shut down an underground forum that had been a key marketplace in the Russian-speaking cybercrime scene since 2012. The forum, called XakFor, was used for the distribution of malware, botnets and other cybercrime services. Unlike the vast majority of similar platforms, XakFor operated on the open, indexed

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14 Feb 2019

Could Russia and Belarus trade oil for national sovereignty?

The Belarusian and Russian presidents have been locked in meetings over several days in recent months, prompting rumors that the two countries are exploring deals that could see Belarus fall under the control, directly or indirectly, of Russia. Relations between Russia and Belarus have remained closer than most former soviet

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