Produced by Bahdan Arlou
22 June 2021
Can't Leave, Can't Stay: The Belarusians In Limbo At Sweden's Minsk Embassy
A father and son are holed up in the Swedish Embassy in Minsk, where they took refuge in September 2020 from Belarusian security forces after joining pro-democracy protests. The Swedish authorities say the two men cannot claim political asylum at the embassy.
17 April 2020
Death Denied: How Belarus' Lukashenka Views The Coronavirus Pandemic
Belarus already has registered dozens of coronavirus deaths, but the country’s strongman leader, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, still asserts that there will not be a single one. In power for nearly 26 years, this former Soviet-era farm boss is accustomed to blazing his way through force of will. But with the country’s COVID-19 infections spiraling upward, critics charge that trying to dictate reality is no longer an effective response.