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World 08 Jul 2021 | 12:44 AM

Belarusian dissident arrested in plane grounding appears to resurface online

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian dissident journalist Roman Protasevich appeared to resurface on Twitter on Wednesday, less than two weeks after being moved to house arrest, and denied suggestions that he had been tortured by the authorities.

World 05 Jul 2021 | 9:57 PM

U.N. envoy compares Belarus to 'totalitarian' state

GENEVA (Reuters) - The forced grounding of a passenger plane in Minsk shows the Belarussian government's wish to end all forms of dissidence, the U.N. Special Rapporteur told the Human Rights Council on Monday, comparing its tactics with those of totalitarian states.