Belarus pressured over rights abuses

Renewed calls for long-time president to quit as the country faces mounting challenges.



    Belarus is coming under increasing pressure to improve its standards of democracy following widespread allegations of human-rights abuses.

    Meanwhile, as the country battles a growing economic crisis, there are renewed calls for Alexander Lukashenko, the Central European country's long-time president, to resign.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Minsk.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.