“Riot police violently suppressed thousands of protesters who poured into the streets of the Belarusian capital, Minsk, to challenge the results of Sunday’s hotly contested presidential election. President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus with an iron first for 26 years, claimed a landslide victory in the election, which was marred by accusations of vote-rigging.”

+ “Belarus’s main opposition leader says she took a ‘very difficult decision’ to leave the country, after disputing an election result she claimed was rigged.”