Belarus

The silencing of Belarus's dissenting artists

A growing number of culture workers are being given long prison sentences on spurious charges

Belarus culture figures face severe repression for criticising 'Europe's last dictator', amnesty report reveals

Artists among those being arrested and tortured for speaking up against President Aleksandr Lukashenko

Belarusian opposition leader and arts promoter Maria Kolesnikova charged with organising a coup d'état

Aleksandr Lukashenko regime continues to crackdown on Belarus’s contemporary arts community

Belarus art collector Viktor Babariko, rival to President Alexander Lukashenko, jailed before election

Former chairman of Belgazprombank, which owns works by Chagall and Soutine, was arrested in June on charges of laundering $430m but many suspect it was politically motivated

Belarus protest work—painted with a police baton—sells for three million rubles

Contemporary artists in the country are reacting to the crisis after allegations of election fraud and police brutality