Archivi tag: escalates

Poland reinforces border with Belarus as migrant crisis escalates

Thousands of migrants remain on the Belarus-Poland border Originally published on Global Voices The standoff on the Polish border with Belarus, November 8, 2021. Screenshot from video by RFE/RL/Polish Defense Ministry. Polish authorities have accused Belarus of an “attack” on its eastern border and of orchestrating a “migration crisis”. The accusations come as an increasing… Leggi tutto »

State escalates attacks on media freedom and civil society in Belarus

Lukashenka's crackdown on media and civil society reached unprecedented scale Originally published on Global Voices Law enforcement officer confiscates equipment from a NGO office. Screenshot from July 15 news report by Svaboda Radio. Since the start of the protests against rigged presidential elections in August 2020, Belarusian authorities have been steadily targeting not only protesters,… Leggi tutto »

‘Night of long knives’ escalates in Nicaragua as Ortega kidnaps opposition

A new round of detentions plunged the country further into autocracy Originally published on Global Voices Collage made by Nicaraguan media Confidencial. From left to right: Marcos Fletes, Walter Gomez, Cristiana Chamorro, Arturo Cruz, Felix Maradiaga, Juan Sebastian Chamorro, Violeta Granera, Jose Adan Aguerri, Jose Pallais, Tamara Davila, Ana Margarita Vigil, Dora Maria Tellez, Suyen… Leggi tutto »