The crackdown on the Belarusian democratic movement, which dictator Aleksandr Lukashenko accelerated after last years stolen elections in the country, is accelerating. With further international sanctions aimed at the dictatorship, Lukashenko keeps responding by punishing his own people.
According to Franak Viacorka, senior advisor to leader of democratic Belarus Sviatala Tsikhanouskaya, a woman was detained some days ago in Minsk. The reason behind her arrest was a light she had lit in her window in mourning of murdered protester Raman Bandarenka, at the anniversary of his death. This is yet another example of the methods of the regime. The EU and the United States have jointly adopted several sanctions aimed at the regime, and the European Commission has not ruled out further sanctions in the near future.