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Belarus: opposition pressure continues inside and outside the country – will it work?

By Jennifer Mathers, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, Aberystwyth University
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Six months on from the disputed re-election of Alexander Lukashenko as president, the opposition in Belarus shows no signs of giving up on its demands. Protesters are calling for Lukashenko to resign, for an end to the regime’s use of violence against its own citizens, and for the release of political prisoners.

The odds are undeniably stacked against them. The leaders of the opposition are dispersed. Some, such as Maria…


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