: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Belarus: Leader threatens to expel media over election news

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The longtime leader of Belarus warned Thursday that Western media could be expelled from the country over what he described as their “tendentious” coverage of the presidential election next month in which he is seeking a sixth term.

President Alexander Lukashenko, 65 became the first president of Belarus 26 years ago and has remained in office ever since, relentlessly quashing dissent in the ex-Soviet nation and extending his rule through elections that Western observers have criticized as rigged.

Lukashenko singled out two broadcasters for criticism, alleging that “tendentious” reporting by Britain’s BBC and the U.S.-funded Radio Free …read more

Source:: KXAN