Interim Prime Minister Sadyr Japarov, a Kyrgyz nationalist, took temporary control of the presidency after the country's parliament voted to end a state of emergency imposed by its ousted president.
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny has said he believed Russia's intelligence services poisoned him with a rare nerve agent because authorities saw him as a threat ahead of next year's parliamentary elections.
Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny received treatment at the Charite hospital for just over a month, of which 24 days were spent in intensive care, after tests determined he was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.
Tens of thousands of opposition supporters march in capital Minsk and elsewhere despite authorities deploying a heavy police presence and arresting more than 100 protesters.
Alexey Navalny said in the Instagram update he still could not use his phone and had difficulties trying to pour water into his glass or climbing stairs because his legs trembled.
Turkey will continue to stand with the Crimean Tatars, who peacefully defend their rights and interests and strive to make their voices heard through democratic methods, says Turkey's Foreign Ministry.
Tens of thousands of Belarusians staged a peaceful new march on September 6, keeping the pressure on strongman Alexander Lukashenko, who has refused to quit after his disputed re-election and turned to Russia for help to stay in power.
German authorities said that tests showed that Russian opposition politician Alexey Navalny had been poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Novichok group.
Dissent has been systematically squashed out leaving a trail of dead opposition figures, critics and journalists for decades.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says that he stands ready to send police to Belarus if protests there turn violent, but sees no such need yet.
Police say they have started "a pre-investigation check" into what led to Alexey Navalny's hospitalisation in the city of Omsk to assess whether a criminal probe is required.
Alexey Navalny is still in an artificial coma at the hospital's intensive care unit but doctors do not believe his life is at immediate risk.
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