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Belarusian Priest Defrocked For Facebook Photos, Amid Orthodox Schism

Mit, 2018-10-17 17:51
A Minsk priest has been defrocked by the Belarusian Orthodox Church for posting photos of Russian Patriarch Kirill's extensive security detail during his visit to Minsk.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Private Hell: A Mother's Crusade For Justice

Mit, 2018-10-17 11:04
The death of a private in the Belarusian Army in 2017 was attributed to suicide, but his mother did not believe it. Her crusade for justice led to the case being reopened -- along with dozens of others of alleged military suicides.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Russian Orthodox Church Holds Synod In Minsk Over Ukraine Church Issue

Mon, 2018-10-15 08:14
Leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church were meeting in the Belarusian capital on October 15 amid a dispute over moves toward independence for the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Chechen Fighter Gives Up Gun For Shepherd's Crook In Belarus

Sam, 2018-10-06 14:30
For one Chechen mercenary and his family, Belarus was supposed to be the springboard to a better life in the West. But the former soldier of fortune has settled in, and now wields nothing more dangerous than a cattle-herding crook.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian KGB Says Ukrainian Man Jailed For Espionage Could Be Pardoned

Fre, 2018-10-05 10:01
The chief of Belarus's secret police, the KGB, says Ukrainian citizen Pavlo Sharoyko, who was sentenced to eight years in prison on espionage charges in May, could soon be pardoned.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

'Stop Harassment, Detentions Of Journalists,' EU Lawmakers Tell Belarus

Don, 2018-10-04 14:16
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly passed a resolution condemning the repeated detention and state harassment of journalists and independent news outlets in Belarus.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarus Detains Tajik Soccer Player Banned Because Of His Beard, Wife Says

Son, 2018-09-23 16:10
Belarusian authorities have detained a Tajik former soccer player who was prevented from playing in Tajikistan several years ago because he wore a beard, his wife has told RFE/RL.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Harmful Alcohol Use Kills More Than 3 Million A Year Globally, New WHO Report Says

Sam, 2018-09-22 03:51
The harmful use of alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, representing one in 20 deaths worldwide, a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarus: The Capital Of Cold Hearts?

Fre, 2018-09-14 14:40
A new survey claims Belarusians are among the least emotional people on Earth. But judging from these moments captured over the years by photojournalists, statistics don't count for everything.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarus 'Continues To Violate Fundamental Human Rights,' Amnesty Tells UN Committee

Die, 2018-09-11 21:55
Amnesty International says the Belarusian authorities have "continued to violate a number of fundamental human rights" over the past five years, including the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association, and expression, as well as the right to liberty and security of the person.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

He Wanted To Buy A Prosthesis. He Uncovered A Massive Belarusian Health-Care Scandal Instead.

Mit, 2018-08-29 15:14
A retired prosecutor's quest to root out corruption in Belarus's health-care system lifted the lid on a massive scandal.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

At Least Seven Belarusian Journalists Ordered Not To Leave Country

Die, 2018-08-28 10:31
Belarusian authorities have imposed travel bans on several journalists working for three independent media outlets who are suspected of having obtained information illegally from state-run news agency BelTA.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Union Leaders Sentenced To Four Years Of 'Restricted Freedom'

Fre, 2018-08-24 16:05
Two Belarusian independent trade union leaders involved in organizing street protests in 2017 have been sentenced to four years of "restricted freedom" in a high-profile trial in Minsk, while several of their supporters were detained near the court's building.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian President Names New Premier, Reshuffles Government

Sam, 2018-08-18 13:15
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has appointed a new prime minister and carried out a significant reshuffling of the government.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Prosecutors Seek Five Years Of 'Restricted Liberty' For Belarusian Union Officials

Fre, 2018-08-17 15:50
Prosecutors are seeking sentences of five years of "restricted liberty" in the high-profile trial in Belarus of two officials of an independent labor union that played an organizing role in street protests in 2017.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

There Was No Return For Belarus's 'Children Of France'

Sam, 2018-08-11 20:04
Yanina Grintsevic Stashko was born in France to Belarusians who emigrated there during the Great Depression, but she left France forever when her parents -- like thousands of others -- decided to return to Stalin's Soviet Union.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarus Claims It Freed Detained Journalists, But Some Still In Custody

Fre, 2018-08-10 02:41
Belarusian state investigators claimed late on August 9 that they had released all journalists detained this week on suspicion of hacking the computer systems of state-run news agency BelTA, but some independent journalists remained in custody.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Lockdown: Independent Journalists Decry Wave Of Arrests

Don, 2018-08-09 19:46
Journalist Tatsyana Karavyankova was taken into custody by Belarusian police on August 7 in what analysts say is part of an attempt by Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to silence critics of his authoritarian rule.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Nobel Laureate Alexievich Cancels Event In Ukraine Amid Threats

Don, 2018-08-09 11:19
Belarusian writer and Nobel Literature Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich says she has canceled her meeting with readers in the Ukrainian city of Odesa amid threats.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

More Belarusian Journalists Detained As Media Crackdown Widens

Don, 2018-08-09 10:22
A local correspondent for German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle has been detained in Belarus on suspicion of obtaining information illegally from the state-run news agency, BelTA, amid what appears to be a widening crackdown on independent media.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild