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Belarusian Prosecutor Seeks Suspended Sentences In Regnum Trial

Mon, 2018-01-22 17:18
The prosecutor in the trial of three Belarusian journalists charged with illegal entrepreneurship and inciting ethnic hatred has asked a court in Minsk to hand suspended sentences to the defendants, which would spare them from prison.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Kazakhstan Defends Offer To Host Ukraine Peace Talks

Mon, 2018-01-22 11:12
Kazakhstan has responded to Belarusian criticism of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's offer to move the venue of peace talks on Ukraine from Minsk to Astana.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Foreign Minister Mocks Kazakh President's Offer To Host Ukraine Talks

Fre, 2018-01-19 13:45
The foreign minister of Belarus has mocked and criticized Kazakhstan's suggestion that Astana should host peace talks on Ukraine that were previously held in Minsk.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Activist's Son, Nude Protesters Convicted For Auschwitz 'Desecration'

Mit, 2018-01-17 14:14
A Polish court has convicted the son of a prominent Belarusian human rights activist and 11 other people on charges of desecrating the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp memorial by staging a nude performance art protest that involved slaughtering a lamb at the camp’s infamous main gate.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Hair-Raising: Minsk Barbershop Elicits Buzz, Rancor With Name Evoking Soviet-Era Secret Police

Die, 2018-01-09 17:40
Checkered past of chekist puts Minsk barbershop on activists' map.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Transgender Woman Says Jail Awaits In Uzbekistan, Seeks Asylum In Belarus

Son, 2018-01-07 19:31
Persecuted at home, a transgender woman from Uzbekistan is seeking asylum in Belarus -- a country that is not exactly known as a haven of tolerance when it comes to sexual orientation.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Putin Hails 'Eternal Christian Values' Amid Orthodox Christmas Celebrations

Son, 2018-01-07 00:58
Russian President Vladimir Putin helped usher in the Orthodox Christmas at services at the Church of Saints Simeon and Anna in St. Petersburg.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Trial Of Russian News Agency Contributors Resumes In Belarus

Mit, 2018-01-03 11:18
The trial of three Belarusian journalists charged with illegal entrepreneurship and inciting ethnic hatred has resumed in Minsk after a two-week break.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

2017 In A Word: From Russia, Ukraine, And Belarus

Fre, 2017-12-29 18:54
How would you sum up 2017 in one word or phrase? Correspondents for Current Time, the Russian-language network run by RFE/RL in cooperation with VOA, asked people in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Hard-Drinking Belarus Considers Ways To Curb Alcohol Dependency

Fre, 2017-12-29 15:38
One of the biggest consumers of alcohol in the world, Belarus is looking at ways to reduce drinking.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Gays Hide, Flee Ex-Soviet Republics As LGBT Crackdowns Turn Brutal

Mit, 2017-12-27 10:18
2017 saw increased targeting of gay communities in former Soviet republics by official crackdowns and homophobic thugs. Horrific tales have emerged from Chechnya, Azerbaijan, and Central Asia -- even leading activists to create a secret “underground railroad” to bring victims to safety in the West.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian President Signs Decree To Legalize Cryptocurrencies

Fre, 2017-12-22 15:46
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has signed a decree that legalizes transactions in cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

'Climate Of Hate' For LGBT Defenders In Former Soviet Republics

Fre, 2017-12-22 10:10
Amnesty International says groups that defend LGBT rights are facing a rise in hostility in parts of the former Soviet Union, fueled by discrimination, homophobia, and what it called Russia's crusade against "nontraditional sexual relationships."
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Authors Of Articles For Russian News Agency On Trial In Belarus

Mon, 2017-12-18 11:38
Three Belarusians who have contributed articles to the Russian news outlet Regnum went on trial in Minsk on December 18 on hate-crimes charges.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Foreign Minister Wants 'Irreversible' Improvement In Ties With EU

Fre, 2017-12-08 15:39
Belarusian Foreign Minister Uladzimer Makey said improvements in ties with the European Union since the EU removed most sanctions in 2016 must be made "irreversible." Makey was speaking to Current Time TV on the sidelines of an OSCE ministerial meeting in Vienna on December 8.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusians Fighting On Both Sides In Eastern Ukraine

Don, 2017-12-07 09:53
Belarusian volunteers have been fighting on both sides of the Ukrainian government's war with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. But when they return to Belarus, their treatment may depend on which side they backed. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Centenarian Recounts Repression Under Stalin

Son, 2017-12-03 18:02
A centenarian who lived through Stalin's repression recounts the hardships and some of the happier times of her life.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarus Drops Charges Against Group Authorities Had Accused Of Plotting Riots

Fre, 2017-12-01 17:37
Belarusian authorities have dropped charges against alleged members of the White Legion, a group they had accused of plotting unrest across the country.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Kazakh, Belarusian Leaders Hail Trade, Economic Ties After Minsk Meeting

Mit, 2017-11-29 20:23
The presidents of Kazakhstan and Belarus hailed their countries' trade and economic ties after a bilateral meeting in Minsk.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

EU, Armenia Ink Partnership Pact As Eastern Partnership Summit Concludes

Don, 2017-11-23 16:05
European Union leaders and six former Soviet republics on November 24 swiftly agreed on a final joint declaration of their Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels, avoiding a repeat of the squabbling that triggered delays at the last summit two years ago.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild