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Lukashenka Hails 'Friendly' Belarus-EU Ties

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-06-21 14:19
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has hailed the improvement of relations between his country and the European Union, saying he sees economic ties to be the "foundation" of Minsk’s partnership with the bloc.
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HRHF, FIDH, HRW urge UN Human Rights Council to renew mandate of Special Rapporteur on Belarus

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-06-21 13:19

Delegations at the UN Human Rights Council should support the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus, Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF), Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) said in a joint letter.

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EaP CSF’s Belarusian National Platform defends protesters against controversial restaurant in Kurapaty

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-06-20 10:42

The Belarusian National Platform of the Civil Society Forum of the Eastern Partnership has issued a statement to “express deep concern” over the construction and opening of the restaurant Poedem, Poedim next to the historical and cultural site Kurapaty in Minsk.

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Eating Over The Bones At Stalin Killing Field?

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-06-19 18:13
The opening of a restaurant a few dozen meters from a Stalin-era killing field in Belarus has sparked uproar among those who say the crimes that took place there should never be forgotten.
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Miklós Haraszti to present his last report on Belarus

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-06-19 12:05

On 25 June, Miklós Haraszti, UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus, is expected to present his sixth and last report on the human rights situation in Belarus within the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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Legacy of Dark Days: Protesters penalized for honoring victims of Stalinist repression

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-06-19 11:03

The video created by the Human Rights Center "Viasna" highlights the stories of two activists from Minsk, 80-year-old Anton Vusovich and 66-year-old Vera Vakulovich. They were among a few dozen people who gathered on October 29, 2017 outside the KGB building in Minsk to participate in a memorial picket called Chain of Memory.

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Legislative amendments further restrict media in Belarus, says OSCE media freedom representative

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-06-18 14:03

VIENNA, 18 June 2018 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir today expressed concern following the adoption of legislative amendments in Belarus which further restrict media activities in the country. The amendments affect the work of national mass media, internet resources, and foreign media outlets.

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Amnesty International: Unprecedented Supreme Court decision to suspend death sentences

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-06-18 10:02

"This is a hugely significant and unprecedented decision for the only country in the region that has continued to execute people all these years."

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Picks of the Week

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-06-15 14:20

Activists protest opening restraurant next to memorial site; trade union leaders plea not guilty; authorities harass environmental campaigners

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Belarus Suspends Two Death Sentences, Rights Group Says

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2018-06-15 10:05
The Supreme Court of Belarus has suspended two death sentences, the Minsk-based Vyasna (Spring) human rights center says.
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Belarus Passes Legislation Against 'Fake News' Media

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-06-14 21:18
Belarusian lawmakers have passed controversial amendments to the country's media laws despite claims by domestic and international groups that the move risks leading to further censorship of the press.
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European Commission Seeks Budget Hike For 'Neighborhood' Countries

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-06-14 17:37
The European Commission is proposing a 30 percent increase in its 2021-27 external-action budget, with a focus set on helping countries in its southern and eastern “neighborhoods” to raise standards in their efforts to join the European Union.
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Financial police raid apartment of BelaPAN director, charge him with tax evasion

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-06-14 10:33

The Minsk apartment of Ales Lipai, director of the BelaPAN news agency, has been searched by financial police this morning. According to human rights activist Valiantsin Stefanovich, the search was conducted by the Department of Financial Investigations of the State Control Committee as part of a criminal case opened against Lipai.

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CPJ Blasts Belarus's 'Veiled Attempts At Tightening Censorship'

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-06-11 10:41

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Belarusian lawmakers to reject proposed laws that could “further censor” the media in the country.

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CPJ Blasts Belarus's 'Veiled Attempts At Tightening Censorship'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2018-06-10 19:57
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Belarusian lawmakers to reject proposed laws that could “further censor” the media in the country.
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SCO Leaders Meet At China Summit

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2018-06-10 17:34
Several heads of state gathered in the Chinese port city of Qingdao for a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on June 10. Chinese President Xi Jinping received Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rohani, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and other leaders. Putin and Rohani also held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the summit. (Reuters, RU-RTR via AP)
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China’s Xi Welcomes India, Pakistan To SCO, Hails 'Unity'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2018-06-10 05:58
Chinese President Xi Jinping ushered Pakistan and India into the political and economic bloc led by China and Russia at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the northern port of Qingdao.
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Focus On 'Unity' As Shanghai Summit Opens In China

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Sam, 2018-06-09 19:39
Chinese President Xi Jingping has praised the "unity" of the Shanghai Cooperation Agreement (SCO) at the opening ceremony of the organization's summit in the coastal Chinese city of Quingdao.
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Picks of the Week

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-06-08 12:16

Journalists still under attack; Interior Ministry involved in homophobic row; cannabis-legalization campaigner spends 3 days in jail for fake protest

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Belarus Could Enact Law To Prosecute 'Fake News'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-06-06 15:31
The Prosecutor-General's Office in Belarus is drafting legislation that would enable the state to prosecute people suspected of spreading "false" information on the Internet.
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