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Belarus overlooks UNGA resolution on the role of human rights defenders

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - vor 2 Stunden 35 Minuten

On November 20, UN Member States unanimously endorsed the free and independent role of human rights defenders at the UN. Belarus is not among the 75 countries that co-sponsored the key resolution by the UN General Assembly, which clearly stated the need to protect human rights defenders around the world. By doing this, the Belarusian authorities have witnessed their true position towards the human rights community, Ales Bialiatski, head of the HRC "Viasna", said.

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HRHF launches new report on funding civil society

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - vor 3 Stunden 53 Minuten

Adaptable work methods are key in ensuring civil society’s access to foreign funding in increasingly restrictive environments, according to a new report by Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF).

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Ukraine Expels Belarusian Diplomat Amid Spy Scandal

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-21 16:19
Ukraine has expelled a Belarusian diplomat amid a spy scandal between the two neighboring countries.
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Lukashenka To Skip Upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit In Brussels

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-21 13:13
Belarus says President Alyaksandr Lukashenka will not attend the European Union's Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels on November 24.
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Russian Citizen Detained In Belarus After Trying To Rob Bank

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-21 11:48
Belarusian authorities say they have detained a Russian man who attempted to rob a bank and took several people hostage in the eastern city of Mahilyou.
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Belarusian KGB Says It's Holding Ukrainian Journalist, Claims He's A Spy

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2017-11-20 16:26
The Belarusian Committee for State Security (KGB) says it has arrested a Ukrainian journalist on suspicion of espionage, accusing him of being a military intelligence agent -- a claim immediately rejected by Ukraine.
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The Briefing: Eastern Exposure

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2017-11-20 11:18
What can we expect at this week's Eastern Partnership summit? Listen to The Power Vertical Briefing.
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Ukrainian Journalists' Union Demands Release Of Reporter Held In Belarus

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2017-11-17 18:49
The head of Ukraine’s National Union of Journalists (NUJU) is demanding the release of a Ukrainian radio correspondent being held in Belarus.
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Arbitrary detention and false prosecution of political opponents continue, UN expert says

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2017-11-17 09:22

The recent arrests and detention of two political opponents on fabricated grounds is another demonstration of the cyclical system of oppression in Belarus, according to Miklós Haraszti, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus.

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Human rights activists launch campaign of monitoring local elections

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2017-11-16 14:20

Following the official announcement of local elections, “Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections” have launched a campaign to monitor the vote set for February 18.

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Fact sheet on the press conference by the campaign “Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections”

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2017-11-16 10:18

The fact sheet provides a timeline of measures taken by the campaign's experts towards cooperation with the interdepartmental expert working group under the CEC set up to examine the OSCE ODIHRrecommendations and to develop proposals to amend the electoral law.

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Local elections on the background of shelved electoral changes — press conference by human rights defenders

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-11-14 13:40

“Human Rights Defenders For Free Elections” are arranging a press conference to annouce the launch of a non-partisan observation of the local elections set for 18 February 2018.

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Eastern Partnership Summit: Azerbaijan and Belarus leaders should be pushed towards democratization

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-11-14 12:26

Dozens of leading international and national human rights organizations, including two Belarusian groups, have called on EU leaders to raise the issue of human rights violations in Azerbaijan during the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit, which will be held on November 24 in Brussels.

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Russian Priest Gets Prison Term In Belarus On Pimping, Human Trafficking Charges

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-14 09:13
A Belarusian court has sentenced a Russian Orthodox priest to 5 1/2 years in prison on attempted pimping and human trafficking charges.
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Rights Group Sees Governments Increasing Social-Media Manipulation, Undermining Democracy

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-14 06:19
Governments worldwide are increasing efforts to manipulate information on social media, undermining democracy and creating an overall decline in Internet freedom, according to Freedom House.
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Russia Deports Belarusian For Attempting To Set Yeltsin Monument On Fire

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2017-11-10 13:12
A court in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg in the Urals has fined and ordered the deportation of a Belarusian man for an attempt to set a monument to former Russian President Boris Yeltsin on fire.
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Sakharov Freedom Award goes to anti-torture fighters in Russia

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2017-11-10 09:45

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s Sakharov Freedom Award 2017 is awarded to the newspaper Novaya Gazeta and the organization Committee against Torture.

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Russia Denies House Arrest To Ukrainian Teenager Facing Terrorism-Related Charges

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-07 17:58
A Russian court has denied a house arrest request from a Ukrainian teenager held in custody on terrorism-related charges.
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The Red Revolution At 100: Sparse Crowds In Minsk, Bishkek

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-07 17:32
Small crowds of communists celebrated the Bolshevik Revolution's centennial anniversary in Bishkek and Minsk. Belarus is the only former Soviet country which still observes the day as an official national holiday. (RFE/RL's Kyrgyz and Belarus services)
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Flags And Flowers But Little Fanfare As Russia's Neighbors Mark Revolution Anniversary -- Or Don't

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-07 17:07
The 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution was marked in different ways in different former Soviet republics -- and in some cases, it was hardly marked at all.
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