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Ongoing harassment of lawyers involved in ‘White Legion case’

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - vor 57 Minuten 39 Sekunden

The Qualification Commission of the Ministry of Justice has carried out the certification of 13 more lawyers. According to information obtained by the Human Rights Center "Viasna", there are five defenders of persons charged in the so-called ‘White Legion case’ among those who were ‘conditionally certified’. In such circumstances, the human rights defenders rule out the possibility of organizing a trial in accordance with the standards of fair justice.

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15 activists charged in ‘White Legion case’ plead not guilty in a statement

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - vor 4 Stunden 58 Minuten

Fifteen persons facing charges in so-called ‘White Legion case’ have issued a statement to plead not guilty, after the authorities extended the investigation for another six months.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Mikalai Statkevich gets another 5 days in jail

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - vor 5 Stunden 38 Minuten

Opposition politician Mikalai Statkevich has been sentenced to 5 days of administrative detention for his involvement in an illegal rally on September 8 in Minsk.

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Lukashenka Tells Kadyrov That Minsk Is Ready For Economic Cooperation

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - vor 12 Stunden 56 Minuten
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka told the visiting head of Russia’s southern Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, that his country is ready for economic and industrial cooperation.
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Bialiatski calls for respect for fundamental rights and freedoms of political prisoner Zhamchuzhny

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2017-09-25 12:29

Ales Bialiatski, head of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", has written to the Interior Ministry’s Department of Corrections urging to take immediate measures to ensure that political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny is held in conditions, which would guarantee his personal security and respect for fundamental rights and freedoms.

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Zapad 2017: What Went Wrong

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2017-09-22 16:59
The Zapad 2017 military exercises, carried out by Russia and Belarus, have recently concluded. Russian media reported that not everything went smoothly -- and that there were a number of accidents. (RFE/RL's Russian Service)
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarusian Opposition Leader Statkevich Detained Again

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2017-09-22 16:29
Prominent Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich has been detained in Minsk, his wife says.
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Authorities extend investigation into ‘rioting case’

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2017-09-22 11:35

The Investigative Committee has prolonged the investigation of a criminal case involving 14 persons charged with ‘preparing riots’. The case was opened six months ago and will be underway for at least another half-year.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Poland, NATO Troops Hold Drills Amid Security Concerns

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2017-09-21 23:40
Polish and other NATO troops have started a major defensive exercise in Poland's north amid concerns raised by military maneuvers recently held by neighboring Russia and Belarus.
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Belarus Proceeding With Russian-Built Nuclear Plant Despite Accidents, Quake Worries, And Neighbors' Objections 

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2017-09-21 22:45
Belarus is shrugging off a series of construction accidents and safety complaints from neighboring countries and European organizations to build its first nuclear power plant near Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital.
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Lukashenka Says Russian Troops Will Go Home After Zapad Drills

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2017-09-20 18:04
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka observed joint military exercises with Russia on their final day and said that all Russian troops in his country for the Zapad 2017 drills would go home after their conclusion.
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Persecution of civil society and pressure on lawyers on the agenda of HDIM 2017

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2017-09-20 16:09

A number of side events within the framework of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting held in Warsaw deal with acute problems related to the work of human rights defenders in the post-Soviet region. The international community has been urged to address the issue of pressure on lawyers and the politically motivated persecution of civil society groups in Belarus.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Belarus in focus at OSCE event on the death penalty (video)

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-09-19 15:49

Amnesty International and FIDH continue to raise the issue of the death penalty at international fora, as another thematic event has been held within the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting in Warsaw. The side event involved human rights activists from Belarus, one of the two OSCE countries that still execute death convicts.

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Putin Observes Zapad 2017 Military Exercises

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-09-19 15:21
Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 18 attended a joint military exercise with Belarus near NATO's eastern flank that has fanned already deep tensions between Moscow and the West. The war games are officially set to involve 12,700 troops. But Western officials have said the maneuvers could include some 100,000 personnel in what they call a Russian show of power amid the ongoing standoff with the West over Russian aggression in Ukraine. (Reuters)
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Report Of Errant Missile Strike At Russian Exercise Prompts Military Response

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-09-19 13:45
A Russian website has posted a video that it said showed an errant rocket from a helicopter hitting close to at least two people watching the joint Russian-Belarusian exercise Zapad 2017
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Putin Observes Zapad Military Exercises Near NATO's Eastern Flank

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2017-09-18 22:08
Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 18 attended a joint military exercise with Belarus near NATO’s eastern flank that has fanned already deep tensions between Moscow and the West.
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Threats and attacks against human rights defenders on the rise, says OSCE/ODIHR report

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2017-09-18 15:20

Threats and attacks against human rights defenders in the OSCE area have continued to increase in severity and frequency over the last three years, according to a report by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) released on 15 September 2017.

Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild

Russian Navy Shows Off Maritime Might In Zapad 2017 Drills

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2017-09-18 12:55
The Russian Navy flexed its military might on the Barents Sea as warships from the country's Baltic Fleet took part in the large-scale Zapad (West) 2017 military drills. The maritime maneuvers on September 16-17 simulated enemy aircraft attempting to destroy Russian ships. Joint Russian-Belarusian military drills also took place in the Brest region of western Belarus involving helicopters and paratroopers. The four-day Zapad 2017 exercises run until September 20. Reuters)
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Senior NATO General Expresses Concerns Over 'Transparency' Of Moscow's Zapad Maneuvers

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2017-09-17 03:22
A senior NATO general says the military alliance is concerned about the large-scale Zapad (West) 2017 military drills being conducted by Russia and Belarus because of Moscow's lack of transparency.
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Putin To Observe Zapad 2017 Drills From Russia; Lukashenka Staying In Belarus

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2017-09-15 13:41
President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Russia’s Leningrad region on September 18 to watch Zapad 2017, Russia’s joint military exercises with Belarus.
Kategorien: Belarus Pressebild
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