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Human rights activists urge President to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-07-17 14:05

A number of Belarusian human rights organizations have signed a petition to President Lukashenka, asking him to pardon political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny and release him from prison.

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Trial Date Set For Belarusian Union Leaders Charged With Tax Evasion

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-07-17 13:50
The leader of an independent trade union in Belarus says he and his accountant have been summoned to appear in court on July 30 to face trial on tax evasion charges.
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Belarusian Fine For Gay Activist's Photos Hits 'Absurd New Low,' Amnesty Says

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-07-17 12:29
A Belarusian court has found a gay activist who posed for a photo holding a poster guilty of violating public assembly laws in what Amnesty International has called an "absurd new low in persecuting peaceful LGBTI activists."
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Belarus: New low as authorities slap solo LGBTI protester with fine for ‘mass’ protest

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-07-17 11:39

The Belarusian authorities have hit an absurd new low in persecuting peaceful LGBTI activists, Amnesty International said today after a court in Minsk found Viktoria Biran guilty of violating a mass public assemblies law for posing alone for a photo with a poster.

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Trial of trade union leaders set for July 30

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-07-17 10:57

The trial of Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik, leader and chief accountant of the REP trade union, has been scheduled for July 30 at the court of Saviecki district of Minsk, palitviazni.info said quoting Komlik.

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Prosecutor Seeks Three Years In Prison For Belarusian Journalist

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-07-16 13:50
A Belarusian prosecutor in Minsk has asked the court to give a three-year prison sentence to a journalist reporting on the conflict in eastern Ukraine, where he was held by Russia-backed separatists in 2014.
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Belarus Refuses Asylum For Uzbek Transgender Woman

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-07-16 11:26

Belarusian authorities have refused asylum to a transgender woman from Uzbekistan and who says she will face torture and abuse if she goes back.

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UN Human Rights Committee registers complaint of death convict Hershankou

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-07-16 11:11

On July 13, the UN Human Rights Committee confirmed the registration of an individual communication submitted on behalf of Ihar Hershankou, who was sentenced to death by the Mahilio? Regional Court on July 21, 2017.

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Belarus Refuses Asylum For Uzbek Transgender Woman

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2018-07-13 16:38
Belarusian authorities have refused asylum to a transgender woman from Uzbekistan who says she will face torture and abuse if she goes back.
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Picks of the Week

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-07-13 08:39

Prison authorities still block mail from political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny; Russian police arrest Belarusian anarchist on dubious grounds; 181 professions are banned for women in Belarus

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PEN America: Sign petition for the release of Oleg Sentsov

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-07-11 11:34

PEN America has prepared a letter to US President Donald Trump asking him to “raise the critical issue of the growing number of political prisoners held in Russia” during his discussions with President Vladimir Putin at the summit scheduled for July 16 in Helsinki, Finland.

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Russian 'Novichok' Beer Has Some Belarusian Drinkers Hopping Mad

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-07-10 18:20
A Russian-made beer mocking the nerve-agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain has drawn fire from critics in Belarus after it hit the shelves in Minsk.
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Belarusian Journalist Is Tried On Charge Of Assaulting Police Officer

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-07-10 12:12
A Belarusian journalist known for his reports on the war in eastern Ukraine, where he was held by Russia-backed separatists in 2014, is on trial on a charge of assaulting a police officer.
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Viasna writes to UN Special Rapporteur on peaceful assembly over July 3 arrests

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-07-10 12:04

Aliaksei Loika, lawyer of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, has prepared a message to Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, to complain about the illegal arrest and detention of over 30 protesters and observers on July 3 in Minsk.

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UN Human Rights Council adopts critical resolution on Belarus, renews country mandate

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-07-06 12:13

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus at its 38th session in Geneva and renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus.

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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: June 2018

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-07-05 14:57

In early June, representatives of opposition political parties and NGOs started picketing a restaurant located next to the grave of the victims of Soviet repression of 1930s-40s, popularly known as Kurapaty. According to the protesters, the construction of the eating-house was accompanied by legal violations, while the choice of the place itself was inappropriate.

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Viasna observers arrested ahead of banned protest in Minsk

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-07-04 10:15

Five observers of Viasna and BHC’s joint monitoring service #ControlBY were briefly detained in Minsk yesterday afternoon ahead of a protest announced by opposition leader Mikalai Statkevich.

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Planned Belarusian Nuclear Plant Passes 'Stress Test,' Neighboring Lithuania Still Worried

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-07-03 15:57
The planned Belarusian nuclear power plant at Astravets has "generally met the requirements" of a European Union "stress test" designed to avert repeats of the Fukushima disaster, while the controversial issue of the site -- less than 50 kilometers from the Lithuanian capital -- was not addressed in the test.
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Belarusian Opposition Leader Statkevich Detained On Way To Rally

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-07-03 15:31
Prominent Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich has been detained on his way to a rally meant to mock authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka on the former Soviet republic's Independence Day.
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Lukashenka, Opponents Mark Belarusian Independence Day; Several Detained

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-07-03 11:49
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has addressed a military parade marking the country's Independence Day, saying his government is pursuing peaceful and constructive ties with Russia, China, and the West.
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