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Belarus Detains Tajik Soccer Player Banned Because Of His Beard, Wife Says

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2018-09-23 16:10
Belarusian authorities have detained a Tajik former soccer player who was prevented from playing in Tajikistan several years ago because he wore a beard, his wife has told RFE/RL.
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Harmful Alcohol Use Kills More Than 3 Million A Year Globally, New WHO Report Says

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Sam, 2018-09-22 03:51
The harmful use of alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, representing one in 20 deaths worldwide, a new study by the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
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The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-09-21 14:37

On September 20, human rights defender Alena Masliukova was charged with illegal protesting, after she attended a picket in Svietlahorsk, in which environmental activists demanded to close a local pulp mill. Masliukova denies the charge saying that she came to the city’s central square to monitor the protest.

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“They should have shot me instead”: The stories of death row inmates’ family members

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-09-19 15:15

In Belarus, you cannot sentence a woman to death — this is the law. But it is women who suffer most from death sentences. Over the 27 years of Belarus’s independence, more than 400 men have been shot in Belarus. Behind each of them, there is the ruined life of at least one woman. We collected the stories of five of them.

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Belarus: The Capital Of Cold Hearts?

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2018-09-14 14:40
A new survey claims Belarusians are among the least emotional people on Earth. But judging from these moments captured over the years by photojournalists, statistics don't count for everything.
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The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-09-14 14:27

Authorities still punish people for white-red-white flag; journalists face travel restrictions; Viasna leader opposes Belarus's plans to chair OSCE

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Ales Bialiatski: Belarus will continue systemic repression of social and political activists

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-09-13 15:33

On September 13, the Belarusian House in Warsaw organized a round table “Belarus - Repression Behind the “Liberalization” Façade” as part of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM 2018).

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HDIM 2018: What representatives of Belarusian NGOs told in Warsaw?

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-09-12 19:44

On September 12, Warsaw hosted a side event on the current situation of civil and political rights in Belarus. The event entitled “The current situation of civil and political rights in Belarus: first-hand information from inside" was held in the framework of the OSCE Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM 2018).

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Belarus 'Continues To Violate Fundamental Human Rights,' Amnesty Tells UN Committee

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-09-11 21:55
Amnesty International says the Belarusian authorities have "continued to violate a number of fundamental human rights" over the past five years, including the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly, association, and expression, as well as the right to liberty and security of the person.
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The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-09-07 14:32

Statistics of administrative persecution in August; REP leaders appeal verdict; journalist in Brasla? convicted for eighth time since 2011

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Viasna alerts UN Special Rapporteurs over persecution for solidarity with REP leaders

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-09-06 14:27

The Human Rights Center "Viasna" has written to Mr. David Kaye, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and Mr. Clément Nyaletsossi Voule, United Nations Special Rapporteur on rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, to highlight the sentencing of 11 opposition activists, who staged a protest outside the House of Justice in Minsk on August 24 to demonstrate solidarity with the convicted leaders of the independent trade union REP Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik.

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Case Belarus v. Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik. Trial observation report

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-09-05 14:44

“Conviction of leaders of independent trade union REP Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik on tax evasion charges is politically motivated and trial proceedings were marred by procedural irregularities”, concludes the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (an FIDH-OMCT partnership) in a report published on August 30. “The convictions should be overturned on appeal”.

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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: August 2018

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-09-04 10:05

The month was marked by a significant deterioration of the human rights situation in Belarus.

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Amnesty International condemns low point for freedom of expression in Belarus

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-09-03 14:26

The right to freedom of expression in Belarus has been dealt a series of severe blows in recent weeks, as the authorities’ crusade against journalists and independent media outlets continues. The latest moves by the Belarusian authorities demonstrate their resolve to eliminate all critical voices in the country and deprive people in Belarus of the opportunity to freely access, share and disseminate information and ideas.

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The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-08-31 14:35

Courts convict activists over support for REP leaders; new suspect named in BelTA case; blogger in Brest live streams own arrest; political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny faces new penalties in prison

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He Wanted To Buy A Prosthesis. He Uncovered A Massive Belarusian Health-Care Scandal Instead.

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-08-29 15:14
A retired prosecutor's quest to root out corruption in Belarus's health-care system lifted the lid on a massive scandal.
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Viasna joins 127 rights groups to call for immediate release of Nabeel Rajab

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-08-29 13:55

Paris-Geneva-Manama – For the second time since 2013, the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) has issued an Opinion regarding the legality of the detention of Mr. Nabeel Rajab under international human rights law. In its second opinion, the WGAD held that the detention was not only arbitrary but also discriminatory. The 127 signatory human rights groups welcome this landmark opinion, made public on 13 August 2018, recognising the role played by human rights defenders in society and the need to protect them. We call upon the Bahraini Government to immediately release Nabeel Rajab in accordance with this latest request.

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Front Line Defenders urges Belarus to quash convictions against Fiadynich and Komlik

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-08-29 13:35

The authorities in Belarus should immediately quash the convictions against Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik, leaders of the trade union REP, and fully restore their liberty, Front Line Defenders said in an urgent appeal, as it believes that they are solely in relation to their peaceful and legitimate work in the defense of human rights.

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At Least Seven Belarusian Journalists Ordered Not To Leave Country

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-08-28 10:31
Belarusian authorities have imposed travel bans on several journalists working for three independent media outlets who are suspected of having obtained information illegally from state-run news agency BelTA.
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Belarus: Trade Union leaders found guilty of tax evasion after a sham trial

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-08-27 09:38

Press release by the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders

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