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Belarus: UN expert calls for end to rights abuses and deplores State repression 

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-03-29 14:28

A new wave of arbitrary arrests, the use of the death penalty and violations of media freedom in Belarus have prompted a UN expert to call on the authorities there to respect their human rights obligations and implement recommendations made over the past two decades.

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Belarus: Arbitrary arrest and subsequent release of seven observers of Viasna and BHC, and obstacles to the right to peaceful assembly

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-03-28 21:50

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Belarus.

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Spain Breaks Up Ukrainian-Russian Cybercrime Gang

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-03-27 18:29
Spanish authorities have broken up a cybercrime syndicate of Ukrainian and Russian nationals that allegedly stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from bank accounts over more than four years.
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Political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka transferred to prison hospital in Žodzina

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-03-27 14:38

Political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka, who is currently serving a 2-year politically motivated sentence in a penal colony in Babrujsk, has been transferred to a prison hospital in Žodzina, according to activist Maryna Nasenka.

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Enhance the process to select new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-03-27 13:14

In a letter to the UN Secretary-General, a coalition of more than 70 civil society organisations has put forward proposals to revitalise and enhance the process to select the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the developments in the run up to and during Freedom Day in Belarus

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-03-27 10:22

Belarus marked Freedom Day on 25 March to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Belarus's independence. While the authorisation of the celebratory event was appreciated, a requested rally was not allowed and the response of the Belarusian authorities was disproportionate.

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EU Urges Belarus To Release All Activists Jailed On 'Freedom Day'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-03-26 21:57
The European Union has called on Belarus to immediately release all the opposition activists who were arrested at the weekend as they attempted to hold an unsanctioned rally in the capital.
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Spain Captures Alleged Mastermind of $1.2 Billion Bank Hacks

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-03-26 16:46
Europe's law enforcement agency says Spanish police have arrested the alleged mastermind of a cybercrime syndicate that stole more than 1 billion euros ($1.24 billion) from banks over more than four years.
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Human rights defenders condemn mass detentions ahead and during peaceful assemblies on March 25, 2018

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-03-26 12:03

We, representatives of Belarusian human rights organizations, strongly condemn the preemptive detentions of activists throughout the country on the eve of mass events in honor of the centenary of the proclamation of the Belarusian People’s Republic, as well as during and after these peaceful assemblies.

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The Daily Vertical: A World That Could Have Been, But Never Was (Transcript)

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-03-26 10:52
The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.
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Belarusian Police Arrest Opposition Supporters

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2018-03-25 14:39
Police have arrested more than 30 participants in a rally called on March 25 in downtown Minsk by opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich. The rally was not approved by the authorities. Belarusians in the country and abroad are rallying on March 25 to mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Belarusian People's Republic, which was effectively taken over by Soviet Russia in 1919.
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Dozens Arrested In Belarus As Opposition Marks 'Freedom Day'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2018-03-25 14:31
Dozens of people have been arrested in Belarus as opposition activists attempted to hold a rally in the capital, Minsk.
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Viasna observers, protesters, journalists detained in Minsk and across country

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Son, 2018-03-25 14:09

Six observers of the Human Rights Center “Viasna” have been detained by the police in Minsk’s central Yakub Kolas Square, which was expected to host an illegal protest by Mikalai Statkevich’s associates. The opposition politician himself was detained earlier this morning and sent to serve 10 days of administrative detention.

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MEPs ‘alarmed’ by lack of ‘tangible progress’ in Belarus’ human rights record

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-03-22 15:24

“The situation with regard to basic human rights and democracy in Belarus is far from showing signs of any tangible progress and change,” a group of MEPs said in a letter to Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations.

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Ales Bialiatski: “We protest against the repressive actions of the authorities ahead of Freedom Day”

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-03-22 13:19

As previously reported by the Human Rights Center "Viasna", police in Minsk arrested several opposition figures, who were expected to lead a protest on March 25. The human rights activists are outraged by such actions of the authorities.

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EU Lawmakers Slam Brussels Over Belarus Policy

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-03-22 11:11
Thirty-five members of the European Parliament have criticized the European Union’s position toward Belarus in a letter, saying that the bloc's relationship with Minsk is centered on economic cooperation, trade, and assistance instead of being focused on human rights, democracy, and the rule of law.
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Opposition leaders held ahead of March 25 celebrations

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-03-21 12:52

Several leaders of the Belarusian political opposition have been detained today, including Uladzimir Niakliayeu and Viachaslau Siuchyk.

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Weekly picks in figures

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-03-16 12:49

The country’s authorities continue abusing legislation to sanction reporters working for local and foreign media.

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Belarus: undisclosed execution comes to light

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-03-15 13:09

Amnesty International strongly condemns the execution of Belarusian death row prisoner, Kiryl Kazachok, in October 2017. News of his execution has only recently been disclosed by the family and brings the total number of known executions in Belarus in 2017 to two.

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Authorities block access to political prisoners

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-03-14 11:20

The administration of penal colony No. 9 in Horki, Mahilio? region, has not allowed representatives of the regional Public Monitoring Commission to meet with political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny, who is currently held in the facility, said.

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