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The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-06-15 14:20

Activists protest opening restraurant next to memorial site; trade union leaders plea not guilty; authorities harass environmental campaigners

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Belarus Suspends Two Death Sentences, Rights Group Says

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2018-06-15 10:05
The Supreme Court of Belarus has suspended two death sentences, the Minsk-based Vyasna (Spring) human rights center says.
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Belarus Passes Legislation Against 'Fake News' Media

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-06-14 21:18
Belarusian lawmakers have passed controversial amendments to the country's media laws despite claims by domestic and international groups that the move risks leading to further censorship of the press.
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European Commission Seeks Budget Hike For 'Neighborhood' Countries

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-06-14 17:37
The European Commission is proposing a 30 percent increase in its 2021-27 external-action budget, with a focus set on helping countries in its southern and eastern “neighborhoods” to raise standards in their efforts to join the European Union.
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Financial police raid apartment of BelaPAN director, charge him with tax evasion

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-06-14 10:33

The Minsk apartment of Ales Lipai, director of the BelaPAN news agency, has been searched by financial police this morning. According to human rights activist Valiantsin Stefanovich, the search was conducted by the Department of Financial Investigations of the State Control Committee as part of a criminal case opened against Lipai.

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CPJ Blasts Belarus's 'Veiled Attempts At Tightening Censorship'

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-06-11 10:41

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Belarusian lawmakers to reject proposed laws that could “further censor” the media in the country.

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CPJ Blasts Belarus's 'Veiled Attempts At Tightening Censorship'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2018-06-10 19:57
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Belarusian lawmakers to reject proposed laws that could “further censor” the media in the country.
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SCO Leaders Meet At China Summit

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2018-06-10 17:34
Several heads of state gathered in the Chinese port city of Qingdao for a summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on June 10. Chinese President Xi Jinping received Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rohani, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka, and other leaders. Putin and Rohani also held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the summit. (Reuters, RU-RTR via AP)
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China’s Xi Welcomes India, Pakistan To SCO, Hails 'Unity'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2018-06-10 05:58
Chinese President Xi Jinping ushered Pakistan and India into the political and economic bloc led by China and Russia at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the northern port of Qingdao.
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Focus On 'Unity' As Shanghai Summit Opens In China

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Sam, 2018-06-09 19:39
Chinese President Xi Jingping has praised the "unity" of the Shanghai Cooperation Agreement (SCO) at the opening ceremony of the organization's summit in the coastal Chinese city of Quingdao.
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Picks of the Week

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-06-08 12:16

Journalists still under attack; Interior Ministry involved in homophobic row; cannabis-legalization campaigner spends 3 days in jail for fake protest

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Belarus Could Enact Law To Prosecute 'Fake News'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-06-06 15:31
The Prosecutor-General's Office in Belarus is drafting legislation that would enable the state to prosecute people suspected of spreading "false" information on the Internet.
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Unreal: Belarusian Activist Jailed For Fake Protest

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-06-05 16:48
Pyotr Markelau was arrested after he used Photoshop to create a photo of himself holding a placard in front of the Interior Ministry in Minsk.
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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: May 2018

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-06-05 12:28

On May 20, the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs published an article with homophobic content entitled “We Are For True Things”, in which the Interior Ministry spoke against LGBTQ+ people and the rainbow flag flown on the British Embassy’s building in Minsk to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, May 17. The article called the minority “fake”.

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Belarusian Leader Says May Reinstate Russian Border Controls

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2018-06-01 19:44
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says his country could reinstate border controls with Russia if recent spot checks conducted by Moscow continue for a long period.
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HRDs set to monitor implementation of recommendations by UN Committee against Torture

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-06-01 15:42

Representatives of a coalition of human rights organizations, which in late April presented an alternative report to the UN Committee against Torture, have commented on the Concluding observations of the Committee following the 63rd session of the Committee.

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Amnesty International: Authorities must not tarnish positive steps by imposing new restrictions on freedom of association

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-06-01 10:28

Amnesty International welcomes the positive steps being taken by the Belarusian authorities to lift existing restrictions on the right to freedom of association. However, it is critical that this progress is not countered by introducing new measures which would violate that same right.

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PACE rapporteurs condemn two recent executions in Belarus

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-05-31 10:27

Yves Cruchten (Luxembourg, SOC), General Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the abolition of the death penalty, and Andrea Rigoni (Italy, ALDE), former PACE rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, have strongly condemned the execution of Aliaksei Mikhalenia and Viktor Liotau, which reportedly took place in secret in mid-May.

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EU, Council Of Europe Condemn New Executions In Belarus, Call For Moratorium

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-05-30 17:27
The European Union and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has strongly condemned the reported secret executions of two Belarusians whose appeals had been rejected by the country's Supreme Court.
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EU deplores two new executions in Belarus

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-05-30 14:40

Statement by the Spokesperson on the application of the death penalty in Belarus

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