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EU Urges Belarus To End Capital Punishment, Amid Reports Of Execution

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-03-08 15:34
The European Union has criticized Belarus for executing convicted murderer Kiryl Kazachok and urged President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government to abolish capital punishment.
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Death row inmate Kiryl Kazachok executed

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-03-07 10:47

Death convict Kiryl Kazachok has been executed by shooting, according to information received by Andrei Paluda, coordinator of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders against the Death Penalty in Belarus”.

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From A Belarusian Orphanage To The Paralympics

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-03-05 12:07
Twenty-two-year-old Vadim Lipinski, who grew up disabled in an orphanage in Belarus, is about to race for his country at the Paralympics in South Korea. For the young skier, the chance to win gold is a lifelong dream, but he's pursuing other dreams as well: a closer relationship with his birth parents and a home and family of his own.
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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: February 2018

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-03-01 17:19

On February 18, members of local councils were elected in Belarus. The elections, which were extremely passive, prompted criticism from the political opposition and non-partisan domestic observation.

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'Miss Wheelchair World' Barred From Trendy Minsk Nightclub, Claims Discrimination

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-02-28 19:46
The first winner of the Miss Wheelchair World beauty pageant is crying foul after a trendy nightclub in Minsk denied her entry, claiming safety issues.
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Belarusian Vlogger In Trouble For Mocking 'LukaSHERLOCK'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-02-28 14:44
A Belarusian vlogger has attracted the attention of the authorities after posting a video that pokes fun at President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
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Suspicions Of 'Bots' Grow Over Spikes In 'Dislikes' Of Russian Stories Ahead Of Election

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-02-27 19:56
With Russia's presidential election weeks away, it appears the bots are at it again on YouTube by "disliking" critical reports.
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Reporters Without Borders: Journalists, bloggers barred from vote count in Belarus

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-02-23 11:01

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the explusions of several journalists and bloggers from voting stations in Minsk as votes were being counted after the Belarusian municipal elections on 18 February. RSF regard the evictions, in which violence was used, as deliberate censorship. Observers meanwhile claimed that election fraud took place.

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The price for speaking out: Nabeel Rajab sentenced to 5 years for tweeting in Bahrain

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-02-22 13:53

Beirut-Geneva-Paris, February 21, 2018 - Today in Bahrain, prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab, BCHR President and FIDH Deputy Secretary General, was sentenced to 5 years in prison under trumped-up charges in relation to tweets denouncing the torture against detainees at Jaw prison and exposing the killing of civilians in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition.

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Amnesty International releases annual report

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-02-22 11:36

Over the past year, leaders have pushed hate, fought against rights, ignored crimes against humanity, and blithely let inequality and suffering spin out of control. This provoked mass protests, showing that while our challenges may never be greater, the will to fight back is just as strong. Amnesty International’s report, The State of the World’s Human Rights 2017/18, covers 159 countries and delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights in the world today.

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Watchdog Warns Corruption Usually Follows Media, NGO Crackdowns

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-02-21 20:52
Transparency International says government crackdowns on NGOs and media are associated with higher levels of corruption and most countries are "moving too slowly" to combat graft.
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Local elections. Final report

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-02-21 16:11

The observation involved 29 long-term observers. The observers were accredited to the number of TECs and DECs, which covered more than 70% of the voters. The results of processing reports on separate stages of the elections were published in the form of corresponding milestone reports.

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EU Urges Belarus To Undertake 'Serious' Electoral Reform

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-02-21 10:19

The European Union has called on Belarus to immediately work on a "serious and comprehensive" reform of the election law and processes following local elections in the country.

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Poland Broke Law With Ancient Forest Logging, EU Court Adviser Says

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-02-20 22:13
The legal adviser to the European Union’s top court says that Poland broke the law by authorizing logging in one of the continent’s oldest forests.
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EU Urges Belarus To Undertake 'Serious' Electoral Reform

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-02-20 16:56
The European Union has called on Belarus to immediately work on a "serious and comprehensive" reform of the election law and processes following local elections in the country.
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Prosecutor Seeks Four-Year Prison Sentence For Belarusian Activist

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-02-20 15:48
The state prosecutor has asked a Belarusian court to sentence an activist who took part in protests against a law obliging the unemployed to pay taxes on "social parasites" to four years in prison.
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One Man, Three Votes?

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-02-20 14:47
A Belarusian activist filmed himself voting multiple times in local elections, after reading how the authorities were planning to perpetrate voting fraud.
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Belarusian Supreme Court Upholds Japanese Man's Arms-Smuggling Conviction

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-02-20 12:53
The Supreme Court of Belarus has rejected an appeal from a Japanese military-history buff who is in prison on arms-smuggling charges after he brought antique gun parts into the country.
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Electoral system of Belarus requires urgent reanimation

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-02-20 09:44

Elections to the local councils did not meet a number of key international standards for democratic and free elections, coordinators of the campaign “Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections” said at a press conference on February 19 in Minsk.

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Belarusian Journalist Said Beaten By Police, Charged With Resistance

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-02-19 11:34
A Belarusian journalist has been charged with resisting law enforcement officers after an altercation in which his employer, the TV channel Belsat, says he was beaten by police.
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