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Sakharov Freedom Award goes to anti-torture fighters in Russia

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2017-11-10 09:45

The Norwegian Helsinki Committee’s Sakharov Freedom Award 2017 is awarded to the newspaper Novaya Gazeta and the organization Committee against Torture.

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Russia Denies House Arrest To Ukrainian Teenager Facing Terrorism-Related Charges

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-07 17:58
A Russian court has denied a house arrest request from a Ukrainian teenager held in custody on terrorism-related charges.
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The Red Revolution At 100: Sparse Crowds In Minsk, Bishkek

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-07 17:32
Small crowds of communists celebrated the Bolshevik Revolution's centennial anniversary in Bishkek and Minsk. Belarus is the only former Soviet country which still observes the day as an official national holiday. (RFE/RL's Kyrgyz and Belarus services)
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Flags And Flowers But Little Fanfare As Russia's Neighbors Mark Revolution Anniversary -- Or Don't

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-11-07 17:07
The 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution was marked in different ways in different former Soviet republics -- and in some cases, it was hardly marked at all.
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End Of Cheap Oil Means Hard Times For Belarusian Refinery

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2017-11-06 17:27
Hard times at a refinery underscore troubles with the Belarusian economy.
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Home-Birth Mother Convicted In Daughter's Death To Face Retrial In Belarus

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2017-11-06 13:01
A court in Belarus has thrown out the unintentional manslaughter conviction handed down to a woman whose newborn child died after a home birth.
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Report on violations of Roma rights in Belarus sent to UN

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2017-11-06 12:41

Human rights activists have submitted to the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination an alternative report on the implementation by the Republic of Belarus of the corresponding UN Convention. The report's authors concluded that the Roma in Belarus are subject to discrimination, particularly in employment, resulting in exclusion, extreme poverty, criminalization of the country’s Roma population.

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Belarusian Opposition Leader Statkevich Released From Jail

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2017-11-06 11:53
Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich has been released from jail after serving a five-day term following a court ruling that he took part in an unsanctioned rally.
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Belarusian Opposition Commemorates Soviet Regime Victims

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2017-11-05 19:16
Dozens of Belarusian opposition activists marched to Kurapaty, a site near Minsk, on November 5 to honor at least 30,000 people who were killed and buried there by the Soviet secret police under dictator Josef Stalin in the 1930s and '40s. Organized by the opposition Belarusian Popular Front (BPF), the march was sanctioned by the authorities. (RFE/RL's Belarus Service)
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Belarusian Activists Honor Victims Of Stalin-Era Killings In Kurapaty

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2017-11-05 12:40
Dozens of Belarusian opposition activists have marched to a site near Minsk to honor thousands of people who were executed there by the Soviet secret police.
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Jailed Belarusian Opposition Leader Statkevich Gets Additional 10 Days In Prison

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2017-11-03 14:52
Incarcerated Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich had his arrest prolonged to 10 more days, his wife says.
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Ukrainian human rights activist banned from Belarus

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2017-11-03 10:12

Nazarii Boiarskyi, a Ukraine-born human rights activist, was detained by Belarusian border guards when crossing the Lithuanian border last evening. He was forced to get off the train and told that his name was on Belarus’ travel ban list, a Vilnius-based human rights activist Alena Tankachova said on Facebook.

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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: October 2017

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2017-11-02 14:47

The widely announced changes in the Law "On Mass Events" and the introduction of the notification-based principle of some static types of events (pickets, meetings, rallies) in a limited number of locations authorized by local executive bodies will not significantly improve the situation with the implementation of the freedom of peaceful assembly.

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Belarusian, Ukrainian Presidents Discuss Ties In Abu Dhabi

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2017-11-02 11:54
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for talks in the United Arab Emirates.
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Niakliayeu is the first victim of ‘ruthless liberalization’

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2017-11-02 11:23

The court of Lieninski district of Minsk sentenced yesterday opposition leader Uladzimir Niakliayeu to 10 days of administrative detention, finding him guilty of violating Article 23.34 of the Administrative Code (breaching demonstration rules).

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Opposition leaders Niakliayeu and Statkevich in jail again

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2017-11-01 14:23

Opposition leader Uladzimir Niakliayeu has been sentenced to 10 days of administrative detention allegedly calling to join a protest entitled “March of Angry Belarusians 2.0” in a publication on charter97.org website.

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Belarusian Opposition Leader Sentenced To 10 Days In Jail

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2017-11-01 14:12
A court in Belarus has sent opposition leader Uladzimer Nyaklyaeu to jail for 10 days after ruling that he made calls for an illegal public gathering.
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Human rights activists call for open trial of columnists charged with inciting ethnic hatred

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2017-11-01 12:22

The Belarusian Association of Journalists, the Belarusian Helsinki Committee and the Human Rights Center "Viasna" have issued a joint statement to demand an open hearing of the criminal charges brought against Yury Paulavets, Dzmitry Alimkin, and Siarhei Shyptsenka.

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10 Belarusian Soldiers Charged Over Death Of Conscript Who Complained Of Hazing

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-10-31 15:39
Investigators in Belarus say 10 servicemen have been charged in connection with the death of a private who was found hanged after complaining that he had been hazed and pressured for money by superiors.
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Alexievich, Bialiatski sign Prague Appeal for Democratic Renewal

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-10-31 14:21

Dozens of intellectuals, civil society activists and politicians from different countries have joined the Coalition for Democratic Renewal (CDR), an initiative launched to “go on the offensive against the authoritarian opponents of democracy, and to demonstrate solidarity with the brave people who are fighting for freedoms in undemocratic systems around the world.”

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