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Supreme Court confirms death sentences for Zhylnikau and Sukharko

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-05-30 11:35

The Supreme Court has upheld the death sentences earlier handed down to Aliaksandr Zhylnikau and Viachaslau Sukharko for the murder of three people. The judgment was pronounced after the court completed hearing Zhylnikau’s appeal, while Sukharko refused to challenge the verdict.

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CoE: Capital punishment has no place in Europe

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-05-30 10:36

Spokesperson of the Secretary General: Statement by the Spokesperson on reported executions in Belarus

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EU ‘actively engaged with Belarus on death penalty’, says Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-05-29 12:06

In 2017, the EU actively engaged with the Belarusian authorities on the death penalty and took action to raise awareness, as Belarus remained the only country in Europe that still applied the death penalty, Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy said.

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Two more executions reported in Belarus

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-05-29 10:40

Two death convicts, Aliaksei Mikhalenia and Viktar Liotau, have been recently executed, according to Viachaslau Sukharko, another death row inmate whose appeal was heard today at the Supreme Court.

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Young Front activist under preventive supervision for six months

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-05-25 11:56

Uladzimir Yaromenak, activist of the Young Front opposition group and former defendant in the White Legion criminal case, has been placed under preventive supervision for the period of six months, Euroradio said.

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Death penalty: Belarus must be accountable to someone

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-05-24 15:01

Belarus is the last country in Europe to apply the death penalty. It often does so in secret.

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Belarusian Court Reportedly Imprisons Ukrainian Reporter

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-05-23 18:47
Media reports say a Belarusian court has sentenced a Ukrainian reporter to more than eight years in prison after convicting him of espionage.
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Online petition demands inquiry into interior ministry's "homophobic" statement

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-05-22 15:25

Activists have launched an online petition demanding that the Prosecutor General's Office look into what they describe as the interior ministry's "homophobic and discriminatory" comments about the UK embassy's show of support for the LGBT community.

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Belarus Calls Same-Sex Relationships 'Fake' After U.K. Raises Rainbow Flag

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-05-21 16:56
Belarus calls same-sex relationships “fake” in response to Britain raising a rainbow flag outside its embassy in Minsk.
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Repeal of Article 193.1 is half measure, say HRDs

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Sam, 2018-05-19 12:20

The Council of Ministers submitted to the Parliament a draft law “On amendments to certain Codes of the Republic of Belarus”. Among other things, the bill provides for the removal of Article 193.1 (“Illegal organization of activities of a public association, religious organization or foundation or participation in their activities”) from the Criminal Code.

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Complete isolation: Mikhail Zhamchuzhny under unprecedented mail restrictions

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-05-17 15:28

For over a month, political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny has been unable to receive or send letters, according to a reliable source.

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Goodbye, Article 193-1!

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-05-17 12:09

The National Legal Internet Portal has published a draft bill on amendments to the Criminal Code, which was prepared by the Council of Ministers. According to the draft, it is planned to repeal Article 193-1 of the Criminal Code, which provides for criminal responsibility for activity on behalf of unregistered organizations.

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#MeToo In Belarus: Ex-Teammates Bolster Korbut's Sexual-Assault Charges Against Coach

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-05-16 16:25
Several former Soviet gymnasts say they were sexually abused by their former coach, who gymnastics legend Olga Korbut has accused of raping her.
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Diego Maradona And Belarus: An Improbable Match

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-05-16 15:30
Argentina's golden boy of soccer tries to reignite his postplaying career in the unlikeliest of destinations.
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The secret executions in Europe's 'last dictatorship'

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-05-15 15:14

When the guards come, these inmates never know if it is for the last time. On death row in Belarus, the only country in Europe that still uses the death penalty, they are never told when they will be executed. And when it happens, it is all kept as a state secret.

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Save human rights defender who took over murdered Natalia Estemirova’s work

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-05-15 13:37

In a video released today, daughter of Natalia Estemirova, murdered in 2009 for her human rights work in Chechnya, calls FIFA and the international community to take action in saving Oyub Titiev.

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Japanese Man Jailed In Belarus For Arms Smuggling To Be Released

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-05-15 08:57
A Japanese military-history buff who is in prison in Belarus on arms-smuggling charges will be released in days, his relatives say.
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Belarusian 'Chainsaw Killer' Gets New 22-Year Prison Sentence

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-05-14 17:10
A Belarusian teenager serving a 15-year prison term after being convicted of killing a woman with a chainsaw at a shopping mall has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for attempted murder in a separate case.
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Armenia's Pashinian Travels To Sochi For Likely Putin Meeting

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-05-14 01:28
Armenia’s new prime minister, Nikol Pashinian, is traveling to the Russian resort city of Sochi, where he is expected to have his first face-to-face meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin since taking over the Caucasus nation’s leadership.
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REP leaders face final charges

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-05-10 13:21

On May 8, leaders of the Belarusian trade union REP Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik faced final charges of large-scale tax evasion (part 2 of Article 243 of the Criminal Code).

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