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Arms Smuggler Or History Buff? Japanese Comics Artist 'Struggling' In Belarusian Prison

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-01-25 17:13
A Japanese comic-book artist is serving hard time in Belarus after vintage gun parts he brought into the country were taken as evidence of "arms smuggling."
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Home-Birth Mother Acquitted In Daughter's Death In Belarus

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-01-25 11:46
Following a retrial in a high-profile manslaughter case, a Belarusian court has acquitted a woman whose newborn child died after a home birth.
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Belarus Restricts Access To Opposition Website Charter 97

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-01-25 10:47
The Belarusian government has partially blocked access to the opposition website Charter 97, accusing it of publishing "information that is banned from distribution by law."
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Belarus Urged To 'Prioritize' Democratic Reforms

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-01-24 15:13
A senior official from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has praised Belarus's "active engagement" in international affairs, but says Minsk needs to clean up its own backyard when it comes to democracy and human rights.
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Belarusian Jailed Over Bungee-Jumping Death

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-01-24 15:00
A man offering bungee-jumping services in Belarus has been sentenced to three years in prison following the death of one of his clients.
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EU Urges Belarus To Spare Two On Death Row

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-01-24 13:20

The European Union has sharply criticized Belarus for sentencing two men to death, and repeated its call for President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government to abolish capital punishment.

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Report on the registration of candidates for deputies of local councils

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-01-24 12:49

The election commissions did not create significant obstacles to the registration of nomination groups, with almost all groups having been registered. It should be noted that the election authorities registered all the groups formed to nominate members of political parties.

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EU Urges Belarus To Spare Two On Death Row

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2018-01-23 15:31
The European Union has sharply criticized Belarus for sentencing two men to death, and repeated its call for President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's government to abolish capital punishment.
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REP leader Fiadynich: There is flagrant and blatant interference in trade union’s internal affairs

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2018-01-23 15:09

The Trade Union of Radio and Electronic Industry (REP) has issued a statement to condemn numerous interrogations of its activists recently conducted by the Investigative Committee.

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Belarusian Prosecutor Seeks Suspended Sentences In Regnum Trial

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-01-22 18:18
The prosecutor in the trial of three Belarusian journalists charged with illegal entrepreneurship and inciting ethnic hatred has asked a court in Minsk to hand suspended sentences to the defendants, which would spare them from prison.
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Council of Europe: 'Death is no justice'

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-01-22 15:49

"Two new death verdicts handed on 20 January by the Minsk City Court are a very disturbing development. We reiterate our call on the Belarusian authorities to introduce a moratorium on capital punishment as the first step to its abolition," Spokesperson of the Council of Europe's Secretary General said today.

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Denying registration to opposition candidates aims at securing desired turnout

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-01-22 15:31

Preventing a large number of candidates from the opposition to run in the local elections is the most glaring peculiarity of the phase of registration of candidates, which ended on January 18. Cases of denying registration on formal grounds have been reported by both independent observers and representatives of political parties from different regions of the country. Analysts believe the move by local authorities is a logical continuation of measures to ensure the desired voter turnout.

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Kazakhstan Defends Offer To Host Ukraine Peace Talks

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2018-01-22 12:12
Kazakhstan has responded to Belarusian criticism of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev's offer to move the venue of peace talks on Ukraine from Minsk to Astana.
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Court sends two to death after retrial

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-01-22 10:15

The Minsk City Court has sentenced two persons to death after a retrial on January 20. Viachaslau Sukharka and Aliaksandr Zhylnikau were found guilty of murdering three people in December 2015. One more defendant in the case, Alina Shulhanava, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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Belarusian Foreign Minister Mocks Kazakh President's Offer To Host Ukraine Talks

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2018-01-19 14:45
The foreign minister of Belarus has mocked and criticized Kazakhstan's suggestion that Astana should host peace talks on Ukraine that were previously held in Minsk.
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Situation with Freedom of Speech in Belarus Reported as Highly Critical in 2017

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-01-18 14:08

There were registered more conflicts between the Belarusian official authorities and journalists in 2017 than during the preceding three years taken together. The statistics were presented by the BAJ representatives during a press-conference in Minsk on January 16, 2018.

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Belarus remains among "not free" countries in Freedom House’s report

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-01-18 14:03

Freedom House, a Washington-based international non-governmental organization, has ranked Belarus "not free" in its Freedom in the World Survey 2018.

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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: 2017. Analytical Review

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-01-17 15:28

The year was marked by a significant deterioration in the overall situation of human rights in the country as compared to the previous period of so-called ‘soft practices’, which began in August 2015 and ended with the start of mass protests in February 2017; the latter were in many ways provoked by the use of Presidential Decree number 3.

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Belarusian Activist's Son, Nude Protesters Convicted For Auschwitz 'Desecration'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2018-01-17 15:14
A Polish court has convicted the son of a prominent Belarusian human rights activist and 11 other people on charges of desecrating the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp memorial by staging a nude performance art protest that involved slaughtering a lamb at the camp’s infamous main gate.
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Amnesty International: 2 men in Belarus at risk of imminent execution

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-01-15 09:42

The death sentences of Ihar Hershankou and Siamion Berazhnoy were upheld by the Supreme Court of Belarus on 20 December 2017. The two men were convicted and sentenced to death by the Mahiliou Regional Court, in eastern Belarus, on 21 July 2017. In the likely event that their appeal for clemency is rejected by the President, both men will be at risk of imminent execution.

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