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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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Charges Against Human Rights Defender Tatsiana Mastykina Must be Dropped

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-05-10 10:33

The trial against Belarusian human rights defender Tatsiana Mastykina came to an end in the afternoon of 8 May, but no final verdict has yet been given. Civil Rights Defenders calls on the Belarusian authorities to immediately drop the charges, and to comply with its international obligations to respect and protect the fundamental right to freedom of assembly.

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Amnesty International launches World Wide Appeal for Dzmitry Paliyenka

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-05-10 10:25

It’s Dzmitry’s 24th birthday on 26 May! Let’s try and get him the gift of freedom.

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Authorities ignore observers’ appeal against arrest at Freedom Day protest

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2018-05-07 12:45

In early April, six observers of the monitoring mission co-run by the Human Rights Center “Viasna” and the Belarusian Helsinki Committee wrote to the Prosecutor's Office of the Saviecki district of Minsk and the city’s office of the Investigative Committee to complain about their illegal detention ahead of the Freedom Day demonstration on March 25 in Minsk.

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Belarusian 'Mothers 328' On Hunger Strike Over Drug Sentences

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2018-05-04 15:31
At least 14 women in cities and towns across Belarus have been on a hunger strike for days, demanding the release of relatives imprisoned on drugs-related charges and liberalization of anti-narcotics legislation.
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Stop harassment of human rights defenders for their legitimate human rights activities

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-05-03 19:21

Human rights defenders urge the authorities to drop the administrative charges against Tatsiana Mastykina and other observers who were arrested on March 25.

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Human Rights Situation in Belarus: April 2018

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2018-05-03 13:56

At the 63rd session of the UN Committee against Torture, the official delegation of Belarus submitted its periodic report within the fifth cycle. An alternative report was presented by Belarusian human rights activists.

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Protesters detained on May Day in Minsk

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-05-02 09:54

At least nine people were arrested by the police before and during the protest in Minsk, which was organized by the REP Trade Union. The gathering had been authorized by the city administration.

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Picks of the week

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Sam, 2018-04-28 15:41

The country’s prisons continue to hold two political prisoners.

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Alternative report presented to UN Committee against Torture

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2018-04-27 11:27

On April 26, a delegation of human rights activists from Belarus presented their alternative report within the 63rd session of the United Nations Committee against Torture.

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The Chernobyl Disaster: How It Happened

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-04-26 12:19
On April 26, 1986, a routine safety test at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine spiraled out of control. Follow the dramatic events that led to the world's worst civilian nuclear disaster.
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Ukraine, Belarus Mark 32nd Anniversary Of Chernobyl Disaster

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2018-04-26 11:38
Ukraine is marking the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on April 26 with a memorial service and a series of events in remembrance of the world's worst-ever civilian nuclear accident.
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HRDs to present alternative report at 63rd session of the UN Committee against Torture

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2018-04-25 12:15

On 27 April, the Republic of Belarus will present its report on the implementation of the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment at the 63rd session of the UN Committee against Torture. Since the ratification of the Convention in 1987, the country has reported to the Committee for five times.

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