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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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Lawyer Hanna Bakhtsina loses appeal in disbarment case

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-10-31 10:37

The Masko?ski District Court of Minsk has turned down an appeal filed by defense lawyer Hanna Bakhtsina to challenge the Justice Ministry’s decision, which revoked the counsel’s license due to “lack of professional skills.”

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Belarusian Opposition Leader Statkevich Detained For Sixth Time In 2017

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-10-31 10:14
Prominent Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mikalay Statkevich has been detained in Minsk, his wife says.
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Activists fined over picket in Barysa?

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-10-31 09:28

Human rights activist Aleh Matskevich was detained by Barysa? police last afternoon, as he was picketing to demand the resignation of Defense Minister Andrei Raukou and prosecution of all those responsible for the death of conscript Aliaksandr Korzhych in a military unit near the city earlier this month. The picket was joined by local opposition activist Ales Abramovich, who was also detained.

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Polish Bar Council expresses 'deep concern' over harrasment of lawyers in Belarus

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2017-10-30 14:59

The Human Rights Commission of the Polish Bar Council would like to express its deep concern regarding the activities of the Bar Qualifications Commission of the Ministry of justice of the Republic of Belarus, aimed against advocates fighting for human rights from the Bar Chambers in Minsk and Mahiliou.

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Human rights activist Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk fined 920 rubles

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2017-10-30 10:49

The court of Baranavi?y completed today the trial of local human rights activist Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk, finding him guilty of insulting and disobeying a police officer. As a result, the human rights activist was fined 920 rubles.

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Miklós Haraszti: Belarus human rights record “devastating” as president tightens grip on power

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Fre, 2017-10-27 11:47

Belarus has a “devastating” record on human rights which has worsened over two decades as the president has consolidated his grip on absolute power, a UN human rights expert has told the General Assembly in New York.

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Making Money In Minsk: Belarus Brushes Up Soviet Image

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2017-10-25 14:59
With its Soviet-style economy in shambles, Belarus has begun welcoming private investors -- once called "leeches" by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka. (Reuters)
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Russian Priest Goes on Trial In Belarus On Pimping Charge

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2017-10-25 12:01
A Russian Orthodox priest charged with attempted pimping and human-trafficking goes on trial in Belarus on October 25.
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Secretary-General's Message for 2017 UN Day

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-10-24 14:19

"When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable and just world," António Guterres, UN Secretary-General said in a video message marking the annual United Nations Day.

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Viasna’s volunteer briefly detained by border guards

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mon, 2017-10-23 09:41

Anisiya Kazliuk, an activist of the volunteer service of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", was detained by border guards as she was returning from Lithuania in the evening of October 22.

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Hundreds Rally In Minsk To Condemn Hazing In Army And Tax On 'Social Parasites'

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Sam, 2017-10-21 16:21
Several hundred people took part in a protest rally in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, on October 21 to condemn hazing in the armed forces.
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Participants of Human Rights Forum call to release detained activists

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Sam, 2017-10-21 15:14

We, participants of the 4th Belarusian Human Rights Forum, strongly protest against the pre-emptive detention of activists ahead of the protest “March of Angry Belarusians", which was held today, October 21, in Kastry?nickaja Square in Minsk.

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Resolution of the 4th Belarusian Human Rights Forum

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Sam, 2017-10-21 15:05

Participants in the 4th Belarusian Human Rights Forum have unanimously voted in favor of the resolution "On Situation of Human Rights in Belarus".

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