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Russian philosopher ousted from Belarus after 6 days in jail on trumped-up charges

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-10-17 13:30

Russian historian and philosopher Pyotr Ryabov has been officially banned from entering Belarus for 10 years, after serving 6 days in jail in Baranavi?y on ‘hooliganism’ charges.

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Belarus in EU Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2016

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-10-17 12:18

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

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Vilnius to host 4th Belarusian Human Rights Forum

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-10-17 09:43

On October 19-21, Vilnius will host the IV Belarusian Human Rights Forum, which is expected to be attended by 140 representatives of 29 Belarusian human rights organizations, NGOs with a human rights component I their work, as well as individual human rights defenders and experts. The Forum will bring together representatives of the Belarusian civil society organizations, as well as partners from foreign and international human rights organizations.

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The Briefing: Lukashenka And The West

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2017-10-16 10:21
A senior EU official heads to Minsk amid reports that Alyaksandr Lukashenka will be invited to Brussels. And Vladimir Putin prepares to give what the Kremlin is describing as an important speech. Listen to the new Power Vertical Briefing.
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Russian Historian Jailed In Belarus After Lecture On Anarchism

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2017-10-12 10:37
Activists say a court in Belarus has jailed a Russian professor for six days on a hooliganism charge after police barged into a lecture he was giving on the history of anarchism.
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EU States Agree On 'Aspiration' Declaration About Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mit, 2017-10-11 18:56
EU ambassadors have agreed to recognize the European aspirations of Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine, according to a draft statement of next month’s Eastern Partnership summit seen by RFE/RL.
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The Zapad Hangover

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-10-10 15:27
If Zapad-2017 illustrated one thing, it is how troubled the relationship between Vladimir Putin and Alyaksandr Lukashenka has become. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.)
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EU and CoE call for moratorium on executions in Belarus on World Day against Death Penalty

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Die, 2017-10-10 09:06

On the European and World Day against the Death Penalty, the Council of Europe and the European Union reaffirm their strong and unequivocal opposition to capital punishment in all circumstances and for all cases. The death penalty is incompatible with human dignity. It constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment, does not have any proven deterrent effect and allows judicial errors to become irreversible and fatal.

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EU 'Ready To Welcome' Lukashenka To Upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2017-10-09 17:20
EU sources say the bloc is ready to welcome Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to its Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit next month.
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Belarusian Firm Brings Dinosaurs To Life

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Mon, 2017-10-09 15:45
A Belarusian firm has become a player in the global theme park business by producing robotic dinosaurs. (RFE/RL's Belarus Service)
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Death Penalty in Belarus: Secret Executions in the Middle of Europe

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

Minsk-Paris, 6 October 2017. Ahead of the International Day against the Death Penalty on the 10th of October, our organisations recall that executions continue to take place in the middle of Europe. Detained in conditions amounting to torture, in constant psychological anguish caused by the uncertainty of the timing of their execution, prisoners in Belarus are being killed in secrecy.

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Belarusian Student Wins Miss Wheelchair World Award

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Son, 2017-10-08 07:34
Belarusian student Alyaksandra Chychykava was chosen as Miss Wheelchair World in the first-ever international edition of the pageant held in Warsaw.
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The Daily Vertical: Raining On Putin's Parade

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Fre, 2017-10-06 11:53
The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.
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NATO Chief Says Alliance Assessing Whether All Russian Troops Left Belarus

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2017-10-05 15:50
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the Western alliance is assessing whether Russia has pulled out all the troops it sent to Belarus for joint exercises last month that were watched warily by neighbors.
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NATO Assessing Russian Troop Pullout From Belarus Following Drills

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Don, 2017-10-05 15:33
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the Western alliance is assessing whether Russia has pulled out all troops sent to Belarus for joint exercise Zapad 2017 last month. Speaking in Brussels on October 5, Stoltenberg told RFE/RL that NATO "closely monitored" the drills, but that it was too early to make any final assessment about Russia's withdrawal. (RFE/RL)
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Viasna to join World Coalition against the Death Penalty

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Don, 2017-10-05 13:40

Joining forces with supporters of the global abolitionist movement is another step of the Belarusian human rights defenders towards ending the death penalty in the country. At the same time, Belarus is marked on the world map as a place where death sentences are often imposed on representatives of the most vulnerable groups.

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Schedule of events within the Week against the Death Penalty

The Human Rights Center 'Viasna' - Mit, 2017-10-04 13:19

The traditional Week against the Death Penalty will be held in various parts of Belarus on October 5-10. “The death penalty is the past”. This is the key message of awareness-raising activities within the Week.

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Venezuelan President Maduro To Visit Russia, Belarus, Turkey

Radio Free Europe -- Belarus service - Die, 2017-10-03 15:09
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose government is under pressure from protesters at home and Western governments that say he has become increasingly authoritarian, is to meet this week with the leaders of Russia and Belarus.
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