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Freedom for BelarusBelarus is Europe’s last dictatorship. Its people have suffered under president Alexander Lukashenko since 1994. Opposition media and activists are silenced by the former Soviet republic’s KGB On 19 December 2010, thousands gathered to protest against rigged presidential elections. In response, Lukashenko’s forces staged a brutal crackdown, arresting dozens of political opponents and activists, including […]
Belarus: Lukashenko launches attack on last intellectual outpostArche, Belarus’s only monthly magazine published in Belarusian faces closure after the state authorities froze its bank accounts and launched criminal proceedings against its editor. Arche editor Valery Bulhaku was detained on 14 September while giving a talk in the city of Hrodna, a regional centre in western Belarus. More than 5,000 books and other […]
Lukashenko grounded as Olympics kick offIn Belarus there are only two positions that are officially allowed to have a title of “President”. The first one is the head of the state, the other one is the head of the National Olympic Committee. Both posts are taken by the same person — Alexander Lukashenko. But he is not coming to London […]
Sannikov and Bandarenka released, but Belarus is still not freeThe release of Sannikov and Bandarenka last weekend was welcome news for Europe's last dictatorship. But with at least 13 more political prisoners behind bars, Belarus is far from free, says Andrei Aliaksandrau Presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov released from Belarus penal colony
Belarus: Viasna leader arrestedAles Bialiatski, head of Viasna, Belarus’s leading human rights group, has been arrested on suspicion of “concealment of income” and tax evasion. Tatsiana Reviaka, A member of Vesna, told Human Rights House Belarus that she believed “the reason behind these charges is the fact that our organisation has been providing different assistance to victims of political […]