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News from the The Barys Zvozskau Belarusian Human Rights House - 2017

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Belarusians protest against the "tax on parasitism"

Protests against the President’s Decree No. 3 “On the prevention of social encumbrance” were held on Sunday, 26 February in four major cities of Belarus. Now participants of the "Marches of Non-Parasites" are massively becoming subjects to the administrative violation protocols. 02 Mar 2017 »

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Ten years as a home for human rights

This year, Belarusian human rights defenders celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Belarusian Human Rights House, established in exile in Vilnius, Lithuania. 23 Feb 2017 »

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Belarus visa-free travel: Will civil society benefit?

From 12 February, people from 80 countries will be able to travel to Belarus without a visa, for five days at a time. While some may start planning their vacations, Belarusian human rights defenders look at what this means for civil society. 26 Jan 2017 »

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The second international conference on the abolition of the death penalty was held in Minsk

The second international conference "Abolition of the death penalty and public opinion" opened on 13 December in Minsk. The conference is organized by the Council of Europe in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus. 16 Dec 2016 »

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“The bloody reality of Belarus’ judicial system stains Europe” – UN expert says of executions

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Miklós Haraszti, has said that the recent executions carried out by Belarus, and confirmed last week, show once again the persistent disregard for human rights in the country. 06 Dec 2016 »

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