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

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Freedom Day in Belarus: mass detentions and trials

On March 25, Belarus marks Freedom day - an unofficial holiday that commemorates the creation on that date in 1918 of the Belarusian People’s Republic (BPR). In Minsk, authorities suggested the rally should be held at a different time and place from those asked by opposition leaders, so the latter withdrew the appeal. Authorities considered any alternative mass gathering unauthorized. March 25th in Minsk ended with detention of hundreds protesters. 27 Mar 2017 »

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Open Letter to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenka

48 organizations from 24 countries signed the letter, where they strongly condemn the continuing wave of detentions and harassment of peaceful protesters, journalists, human rights defenders, civil society activists, anarchists and opposition party members in Belarus. 24 Mar 2017 »

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Stop whipping up hysteria and atmosphere of fear in the Belarusian society

We, representatives of Belarusian human rights organizations, state a significant deterioration of the country’s human rights situation and note the following: 24 Mar 2017 »

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Belarus: the first death sentence in 2017

On 17 March 32-year-old Aliaksei Mikhalenya was sentenced to death. 20 Mar 2017 »

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Belarus detains dozens amid “social parasite” protests

The authorities in Belarus have arrested more than 100 people in connection with peaceful protests in several cities, following an outcry against a law imposing a tax on unemployed Belarusians. 15 Mar 2017 »

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