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Valiantsin Stefanovich: Repressions in Belarus did not disappear

The introduction of “soft” repressions does not imply the process is irreversible.
23.01.2017 | 07:25

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Only one fifth of tourist attractions in Minsk are fully accessible for persons with disabilities
Only one fifth of tourist attractions in Minsk are fully accessible for persons with disabilities
Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities presented the results of the study on the availability of tourism in Minsk.  16.12.2016 | 08:17
Siarhei Drazdouski:There is a need for civil society to consolidate around persons with disabilities
Siarhei Drazdouski:There is a need for civil society to consolidate around persons with disabilities
Despite the formal adherence to international standards our country continues to consider the issue of disability from a social rather than a legal point of view.  04.12.2016 | 09:12
Volha Smalianka:  Plan of the Implementation of UN recommendations on human rights needs improvement
Volha Smalianka: Plan of the Implementation of UN recommendations on human rights needs improvement
The current situation leaves Interagency Plan of Implementation of Recommendations  for Belarus from UN mechanisms, "a paper to be shelved, box-ticking".  06.11.2016 | 10:15
Human rights activists on the "invisible" Chechen refugees in Brest: the problem may expand
Human rights activists on the "invisible" Chechen refugees in Brest: the problem may expand
The human rights mission Human Constanta, which studies the life of refugees from the North Caucasus in Brest, presented a report on the situation at the Belarusian-Polish border.  02.11.2016 | 10:10
Human rights defenders: main death penalty issue in Belarus is lack of independent judiciary
Human rights defenders: main death penalty issue in Belarus is lack of independent judiciary
​​​​​​​Death penalty has been performed nearly 400 times in our country Since 1991. This year alone, three people were sentenced to death and one was executed by shooting.  13.10.2016 | 07:28
Hovsep Khurshudyan: Release of political prisoners is the main task of the civil society
Hovsep Khurshudyan: Release of political prisoners is the main task of the civil society
Dozens of activists remain in Armenian prisons, the police carries out political orders of the ruling elite, stresses a representative of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum released on bail.  05.09.2016 | 08:40
The Belarusian court recognized 9 articles of John Silver to be extremist
The Belarusian court recognized 9 articles of John Silver to be extremist
The court has recognised 9 articles published on 1863x.com as extremist. The decision was based on the conclusion of the examination. Palchys’ lawyer is going to appeal the decision.  26.08.2016 | 10:02
Uladzimir Matskevich: The situation in Armenia is as tense as it can be
Uladzimir Matskevich: The situation in Armenia is as tense as it can be
The revolt – social explosion – in Armenia is quite possible; however, it is not Sasna Tsrer actions that will work as a detonator.  03.08.2016 | 08:08
How do independent regional newspapers survive in Belarus
How do independent regional newspapers survive in Belarus
A large portion of media remains afloat thanks to Western assistance. However, the West should also help create conditions conducive to the development of regional publications.  02.08.2016 | 09:14
Belarus from behind bars
Belarus from behind bars
What is it like to be thrown into a Belarusian jail? Political prisoners tell their stories in a reportage by the Ekaterina Loushnikova, a radio and print journalist based in Kyiv.  27.07.2016 | 10:31
Viasna demands to end harassment of Andrei Bandarenka and Mihail Zhamchuzhny in prison
Viasna demands to end harassment of Andrei Bandarenka and Mihail Zhamchuzhny in prison
Ales Bialiatski, chairman of the Human Rights Center "Viasna", has sent a corresponding petition to the Minister of the Interior and the Prosecutor General.  26.07.2016 | 10:13
Perspective: Fear of surveillance is forcing activists to hide from public life in Belarus
Perspective: Fear of surveillance is forcing activists to hide from public life in Belarus
A visitor to Minsk might conclude from its calm appearance that the human rights situation had changed. But beneath the surface, the invisible threat of surveillance keeps civil society in check.  25.07.2016 | 10:24
The case of John Silver will be a warning sign for those intending to take radical action in Belarus
The case of John Silver will be a warning sign for those intending to take radical action in Belarus
Belarusian authorities are unlikely to sentence Eduard Palchys to a serious prison term and he may end up with a fine or suspended sentence. The European Union has no appetite for escalating the tensi  23.07.2016 | 10:06
Hovsep Khurshudyan: Sasna Tsrer group isn’t terrorist, but a response to the political mayhem of the state
Hovsep Khurshudyan: Sasna Tsrer group isn’t terrorist, but a response to the political mayhem of the state
On July 17, an armed group seized the building of the Patrol-Guard Service Regiment in Erebuni district of Yerevan. First National Security Service reported about "an armed group", then – "terrorists"  21.07.2016 | 08:00
Andrei Yahorau: In Turkey, the situation is approximately the same as in Belarus
Andrei Yahorau: In Turkey, the situation is approximately the same as in Belarus
The world has faced the onset of authoritarianism on democracy on a global scale: democracies are losing to authoritarianism.  20.07.2016 | 07:39
Amnesty International: Belarus uses phone networks to stifle free speech
Amnesty International: Belarus uses phone networks to stifle free speech
Amnesty International has accused Belarus authorities of using phone networks run by some of the world’s biggest telecoms companies to stifle free speech and dissent.  15.07.2016 | 12:02
80-year-old Minsk citizen found guilty of insulting Lukashenka and sent to madhouse again
80-year-old Minsk citizen found guilty of insulting Lukashenka and sent to madhouse again
The court found the pensioner Aliaksandr Lapitski guilty and sentenced him to compulsory treatment.  14.07.2016 | 09:42
Lawtrend: We are proud of our two-decade work; we’ll celebrate when Elena Tonkacheva returns
Lawtrend: We are proud of our two-decade work; we’ll celebrate when Elena Tonkacheva returns
The Center for Legal Transformation “Lawtrend” celebrates its 20-year anniversary.  12.07.2016 | 08:08
Elena Tonkacheva: Cancellation of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus mandate is very shortsighted
Elena Tonkacheva: Cancellation of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus mandate is very shortsighted
Belarusian human rights fighters, as well as Miklos Haraszti, don’t see systematic changes of the human rights situation in Belarus.  08.07.2016 | 15:43
U.S. State Department recommends Belarus to abolish all forms of forced labor
U.S. State Department recommends Belarus to abolish all forms of forced labor
Belarus is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor.  04.07.2016 | 08:50
UN Human Rights Council continued the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus
UN Human Rights Council continued the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus
UN HRC renewed the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus for one year. The corresponding decision was made on July 1, 2016 at the UN HRC Session in Geneva.  03.07.2016 | 08:16
Who are they - the new dissidents?
Who are they - the new dissidents?
Today's dissidents are not only attending demonstrations, but also work for the establishment of the civil society.  27.06.2016 | 12:48
Amnesty International calls on renewing of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus
Amnesty International calls on renewing of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus
The UN Human Rights Council should support the renewal of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation in Belarus, says the statement at the website of the human rights organization.  20.06.2016 | 08:29
Point of view: Most stereotypes about the disabled root in the Soviet practises of marginalization
Point of view: Most stereotypes about the disabled root in the Soviet practises of marginalization
Belarusian society needs to change its mentality and overcome stereotypes as well as abandon indifference and take the lead in securing basic constitutional rights of its citizens with disability.  07.06.2016 | 09:45
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Gintautas Mažeikis: The relation of political field and arena in the framework of information war

In his report, philosopher Gintautas Mažeikis discusses several concepts that have been a part of the European social and philosophical thought for quite a time.

Nasta Loika: We returned to strict measures towards the dissentient

The Belarusian authorities violate human rights and the state obligations by suppressing  protests, violent arrests and sentences.

Belarus's Lukashenko alleges “fifth column” plot as unrest continues

Belarusan President Lukashenko said on Tuesday a “fifth column” was plotting to overthrow him with the help of foreign-backed fighters, days before a planned street protest in Minsk against a new tax.

Uladzimir Matskevich: The sooner the "Union State" is denounced, the better for Belarus

Not only does the "Union State" undermine the establishment of civilized relations with Europe, but it hinders the possibility of normal relations between Belarus and Russia.