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09.05.2020 Picks of the week

Authorities target critical bloggers and peaceful protesters as Parliament sets presidential election for August 9

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24.04.2020 Picks of the week

Police search apartment of human rights activist in Svietlahorsk; man in Homieĺ fined for sharing banned video about Lukashenka; woman claims wrong conviction for failing to self-isolate

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17.04.2020 Picks of the week

Authorities extend investigation in Pilip Shaurou case; HRDs write to UN expert about politically motivated expulsion of student in Minsk; Viasna activist convicted in Baranavičy

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10.04.2020 Picks of the week

Investigative journalist Siarhei Satsuk walks free but still a suspect in criminal case; presidential election in August may become a formality if not put off over COVID-19 pandemic, expert says; Viasna protests expulsion of student over demanding distance learning

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03.04.2020 Picks of the week

Authorities increasingly prosecute critical journalists and bloggers; domestic and foreign organizations urge to release investigative journalist Siarhei Satsuk; human rights defenders alarmed by situation in prisons amid coronavirus outbreak

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20.03.2020 Picks of the week

COVID-19 affects the rights of prisoners, peaceful protesters, and future presidential candidates; convicted trade union activist faces fewer restrictions; victim of police violence gets new chance to punish perpetrators

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13.03.2020 Picks of the week

Viasna writes to UN to complain about persecution of peaceful protesters and bloggers; death convicts' sister launches petitions to save her brothers' lives; HRDs alarmed by proposals to criminalize "LGBT propaganda" and raise age of consent for same-sex relationships

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06.03.2020 Picks of the week

Appeal date set for convicted anarchists Mikita Yemialyianau and Ivan Komar; Viasna's activist Aliaksandr Vaitseshyk faces formal charges; Belarus still ranked low in Freedom House annual report

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28.02.2020 Picks of the week

Human rights defenders sum up aftermath of pro-independence protests; UN urged to intervene in cases of repeated detention of Belarusian protesters; Viasna activist briefly detained in Niasviž district

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21.02.2020 Picks of the week

Dzmitry Paliyenka loses appeal to Supreme Court; political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny claims his mail is destroyed by prison authorities; alternative report on UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities presented in Minsk

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31.01.2020 Picks of the week

Death convict loses appeal at Supreme Court; more people convicted over December protests; employment discrimination still high, new research says

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24.01.2020 Picks of the week

Critical blogger gets 8 jail terms in a row; opposition activist faces criminal charges; death convict and family report harassment

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17.01.2020 Picks of the week

Nearly 100 punished over pro-independence protests; government resumes investigation into extrajudicial murder case; HRW criticizes Belarus over lack of progress in key human rights areas

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13.12.2019 Picks of the week

Women's rights activists stage artistic protest on Human Rights Day; critical blogger cleared of criminal charges; more people convicted in election aftermath.

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06.12.2019 Picks of the week

After a summer lull, when only a few politically motivated cases of persecution were reported by the media, the fall saw a new wave of repression targeting opponents of the current regime.

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