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07.08.2020 Picks of the week

Minsk DJs get 10 days in prison for playing "wrong" song; authorities thwart dozens of campaigning events by alternative candidates; early voting turnout hits record; two "Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections" observers lose accreditation

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31.07.2020 Picks of the week

Minsk courts continue to convict innocent people on trumped-up charges; MFA blocks accreditation of foreign reporters ahead of August 9 election; 13 people arrested over July 14 protest

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24.07.2020 Picks of the week

Electoral authorities banish independent journalists from official information center; political prisoner Siarhei Tsikhanouski awarded short prison term in a mock trial; names of persons arrested over July 14 protest revealed

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17.07.2020 Picks of the week

25 people detained after filing complaints with the Central Election Commission; RFE/RL reporter beaten and charged with resisting arrest; four people held in criminal case following election protest in Minsk

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12.06.2020 Picks of the week

Investigators name another suspect in Siarhei Tsikhanouski's case; Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya suspends signature collection amid unprecedented repression; Viasna activist in Svietlahorsk facing new penalty

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05.06.2020 Picks of the week

Candidate's nomination campaign at risk after arrest of 9 activists; CEC ignores Lukashenka's sexist remarks; police detain would-be candidate

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29.05.2020 Picks of the week

Peaceful protesters continue to stand trials across Belarus; Viasna's human rights defender complains of "cold cell torture" in prison; Lukashenka's campaigners routinely abuse administrative resources to support the incumbent's nomination

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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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