News on the topic: picks of the week

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27.09.2019 Picks of the week

Trial of Dzmitry Paliyenka postponed; wheelchair user reports accessibility issues in election campaigning; Tajik opposition activist detained in Belarus, awaits extradition

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20.09.2019 Picks of the week

Opposition leader warned over election picket; trial of Dzmitry Paliyenka set for September 25; REP leaders finally allowed to recover siezed property

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13.09.2019 Picks of the week

Interior Ministry will not appeal ruling in police brutality case; political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny scores 500 days of prison penalties; Viasna puts online a video about house arrest conditions of union leader Henadz Fiadynich

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30.08.2019 Picks of the week

Viasna activist targeted by smear campaign in Svietlahorsk; teenagers face fines over rally to support rap star; activist suggests introducing agricultural troops in response to new evidence of forced labor in the army

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23.08.2019 Picks of the week

College principal threatens student for intention to hold picket; Police is no social group, conclude experts in Paliyenka's case; Belongings of witnesses in trade unions case are seized for over two years; Siarhei Piatrukhin's property sequestered under police defamation case

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16.08.2019 Picks of the week

Activist calls for greater reform in accessibility standards at polling stations; Viasna activists write to UN Special Rapporteur to report new case of police-related violence; rights defenders complain about inhumane conditions in prison in Mahilioŭ

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09.08.2019 Picks of the week

Observers welcome minor improvements ahead of parliamentary elections; political prisoner Mikhail Zhamchuzhny reports fragile health in prison; death row prisoner Viktar Paulau sees family for first time since trial

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02.08.2019 Picks of the week

Opposition leaders lose trial over protest policing charge; Viasna writes to UN Special Rapporteur on terrorism on alarming trend in Belarus; CEC head again suggests election day option

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26.07.2019 Picks of the week

New charges confirmed for former political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka; three human rights groups banned from major festival; teenager diagnosed with epilepsy after violent arrest

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19.07.2019 Picks of the week

Former political prisoner Dzmitry Paliyenka facing additional charge; Belarusian civil society downplays revocation of illegal NGO membership; official in Mahilioŭ goes unpunished for banning a protest against herself

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12.07.2019 Picks of the week

Exhibition on death penalty in Belarus opens in London; only Belarusian political prisoner does not qualify for early release; religious group charged for policing pilgrimage forced to call off event

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21.06.2019 Picks of the week

More calls from international community to stop executions in Belarus; Belarus ranked low in labor rights rating; Lukashenka rethinks entry ban for Pussy Riot members.

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14.06.2019 Picks of the week

Brest blogger fined for "intrusive" behavior towards policeman; Artist fined for performance in defense of Belarusian language; Nazi propaganda criminalized, extremist symbols outlawed in adopted draft law; Peaceful assembly organizers sue police for bad public maintenance service; Another death sentence executed in Belarus

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07.06.2019 Picks of the week

New fines for Brest environmental activists; Mikhail Zhamchuzhny's petitions are not considered; Performance against dominance of Russian language results in arrest; Minsk hosts an international conference on combating extremism; LGBTQ initiative faces charges for illegal use of the homophobic newspaper logo

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31.05.2019 Picks of the week

Prosecutor General’s Office launches probe into police raids in Roma houses; courts continue to punish illegal protesters; activists stage monstration in Mahilioŭ, first allowed protest in 7 years

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