On October 6, 2014, the Department for Execution of Judgments of the Ministry of Interior issued a permit for the NGO "Platforma Innovation" to visit penitentiary institutions in Belarus.
On September 4, 2014, Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree introducing special border zones in administrative areas at the border with the Russian Federation.
Belarusian Republican Youth Union is the largest official youth organization in Belarus.
A second woman --Alena Anisim --has announced her presidential ambitions in Belarus. The first one was Olga Karach (already in the spring of 2013).
The head of the human rights organization the Platform, Andrey Bondarenko, was sentenced to three years imprisonment for disorderly conduct.
The human rights activists draw attention to the inhumane and illegal treatment of foreign citizens, who have been spending months in the Center for Isolation of Delinquents (CID) in Akrestsin before their deportation.