The Civil War refugee from Congo brought to despair in Akrestsin
Monday, 16 June 2014 21:55

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.

Activists locked in jail for 31 thousand hockey periods during championship
Friday, 09 May 2014 16:44

Opposition activists and football fans will have to spend 10 times more time in jail than our national team has ever played. There are 25 players in Belarus national hockey team. Almost the same number of opposition activists has already been detained.

"There have always been preventive detentions. I have never seen so many activists to be arrested before,” human rights defender Nasta Loika said.

Selling arms to one’s enemy? Ukrainian-Belarusian method
Thursday, 17 April 2014 14:54

Last March was very "Ukrainian" for the whole region of Eastern Europe. For the first time in the Crimean issue, Belarus and Belarusian president has come into the spotlight, besides the Ukraine and Russia.

A service with no alternative?
Sunday, 09 March 2014 22:56

Every young male citizen of Belarus aged from 18 to 27 faces the duty of military service.

The length of service has been reduced compared with the Soviet period, but it is still higher than, for example, in Russia. A citizen without a higher education is obliged to serve for one  and a half year, with higher education – for a year.

At the same time, in the last twenty years the conscripts have not been able to choose civil alternative service instead of military service, despite the fact that it is their constitutional right.

Making movies in Belarusian style: "Something is wrong".
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:44

Nearly 4000 young people were to storm the Government House in Minsk in the early hours on February 3rd. A blocked Independence Avenue, Special Forces of the Ministry of Interior Affairs, real fights on the steps of the Government House. And even a real car explosion near the monument to Lenin.

Difficulties in translation.
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 21:53

The Constitutional Court of Belarus sees no problem in the lack of translations into the Belarusian language of the laws of the Republic of Belarus. Presidential administration suggests using automatic translators on the official sites. And the Council of the Republic (the upper house of parliament) believes that the right to choose one of the two official languages belongs to the state, and not to the citizens.


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