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  1. At least eight journalists still jailed for reporting on Belarus protestsRead the original story w/Photo

    56 min ago | CPJ Press Freedom Online

    ... 25-26 alone, media reported nearly 60 additional incidents of attacks on the press around the country. Courts in Belarus' capital, Minsk, and in the northeastern city of Vitebsk sentenced eight journalists to prison, according to BAJ , which keeps a ...

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  2. Armenia has applied to Belarus on different levels over Lapshin's case – MFA ArmeniaRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Groong

    YEREVAN, MARCH 28, ARMENPRESS. Armenia has applied to Belarus on different levels over blogger Lapshin's case, press secretary of MFA Armenia Tigran Balayan told "Armenpress".  President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has announced during the farewell meeting with Armenian Ambassador to Belarus Armen Khachatryan that Armenia has never applied to him over Lapshin's case.  "Armenia has never told me anything about Lapshin.

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  3. Belarus: UN expert decries Government's return to mass violence against peaceful protestorsRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | United Nations

    "The events of the last weekend prove the pre-meditated character of the repressive measures, and show an open return by the Government to its old policy of mass repression against citizens who exercise or dispense defense for human rights provided by the constitution and international treaties," said the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Belarus, MiklA3s Haraszti, in a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights .

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  4. BAKU: Lukashenko: People in Nagorno-Karabakh don't have decent lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Groong

    Armenia and Azerbaijan should sit at the negotiations table and solve the Karabakh problem without any strong or weak mediators, said Alexander Lukashenko, the President of Belarus. He made the remarks at the meeting with Armenia's Ambassador to Belarus Armen Khachatryan, who is completing his mission in Minsk on March 28. "If they want to use someone as a guarantor, they must make this decision together," he said, stressing that it is the right time to solve this issue today.

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  5. Lukashenko: Belarus and Armenia are close peoples, and will remain soRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Groong

    MINSK, 28 March – Belarus and Armenia are close peoples, and will remain so, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Armenia, Armenia's permanent representative at the CIS Armen Khachatryan on the occasion of the completion of his diplomatic mission in Belarus, BelTA has learned. The head of state commended the diplomat for a big contribution to the development of bilateral relations.

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  6. Personal albums of the Red Baron's Nazi cousin for saleRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | BBC News

    ... or resting on the ground, comes from a number of pages filled with other photographs from Vitebsk, in modern-day Belarus, suggesting these prisoners were Soviet soldiers captured in the region during Operation Barbarossa The photographs from von ...

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  7. Belarus Leader Seeks To Ease Tensions With ArmeniaRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Armenian Liberty

    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko strongly denied siding with Azerbaijan on Tuesday as he sought to end a bitter row with Armenia sparked by the arrest in Belarus of a Russian-Israeli blogger who has repeatedly visited Nagorno-Karabakh. "We absolutely understand the policies pursued by Armenia's current and former leaderships," Lukashenko told Armenia's outgoing ambassador in Minsk, Armen Khachatrian.

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  8. Swedish Parliament Proposes To Impose Sanctions Against LukashenkaRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | Charter97

    The Belarusian issue is being discussed in the Swedish parliament with the participation of the head of the Swedish Foreign Ministry. Former Minister for EU Affairs in the Swedish government and now member of the Liberal Party of Sweden Birgitta Olsson draws attention to the fact that in recent weeks, mass protests for democracy have taken place not only in Minsk and Moscow, but also in other cities of Belarus and Russia, Svaboda reports.

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  9. Lukashenko doesn't believe "people have decent life in Nagorno-Karabakh"Read the original story

    10 hrs ago | Groong

    Yerevan /Mediamax/. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko doesn't believe that "people in Nagorno-Karabakh live a good and decent life today".

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  10. Yet Another Isolation Of Belarusian Regime Is PossibleRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Charter97

    Recent repressions in Belarus have already caused great disappointment of the West, which started a cautious dialogue with the official Minsk after the beginning of Russian aggression against Ukraine. Now this dialogue is put in jeopardy, the Ukrainian editorial staff of Radio Liberty writes.

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  11. Journalist Aliaksandr Barazenka Announces Hunger-StrikeRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Charter97

    Journalist of the "Belsat" TV-channel Aliaksandr Barazenka , convicted for 15 days of detention yesterday, announced a hunger strike as a sign of protest against the illegal persecution. During the whole term of the arrest, Barazenka is going to refuse from food.

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  12. 80-Year-Old Poet Escaping From Detention Truck: I Will Go To All Our Actions With My DaughtersRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Charter97

    Yan Hryb , the 80-year-old Belarusian poet and his daughter went to the action on March 25 in Minsk. Instead of a procession and a holiday, I saw a brutal dispersal of peaceful civilians.

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  13. British Foreign Office Calls On Belarusian Authorities To Release Detained ProtestersRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Charter97

    The Foreign Office of Great Britain notes that in London they closely follow the events in Belarus, and not only during the Freedom Day, but also on the eve, when detentions took place as well. "We are concerned about the actions of the law enforcement agencies in Minsk.

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  14. life:) expands 4G network coverage in BelarusRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | TeleGeography CommsUpdate

    ... the cellco says it has extended 4G availability for customers in Minsk and Minsk region, and in Molodechno. Belarus, which kicked off its commercial offering in December 2015, offering a one-month free trial of the new data service to encourage ...

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  15. Eight Pictures Of Dignity And Disgrace After Freedom DayRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Charter97

    On Monday, Belarus held mass trials against the people detained at the actions on the Freedom Day on March 25 and 26. Head of the "Art-Siadziba" Pavel Belavus was charged with swearing in public in the Kastrychnitskaya Square on March 26. "I speak Belarusian, so even if I had sworn, riot policemen would have never understood me," - he said at the trial. The sentence was 25 days of detention.

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  16. The Story Of A Brave Belarusian Girl With A SmileRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Charter97

    Alena Lutskovich from the Kastrychnitski settlement was one of the first whom the riot policemen detained on March 25. The photo of a smiling girl, carried by the riot policemen, immediately went viral on the Internet, Euroradio reports. Alena is a UCP member, and the action in Minsk wasn't the first for her.

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  17. 'Dozens' jailed in Belarus following weekend protestRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | EurActiv.com

    Police officers detain a journalist attempting to cover a rally in Minsk, Belarus, 26 March 2017. Opposition organisers have called for people to protest against a violent crackdown on protestors the day before.

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  18. Czech diplomacy calls on Russia, Belarus to release demonstratorsRead the original story

    17 hrs ago | Prague Daily Monitor

    ... the government officials' corruption in Moscow on Sunday. "We are carefully monitoring the current developments in Belarus and Russia. We call on the respective authorities to release all detained citizens and respect fundamental rights and ...

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  19. Now is not the time to isolate BelarusRead the original story

    18 hrs ago | EurActiv.com

    The EU can encourage change in Belarus by offering support and closer ties. Punitive moves to sever ties with Minsk will undo much of the progress that has already been made, writes Igor Merheim-Eyre.

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  20. Dozens detained seeking answers about Belarus mass arrestsRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... their way back from a Spring Break holiday at Disney World How to cut poverty: Fine people for being poor! Ex-Soviet Belarus introduces 'social parasites' tax to 'instill discipline in the work-shy' Belarus authorities detained hundreds of people ...

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