Torturing prisoners hunger will no longer be

Society Belarus has abolished the special underestimated nutritional standards for prisoners penalty box. These standards were kept since Stalin's time, human rights activists regard as torture.

For Belarusian prisoners who are serving in the Ministry of Internal Affairs Department of Corrections, with seven different nutritional standards for different groups of people in different situations. In including there so-called rule number 7, which applies to prisoners punished for violation of the regime.

In Belarus, the offending regime correctional institutions can be placed in a punishment cell, a cell-type or solitary confinement. In this case, as an additional punishment was transferred

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With only candidate does not agree. Took up the strategy for victory

Society Rada of the Belarusian intelligentsia at its next meeting on August 3 may be composed of the powers of a mediator to determine a single presidential candidate from the democratic community. And in the first half of August, the United Democratic Forces of Belarus will present its own "strategy for victory" in the elections.

Chairman of the Belarusian intelligentsia Vladimir Kolasa very concerned about the lack of concrete results:

Vladimir Kolos

"We do not hide the fact that the process is not nearly as much as I would like. And there is a big concern and

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10 reasons not to trust Russia

Society "The Heritage Foundation", one of the leading research and educational centers in the United States, warned U.S. President Barack Obama, that he was in no hurry to ratification of the treaty on the mutual reduction of nuclear arsenals in Russia, which Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed in April this year.

"The Heritage Foundation" believes that Russia is not a reliable partner in international relations and that the ratification of this treaty by the U.S. Senate does not make sense. "The Heritage Foundation" gives 10 reasons for which Washington should not trust Moscow.

The first In the past,

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About Liberty: Valentin Golubev

Society What is your freedom?

The opportunity to do what I want.

What is most limiting your freedom?

Deprivation of such a possibility.

What is happiness for you?

To love and be loved.

What are you most afraid of?

Being unloved.

What a talent you would like to have?

Sing well.

Who of his contemporaries do you admire?


What do you most enjoy doing?

Work in the archives and write a book.

If you could live your life again, what would you change?

Not a serious issue. A lot.

What's the best advice you have received?


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Statkevich: Belarus — the only country where no laws of physics

Society At the trial in the Leninsky district court of Minsk, where the trial of former presidential candidates Nikolai Statkevich and Dmitri Uss, as participants in the events on December 19 Andrei Pozniak, Aleksandr Klaskouski, Alexandra Kvyatkevicha, Artem Gribkova and Dmitri Bulanov, ended the judicial investigation and will soon begin pleadings. Were also questioned more than 10 witnesses, including the leader of the United Civil Party Anatoly Lebedko.

Several police officers who were actively involved in the dispersal of the rally on December 19 and immediately detained protesters were at the trial as witnesses. It commandos Dudarchik, Naletski, Tereshchenko Chernobay.

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Malady was taken to the boots

Society An activist of the "Young Front" Stanislaus Romanovich drafted. It will serve as a near Minsk in the Special Forces.

In the spring of Stanislaus Romanovich expelled from the Mogilev State University named Kuleshov. He argues that for political reasons, being engaged in social activities and did not conceal.

On the eve of the winter session came to him by representatives of the State Security Committee and insisted that the guy has collaborated with them. R. refused. Soon, he was expelled from the university.

In the rector's office argued that the reason for deductions — a bad study. The

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Moscow and Minsk are set against their own people on the neighbors

Society The closer the presidential election in Belarus, the more are the worst quarrel between Moscow and Minsk, Western observers say.

As written in the pages of Russian English-language edition "The Moscow Times" Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics Peterson Anders Aslund, among CIS countries worst relations with Moscow — with Belarus, once its most solid ally and most authoritative (except for the Russian) state in the Europe. Both countries have recently repeated the meaningless gas war and more war on words in the media. This behavior is typical of authoritarian regimes that set up their own people against their

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S.Skrebets: After normal number seven prisoners looked dystrofikami

Society The government of Belarus has decided to cancel the August 22 so-called "rations number 7" for prisoners in penitentiaries. Former prisoners and human rights activists say this provision torture and welcome its abolition.

Nutrition rate number 7 means that a typical daily diet prisoner if he gets in solitary confinement, reduced more than twice. For example, only meat rate decreases from 120 to 30 grams per day. However, a former political prisoner Zmitser Dashkevich believes that a significant impact on improving the situation of prisoners it will not have:

Zmitser Dashkevich

"It should be said about the meat: meat-free

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Confrontation in Osh: a test for the government in Bishkek

Society The leader Roza Otunbayeva is going to Osh — the city of the south, who in June was the scene of ethnic unrest. Then 300 people were killed and about 400,000 became refugees. The roots of the conflict and the possible ways of resolving our radio commentator writes James Kirchyk.

Even today, after almost 2 months, the origins of violence remain unknown. But a lot of points to the mayor of Osh Melissa Mirzatykava as the inspirer and organizer. Designed by former President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, He retained the post and after the overthrow of Bakiyev in April of this

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Shimon Peres gave an interview to BT

Society Israeli President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres gave an interview to the First Belarusian TV channel.July 29 it will be shown in the program "Interview."

According to the announcement of BT, the Israeli President said, that Belarus is now on the verge of a technological breakthrough.

Earlier BT sounded interview with the president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili and the President of Latvia Valdis Zatlers.


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