Time: «After the explosion, the Belarusian tyrant began to tighten the screws

Society Article by Simon Schuster under the title appeared in a recent issue of the American weekly magazine Time. Here is a translation of fragments of the article.

On Monday night, visiting the scene of the explosion in Minsk subway, killing 12 people, the authoritarian president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has spread a net suspicions possible far and wide. The bomb that exploded in the evening on a crowded platform, could be "a gift from abroad" or could be taken from military convoys, he said the heads of law enforcement agencies. Anyone who has a gun, must be tested and

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Belarusian anarchists respond to one of the versions of the KGB

Society Chairman of the KGB of Belarus Vadim Zaitsev on April 12 announced the three versions of the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro. One of them — the relation to the explosion of young extremists. "There are representatives of radical extremist youth organizations. Now complete a criminal case on the anarchists. We do not exclude that in retaliation, primarily in respect of the KGB could have committed such acts, "- said Zaitsev.

Zaitsev has responded to the statement group of anarchists "against the state, against the capital!" Online Indymedia Belarus.

"We are confident can say, that anarchists had

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The EU did not take no formal decisions on Belarus

Society The European Council meeting in Luxembourg on 12 April did not take "no formal decisions" regarding Belarus, told BelaPAN Katsyyanchych May, a spokesman for EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.

Discussion of the situation in the country was included in the agenda of the meeting, which was chaired by Ashton.

According to unofficial information, the ministers Foreign Affairs EU countries were going to consider economic sanctions against Belarus, which is on Last week , citing a source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania's reported Delfi.

"We need to set a goal of

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Even today, 13 April

Society Blitz review of events and those in Belarus, a world history.

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…vyaglyane sun, but in the late afternoon and zahmarytstsa zadazhzhyts. Low: 1 — 6 ° C.

Do not pass:

Day of mourning in Belarus in connection with the tragedy at the metro station "October" on April 11.

THERE WHERE HAVE NO:

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev began a five-day visit to China.

ALSO THIS DAY:

In 1743, Thomas Jefferson was born, the author of the Declaration of Independence (1776).

In 1906 born Irish writer Samuel Beckett, the Nobel Prize (1969).

In 1943 the German occupation troops in

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World sympathizes with Belarus

Society In connection with the explosion on April 11 in Minsk metro leaders and international organizations, famous people express their sympathy to the victims and to the people of Belarus. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his sympathy to the people of Belarus and, in particular, the families of the victims.

The OSCE Chairman, Foreign Minister of Lithuania Azubalis"Our sympathy is directed primarily to the families of the victims."

Today, the morning session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe opened with a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack in the Minsk metro.  In

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Press conference of human rights defenders declared hazardous

Society Law enforcement officials on May 4 in the evening disrupted the presentation of the report on the events in Minsk on December 19. Police detained several citizens of Russia and Ukraine, which were in the office. Their actions are explained by "the need clarify the legality of their stay on the territory of Belarus." They were later released.

Belarusian human rights activist Elena Laptenok in an interview with the Freedom recalled that a 19-hours in the office of the Human Rights Centre "Viasna" was scheduled presentation videadakladu special rapporteur of the Committee on International Control over the Human Rights

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Minsk terrorist attack — the destruction of the image of Belarus

Society Politicians sympathy to the families of victims of the Minsk terrorist attack on April 11, resent the cynicism of the organizers and performers, authorities have warned against repeating the experience of 2008, when an explosion at the Republic Day in Minsk massively detained members of the opposition, and the perpetrators have not been found.

An activist of the United Civil Party Alexander Sergienko In 2008, shortly after the explosion on July 4 in Minsk detained a group of KGB capture as one of the suspects.

Intelligence agencies have acted rudely broke down the door and arrested, seized various

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Sinikka Hurskainen: There can be no progress in relations between Belarus and PACE

Society The human rights situation in Belarus has not improved, so there can be progress in the relations between Belarus and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

This was reported Rapporteur on Belarus Sinikka Hurskainen, making a report to the PACE political committee, which held a hearing on Belarus.

The hearing was closed to the press. Officials of Belarus to participate in the meeting were not invited.

Following the meeting, the press service released a report of Mrs. Hurskainen.

PACE rapporteur has once again expressed concern about the politically motivated criminal cases, with information about the torture of

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Expert FSB: This is not the Belarusian opposition and government

Society With a request to comment on the terrorist attack in Minsk, we have appealed to Vladimir Lutsenko, Colonel FSB, the former head of the Anti-Terrorism FSB. He's talked to Yuri Drakakhrust.

Drakakhrust: Mr. Lutsenko, how do you qualify the terrorist attack in Minsk, on whose handwriting is it like?

Lutsenko: Handwriting hundred percent of international terrorism, which we talk so much, whenever there is a tragedy. And then zaboltvaem all forget. There is a plague of international terrorism. This is a politically motivated form of application of extreme violence against the population, which is not at war.

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In Minsk, the queue for currency and cheap vegetables

Society Belarusian citizens stand in line, trying to get the currency and cheap substandard vegetables. Minsk residents to stand in line at the exchangers. Shortage of foreign currency in Belarus is accompanied by excessive demand for it because of calico devaluation of the Belarusian ruble. The currency is still almost impossible to buy in the exchange offices.

In Minsk, you can see the queue of several dozen people on the cheap substandard vegetables. Non-conforming tomatoes cost about a dollar per kilogram and the standard quality — about twice as expensive.

With imported fruit in the shops and stalls can be

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