Azubalis: closure of the OSCE Office — a loss for civil society in Belarus

Society OSCE Chairman, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Azubalis expressed regret over the closure of the representative office in Minsk.

Azubalis noted that the OSCE mission in Minsk, "his help and advice has made a significant contribution to the (…) fulfill the obligations of membership in the OSCE and the creation of a civil society. It also helps countries to address environmental problems after the Chernobyl accident and provided assistance in dealing with other important issues. "

According to Azubalis, one can only regret that the Belarusian authorities have decided not to renew the mandate of the OSCE Office in Minsk. "So

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In Polotsk district farewell to Basil Hramtsov

Society Today in Polotsk district bid farewell to Basil Hramtsov, according to Radio Radio Station. Creator and leader of the Belarusian movement was not Novapolatsk June 10, he was only 45 years old.

Friends responded to the death of Basil Hramtsova on LiveJournal Vintsuk Vyachorka:

"Life Hramtsova Basil, one of the founders and long-time leader of the Belarusian movement Novapolatsk, instantly, ruthlessly burned unfair evil disease that prevailed in Belarus after the Chernobyl disaster.

Vasily Hromtsov was born December 16, 1965 in Novopolotsk. It finished school number 6, after his military service he worked at the "meter". Since the late

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The OSCE office in Minsk has stopped working

Society March 31 in Minsk ceased operations office of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The head office of the Ambassador Benedikt Haller leaves Belarus.

The OSCE Mission has worked in Belarus in 1998. The decision to close the office adopted Belarusian authorities at the end of 2010.

December 31 Representative of Belarus to the International Organizations in Vienna Alexander Sychev informed the members of the Permanent Council of the OSCE Minsk official decision not to renew the mandate of the office of the organization due to "lack of objective justification for maintaining the mission."

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Already today, March 31

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

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Minsk, briefing Head of the Foreign Ministry Andrei Savinykh. Beginning at 11.00.

Minsk, the Belarusian Popular Front Manor (Masherova, 8), the press conference of the BPF Yanukevich Alexei and his deputy Igor Lyalkova and Gregory Kastusiou about the eviction of the Minsk office of the party.Beginning at 11.00.

Minsk, from 11.00 to 12.00, Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Sergei Rumas pursuing a "hotline." Ask the deputy prime minister by phone.

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There is no political will

Society Currency crisis facing Belarus seems to have become a surprise to everyone, including politicians and experts. Even among the non-partisan analysts there was a view that the country has gone through quite well the global economic crisis, in any case, it is easier than other European countries. And that, they say, demonstrates the stability of the Belarusian social model.

And now, when it would seem, the bottom of the crisis successfully overcome, suddenly everything started to fall. It ended the currency devaluation actually occurs, is somewhat foreign exchange rates.

These recent developments in the economy yield several important

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Sister Klaskouski political prisoner returns to Belarus to support him in court

Society Klaskouski Olga, sister of former police officer Alexander Klaskouski, the accused allegedly organizing "mass disorder" in the day of the presidential election on December 19, 2010, returned to Belarus. Recent years, Olga lived in Sweden, there was a political refugee. However, the other day visiting the Belarusian embassy in Stockholm, now it its actually canceled.

The motives of his decision Olga Klaskouski told RFE following:

"I decided for myself exactly what must now be close to his brother, his family and other political prisoners, many of whom are friends of mine.

I'm always very heart ached

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Bandazheuski: Emissions from Fukushima — a danger to Belarus

Society The head of the coordination of the analytical center "Ecology and Health" (Kiev), MD, Professor Yuri Bandazheuski believes that emissions of radiation on the "Fukushima-1" are dangerous for the population of Belarus.

On He said, Belarusian population has undergone intensive radiation exposure since 1960. "Given the radiation received after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in the body of virtually every citizen of Belarus has radioactive elements — said Bandazheuski. — In particular, the result is poor health of Belarusians. In this situation, an additional amount of radioactive iodine and cesium, which is not excluded , will

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European lawyers called on the Minister of Justice of Belarus to stop the persecution of lawyers

Society The European Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (ESBA) appealed to the Minister of Justice of Belarus Viktor Golovanov an open letter in which he demands an end to the persecution of Belarusian lawyers and provide legal aid arrested on charges of rioting in Minsk on December 19.

European lawyers from the Department of Justice require written proof of these claims.

"We are deeply concerned by attempts to prevent lawyers in Belarus to carry out their professional duties and the fact that the people arrested after protests December 19, including four former presidential candidates, were denied access to lawyers," —

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Nedadevalvatsyya

Society Analysts at Merrill Lynch and Raiffeisen considered insufficient measures taken by the National Bank of Belarus, the Belarusian ruble to weaken.

Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Raiffeisen considered inadequate measures of the National Bank of Belarus (NBB), aimed at easing Belarusian ruble — as an extension of the corridor on the OTC market rate from 2% to 10% for bank transactions with enterprises.

"Yesterday's action taken by the National Bank, are not sufficient to calm the nervousness of foreign investors", — told the news agency Interfax analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Ivan Chakarav.

"Foreign

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The representative of the European Union: a political prisoner little to soften the charge

Society The European Union calls on the Belarusian authorities to unconditionally release and rehabilitation of all the accused for political reasons.

BelaPAN was told the charge d'affaires of the European Union in Belarus Jean-Eric Holzapfel, commenting on the change of charges against a number of defendants in the case of mass riots.

"If the allegations zmyakchanyya, then this is good news," — said Holzapfel. However, He said, The EU remains concerned about the prisoners in Belarus for political reasons.

We demand that all men are accused for political reasons, were unconditionally released and rehabilitated.

"We demand that all persons accused

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