In the WTO want to see Belarus, Russia and Kazakhstan separately

Society The World Trade Organization Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan do not want to see as a whole. This was announced today at a press conference in Minsk, Deputy Economy Minister Anton Kudasov.

On Kudasova, in this matter there is a lot of political issues.

"They do not want to see us as a whole, we see individually. But to give up work on the accession to the WTO would not be a grown-up. This work needs to continue. "

IMF — Russia: first — the reform, then — the money

The Company said in a statement issued on the IMF, following the visit of the research mission of the fund, which has worked in Belarus, 1-13 June.

In outstanding mission noted that the discussion of a possible IMF program began, "but that was only the beginning of the debate, and in front — still a long way."

In particular, the IMF stresses that the Belarusian authorities must be to make a "strong stabilization and structural measures prior to the program."

As part of the stabilization measures Fund recommends Minsk to freeze salaries, stop printing money and release rate Belarusian ruble.

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The European Parliament condemned the torture of political prisoners in Belarus

Society The European Parliament, meeting in Strasbourg passed a resolution condemning the use of torture against detainees in the case of December 19, 2010. The vote on the resolution took place on Thursday evening.

The resolution condemns the Belarusian authorities' lack of respect for the fundamental rights of freedom of assembly and expression, and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all political detainees.

The document also strongly condemns the use of torture against prisoners as a form of ill-treatment prohibited by international law and is absolutely unacceptable for a European country, and the nearest neighbor the EU.

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Pick up at the Minsk ice hockey world championship: second attempt

Society We already reported that the U.S. Senate introduced a draft resolution on Belarus in connection with the persecution of the opposition and pro-democracy activists. Among the proposed sanctions — not only political and economic, but also athletic. In particular, the draft resolution calls on the International Ice Hockey Federation to take from Belarus the right to host the World Cup in 2014, when the Belarusian authorities release all political prisoners.

As the general manager of the national teams of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation Sviatoslav Kiselev, official Belarusian side of the possibility of such sanctions was not warned:

"International

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Senator Lieberman: This resolution puts us on the side of the people of Belarus

Society March 10 in the U.S. Senate gave Senator Joseph Lieberman (Independent, Connecticut), introducing the draft resolution on Belarus. We offer you the translation of fragments of his speech.

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I want to speak in support of dvyuhpartyynay resolution, which was introduced to our colleagues, Senator poles and one of the sponsors of which I have the honor to be. The resolution to the situation in Belarus.

At a time when the wind of democratic change blowing across North Africa

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President of the Swedish Club publicists: Belarus should be released all political prisoners

Society Belarus should be released all political prisoners, said in an interview to BelaPAN president of the Swedish Club publicists Ulrika Knutsson.

"I'm in pain watching the events in Belarus — said Knutsson. — Especially hard to realize that in Belarusian prisons continues to be a number of political activists. Unacceptable that under prosecution were also independent Belarusian journalists. My head does not fit sentence Alexander Atroshchenkovym, situation with Irina Khalip, Natalya Radina. These courageous people have suffered because of an honest performance of their professional duties. And the rest of the peaceful demonstrators suffered from expressing their opinions, which

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Anastasia Palazhanka won the U.S. Department of State

Society Interim U.S. attorney in Belarus Michael Scanlan presented the Women's International Award "For Courage" deputy chairman of the "Young Front" Anastasia Palazhanka. 20-year-old Nastya became the first Belarusian to be awarded the prestigious award, which is presented annually to the U.S. Department of State 10 women of different ages and nationalities.

On the occasion of International Women's Day in the U.S. charge d'Belarus Michael Scanlan gave a reception, to which were invited women human rights defenders, journalists, mothers affected by government social activists. However, the highlight of the celebration was the presentation of awards Anastasia Palazhanka. During the award

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The results show the courts that Moscow has secured to the wall

Society Why Belarusian authorities made more lenient sentences to participants of events on December 19? As the official propaganda could explain such a turn? Means a light sentence for Russian citizens that Lukashenko is now forced to concede the demands of Moscow?

These questions are answered by the head of analytical projects BelaPAN Alexander Klaskouski.

Tsigankov: After the first extremely harsh sentences today, and a citizen of Belarus Dmitry Medvedev and Russian citizens Brevs Gapon and received relatively light sentences. Or say it's about a turn in relation to the authorities to sentences of exhibition space?

Klaskouski:

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Grodno prosecutors warned Andrew Pochobut

Society Warning journalist daslana10 of March. Grodno prosecutors warn journalist for his work on the Polish «Gazetu Wyborczu» without accreditation.The warning states that the accreditation of Andrzej Poczobut at the Foreign Ministry of Belarus has ended February 24 2009e and was not renewed, and on the website of the publication to still under his name published materials that cover the events in Belarus.

Prosecutor Victor Morozov Andrei Poczobut reminds that under Belarusian law, professional activities of foreign journalists without accreditation is prohibited.

Andrew Pochobut, however, told us that the prosecutor's office and the Foreign Ministry of Belarus violate

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Draft resolution of the U.S. Congress: Repeal hockey championship in Belarus in 2014

Society In the U.S. Senate on March 9 introduced a draft resolution on Belarus in connection with the persecution of the opposition and pro-democracy activists regime of Alexander Lukashenko. Among the sponsors of the project are the senators Since poles, Joseph Lieberman, John McCain, Benjamin Cardin.

The resolution condemns the "illegitimate" and "fraudulent" presidential election 19 December 2010 and calls for the release of all political prisoners, cease persecution of the opposition and holding new elections in Belarus, in accordance with international standards.

The resolution urges the U.S. President and Secretary of State to coordinate U.S. policy towards Belarus and

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