Catherine Ashton condemned the verdict Parfiankou

Society Statement by the High representative of EU foreign and security policy in relation to the imposition of the sentence activist campaign headquarters Vladimir Neklyaeva Basil Parfiankou:

"I deeply regret in connection with the conviction of the Belarusian court on Feb. 17 to four years a member of the electoral headquarters of the former presidential candidate Vladimir Neklyaeva g Parfiankou, Who took part in the demonstrations that took place after the presidential elections.

Political motives have no place in the judicial process.

Belarus should take into account the commitments made by the OSCE, and in accordance with international standards of

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Mr. K. process or a coup cabinets

Society The feeling and the process of Basil Parfiankou, and from the sentence — both from staging a Kafka novel "The Trial". During that convicted Mr. K. also known as what condemned Mr. Parfiankou. In fact, because several times pushed the closet. And the prosecutor with clear eyes and explained — yes, that is what.

I, by the way, it hit and those "debunking" of paper that printed in three issues of "Sovetskaya Belorussia". Very entertaining and informative,

Attempting to turn the cabinet — it is an attempt to turn the Belarusian state.

but where's the revolution, where the

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The Council of Europe was disappointed the new death sentence in Belarus

Society General secretary Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland deeply disappointed and concerned about yet another confirmation of the death penalty in Belarus. The sentence was handed down by the Supreme Court of the country.This is stated in the statement of the Secretary General, which is located on the site Council of Europe.

"Belarus has been an increase in the number of discussions on the abolition of the death penalty, but this is not enough to pave the way for a moratorium. Today to move from words to actions needed a genuine political will. Death penalty has no place in the

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Ostgruppens protect Spring

Society In an open letter to the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and the Prosecutor General Grigory Vasilevich, a Swedish human rights organization Östgruppens protests against the persecution of Belarusian Human Rights Center "Viasna" and its chairman Ales Bialiatski. On the eve of Bialiatski was invited to the Prosecutor General's Office, where he received a warning about the "activities on behalf of an unregistered organization". In accordance with the warning Bialiatski could face imprisonment of up to two years.

Östgruppens call such actions of the Belarusian authorities' politically motivated and did not match any of the Belarusian Constitution, nor

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The national elite 20s fought for European Belarus

Society Today in Minsk will be a presentation of the book by Nina Stuzhinskaya "Belarus rebel: the history of the anti-Soviet resistance in the 1920s." The book is devoted to the little-known history of the struggle for freedom and independence in the early 20th century. A significant event appearance of a book called Nina Stuzhinskaya in the scientific environment.

The name of the book is almost completely determined by its content: it is the history of Belarus maladasledavanaya 20-30-ies: Slutskoe armed rebellion, anti-Soviet partisan and prominent figures of the independence movement. One of the conclusions — events the times

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Even today, 18 February

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

Frost …

…and the wind, fierce. Temperature: -20 — 17 C. 

Do not pass:

Presentation of the book by Nina Stuzhinskaya "Belarus rebel: the history of the anti-Soviet resistance in the 1920s." Hotel "Crown Plyaza" in Minsk, beginning at 17.00.

The 15th festival "Rock-coronation." Participants: Neuro Dubel, Krama, NRM, without a ticket, DRUM ECSTASY, Palace, BLOOD, RASTA, constellation. KZ "Minsk", beginning at 18.00. 

THERE WHERE TO NO:

Finance ministers and central bank governors director of "Big Twenty» (G20) met in Paris. 

ALSO THIS DAY:

In 1893 was born

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With the war of nerves — in the economic war

Society Why European sanctions were imposed specifically against these companies why Peftiev? As we recall, discussed different options. But, apparently, were chosen target, firing at least you will hit ordinary people, but will bring the greatest political effect.

Business Peftieva — high-tech, pratsazberagalny from the sanctions against him are not affected hundreds of thousands of people. Blow dealt to business whose reputation in the eyes of the population is not very high — the arms trade and the lottery. No milk or tractor. By the same impact on the companies that belong to the Belarusian figurant Forbes list — the

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The final report of the OSCE on elections in Belarus unveil next week

Society The final report of the international observers, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions of the presidential elections in Belarus will be published early next week. This was reported in the press service of the Bureau.

In custody, released on December 20 in Minsk, observers noted that elections Belarus still do not meet OSCE standards.

"The presidential election showed that Belarus still has a considerable way to get up to their OSCE commitments, although were made Some specific improvements "- the document says.

Observers noted that the election day "was marred by detentions of most presidential candidates and hundreds of

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The German Greens: The political processes in Belarus — a shame for Europe

Society Member of the Bundestag faction of the Greens Marieluise Beck the verdict Basil Parfiankou said:"The prosecution and the procedure is as absurd as the sentence tragic. In just a few hours of the first of 42 defendants were sentenced to 4 years imprisonment, because he took seriously their right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. The expected mass sentences to long terms of imprisonment of political opponents reminiscent of the worst practices of the Soviet era. Lukashenka's dictatorship — a shame for Europe of the 21st century and its democratic values. This can not be a partner

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The U.S. Congress is considering re-Democracy Act in Belarus

Society Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) sent to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives "Act on democracy in Belarus in 2004" with a view to pradovzhannya (reauthorization), the website of the WashingtonWatch. A new version of a document called "The Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2011."

The most significant amendments to the text of the act in 2004, which was extended in 2006 and 2008. Include: a) the recommendation of the President of the United States to support the broadcast of Radio Free Europe, Voice of America, European Radio for Belarus and Belsat b) the recommendation of

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