The Dutch parliament against the visit of Sergei Martynov in Brussels

Society Several members of parliament from the Dutch Christian Democratic Party issued statements about the inadvisability of the visit of Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Martynov in Brussels until the EU has discussed the issue of sanctions against the official Minsk for unfair elections and the crackdown on the opposition.

The corresponding statement appeared, in particular, on the site of the deputy AOPC It Ormela. He and his party colleague Peter Omtzigt asked relevant questions Minister of Foreign Minister Uri Rozentalyu during parliamentary hearings.

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Minsk calling to save the OSCE Office

Society President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE Petras called Eftymiyu Belarusian authorities reconsider the decision to close the OSCE office in Minsk. It is said in the statement issued by the press service of the Assembly.

"The work of this office is now more important than ever before. His main task — to facilitate a constructive dialogue between Belarus and the OSCE. So you can not prevent it from closing, and we will fight to the end" — said Eftymiyu.

He noted that elections, detention of ex-presidential candidates, ordinary citizens and the pressure on the media "were

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In Sweden, protesting against the repression in Belarus

Society Human rights and writers' organizations in Sweden were united for the sake of protest against the deployment of repression in Belarus. Today they are going to hold a protest rally in front of the Belarusian Embassy in Stockholm.

Letter to the Ambassador of Belarus to Sweden signed:

Lise Bergisch, Secretary General of "Amnesty International", Sweden, Janina Orlov, Chairman of the Baltic Association of Writers, Ulrika Knutsson, Chairman of the Swedish Club publicists Bengtsan Esper, Chairman of the organization "Reporters without Borders" in Sweden, Mats Sederlund, Chairman of the Writers' Union of Sweden, Agneta Lindblom Hulten, Chairman of the Swedish

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Names of Freedom

A National Coordination Council of the opposition

Council of the Society will seek "the release of arrested people for political reasons, informing the citizens of Belarus and the international community to seek the return of Belarus on the path of democracy and the rule of law, and create conditions for a country of free and democratic elections."

Under the Declaration, signed by nearly all the democratic opposition organizations: the Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (A.Yaroshuk), The Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hramada) (M.Grib) BSDG (S.Shushkevich), The Left Party "Fair World" (Kalyakin), UCP (S.Bogdankevich), The Association of the "Tell the Truth" (A.Dmitryev), The Movement "For Freedom" (A.Milinkevich), "Young

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Berslyuskoni willing to babysit Lukashenko

Society During the meeting of high-level diplomats in Brussels, where proposals on the introduction of sanctions by the European Union to the Belarusian regime, which took place with the permission of the beating and arrests of opposition members on December 19, only the Italian representatives were against such drastic measures. It is reported by the Brussels correspondent of the publication «EUOBSERVER".

The newspaper reminds that the official Rome repeatedly took the side of Minsk, and the Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi calls Alexander Lukashenko almost a personal friend.

As far back as 2006, after presidential election, Italy

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Martynov cause in Brussels on the carpet?

Society Over the next week, Foreign Minister of Belarus Sergei Martynov can visit Brussels. This is the Polish news agency reported the press service of the EU High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy Catherine Ashton.

There's not excluded that may Martynov to meet with Catherine Ashton and European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule.

Visit precedes the increase in tensions between the government of Belarus and the European Union. On the eve of the representatives of the EU member states have actually begun preparation of a decision on the resumption of visa sanctions Belarusian

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Poland to host a series of concerts in support of Belarusians

Society 14, 15 and 16 January in Warsaw will host a series of concerts with the participation of Polish and Belarusian musicians. Is organized by the "Polish Radio." Music Marathon will start 14th and will be dedicated to the support of political prisoners and victims of the regime.

Culminating in a gala concert entitled "Culture Against Dictatorship" on January 16, the day of solidarity with the families of the disappeared and politically. One of the authors of the idea Igor Znyk notes that thus planned to show the Polish Belarusian culture, and to express solidarity with the prisoners and the

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Online action of solidarity with prisoners

Society The Internet started another campaign of solidarity with the people accused or suspected of "organizing mass disorder" on the day of the presidential election on December 19.

The site launched www.petitionbuzz.com petition for the release of political prisoners. Until January 12, according to the initiators need to collect 150 thousands of signatures demanding the release of illegally detained during peaceful protest in Minsk. These signatures will be sent to the government of Belarus to the United Nations and the European Parliament.

Like-Minded Group works closely with the Committee of Relatives of the arrested "Liberation"

The main

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Environmentalists around the world against the repression in Belarus

Society Russian and international environmental organizations sent two appeals against the massive repression in Belarus, which were developed after the presidential elections in the country.

One of them is addressed to the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, second — OSCE participating States, BelaPAN.

The appeal to the countries of the OSCE called for the need to run against Belarus so-called "Moscow Mechanism" signed, among others, the Environmental Rights Center "Bellona" (Russia), and the International Socio-Ecological Union (MSAES) — an international environmental organization, which includes friends from 17 countries in Europe, Asia and North America.

The essence of the

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