There is a petition against the death penalty in Belarus

Society For more than fifty people have signed a petition to the Belarusian human rights authorities to stop the use of the death penalty in Belarus. The actual text of the petition is online human rights organization "Viasna".

Under it had signed Enira Bronitskaya, Artem Dubski, Ivan Shyla, Valeria Savchenkova and democratic activists who are literally in their own skin tested declared "humanism" of the Belarusian law-enforcement system:

"We, the citizens of Republic of Belarus, believe that life is a supreme value, a natural and inalienable human right. We regard the death penalty as a violation of the right

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Belarus has warned investors about the risks

Society This announcement was made in a previous prospectus Eurobonds, finding buyers for that this week has been actively engaged in Minsk.

"Deterioration Belarus relations with Russia could adversely affect energy supplies Belarus and Russian investments in Belarus, which could have a negative impact on the Belarusian economy, "- quoted by Reuters preliminary prospectus Eurobonds Belarus, dated July 9.

In the copy of the document received at the disposal of the agency, is a description of the risks associated with investing in Belarus.

"Investing in Emerging Markets, like Belarus, carry a high degree of risk and investors

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The IMF expects Belarus to structural reforms

Society The International Monetary Fund is continuing consultations with the authorities of Belarus about the directions of the structural reforms that could be the foundation of a new program in the event of a formal request Belarus'."The current consultation with the authorities of the possible destinations, the timing and amount of reform — it is developments that are necessary if Belarusian side formally ask the IMF for a new program. This work is very important for the success of the negotiations, "- told Interfax IMF Resident Representative in Belarus Natalia Kolyadina.

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First sign, then think

Society Organization of the Belarusian customs clearance for goods that are imported into the territory of the Customs Union "troika", an order of magnitude greater than the activities of their colleagues from Kazakhstan and Russia.

This was reported today vice-chairman State Customs Committee of Belarus Vasily Dementey. His statement he made at a meeting of the Commission for International Affairs and CIS Relations of the House of Representatives.

Especially concerned about the situation of the Belarusian customs officers in Russia. According Dementei, it is difficult to control the destiny of the goods, which, for example, was taken away

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PACE President: Trials in Belarus politically motivated

Society President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Mevlut Cavusoglu strongly condemns the trial of former presidential candidate and the other members of the mass protest on December 19 in Minsk. He called this process "politically motivated."

This definition is contained in the statement of the President of PACE, which today press service of the Parliamentary Assembly.

"I call on Belarusian authorities stop litigation and persecution of political opponents, independent media and non-governmental organizations. And so the first step should be to cease politically motivated courts in Belarus, "the document says.


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Kubilius invited Lukashenko cycling

Society This year, the traditional Lithuanian trek bikes "wraps right" led by Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius has to take place in Belarus, near the Lithuanian border. During his visit to Minsk in late June Kubilius invited to take part in the march of the Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko.

According to the Lithuanian edition "Vilniaus diena"The campaign will take place from July 27 to August 1. The route is not yet definitively determined, but it is planned to spend it in areas of Belarus, bordering Lithuania and are home to many ethnic Lithuanians. It is unknown respond Alexander Lukashenko Lithuanian Prime

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Even today, July 14

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

Rain …

…all day. Heat: 21 — 28 C.

Do not pass:

In the first match of the 2nd qualifying round of the Champions League 2010/2011 FC BATE Borisov takes in the city stadium in Borisov islyandki "FH." Beginning at 19.00.

In the village of Samokhvalovichy Minsk region begins a three-day international scientific-practical conference "Potato Belarus: scientific support and innovative way of development."


In Nizhny Tagil exhibition opens arms and military equipment "Defense Expo 2010", which will visit Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin and

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United States turned to the issue of the OSCE human rights in Belarus

Society The head of the U.S. Mission to the OSCE Ian Kelly made a statement about human rights violations in Belarus, the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna.

The statement said that "the United States notes with serious concern that the continued pressure and intimidation aimed at the independent media and the political opposition in Belarus. After a noticeable improvement at the end of 2008, we note with sadness that, in a subsequent period, there were continuing violations OSCE. "

Among the events that cause the most concern, named:

July 8 attack on the activist of "Young Belarus" Artur Finkevich

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OSCE PA President: This is a terrible precedent for democracy

Society "Terrible precedent for democracy," said the verdict was a former presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Petros Efthymiou. His special statement today press service of the OSCE PA.

Petras Efthymiou expressed concern about restrictions that governments set for the political opposition and Civil Society Belarus:

"Sentences participants post-election protests excessive. They show a lack of respect for the fundamental rights of freedom of assembly and expression, promote fear and self-censorship among the media and Civil Society in the country. "

The President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly also urged the government to reconsider the

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Can Moscow and Brussels to negotiate solutions to the Belarusian issue?


Is there the political will?

Valery Karbalevich: "The magazine" Newsweek "comes to the conclusion that Lukashenko has" got "Moscow and Brussels, that they finally realized and decided to make the outcome of Lukashenko in the presidential election. How realistic is such a scenario?"

Alexander Klaskouski: "I think it is unreal. Several of our resources have seized upon the publication in the American Journal and filed it as some kind of serious political science concept. And I looked in the original. There on this subject published half a paragraph. Moreover, this author writes on a variety of topics, and felt

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