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Belarus
Democracy Programs, News, Documents, and Links

Programs
Raise Consciousness for Freedom: 2007-2009
Belarus Observer Campaign: 2004
(Interim/Final Report)

Articles and Documents: 2013

Viva Belarus, a film by Krzysztof Lukaszewicz and Franislav Viacorka (link) (RFE/RL)
Alas Bialacki Receives Council of Europe's Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize (October 10,  2013, FIDH; Sept. 30., PACE)
Alas Bialacki Receives $2 a month for 6 Days' Work-Week (November 12, 2013, FIDH)
Who Is Alas Bielacki (link);
Free Alas Bialacki Campaign (link)

Articles and Documents: 2012

Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections: Preliminary Report on Belarus's Elections (Sept. 23)
OSCE's Parliamentary Assembly: Elections in Belarus Deficient (Sept. 23)
Dissidents Facing Hard Choices After Election by Anna Nemstova (The Daily Beast, Oct. 1)
Elections in Belarus: "We Are Watching" (Congress Blog, Sept. 11, 2012)
Lukashenka Barred from Olympics; Britain Won't Waive Travel Ban for Human Rights Abuses (New York Times, July 26, 2012)
Europe's Last Dictatorship by Andrej Dynko (New York Times, July 12, 2012)
Belarus: Journalist Indicted on Libel Charges by Andrew Roth (New York Times, July 3, 2012)
Europe-wide  Protests for Ales Bialacki  (June 2012)
What the EU Should Do to End the Reign of Terror by David Kramer and Joerg Forbrig (EU Observer, March 21, 2012)
Regime Bars Opponents from Leaving Country (New York Times, March 15, 2012)
Viasna Petition for Ales Bialacki's Release ("We Are All Human Rights Defenders")

Articles and Documents: 2011

Lukashenka Regime Arrests Leader of
Viasna Human Rights Center Ales Bialacki  (Charter 77: August 4/Viasna: August 5, 2011)
Bialacki Charaged with "Tax Evasion" (
August 8, 2011)
Citizens Express Solidarity With Ales (August 10, 2011)
Polish Foreign Ministry Admits to Handing Activist's Bank Information to Belarus (August 11, 2011)
Lithuanian Authorities Provide Privileged Banking Information on Belarus Democrats (August 5, 2011)
FIDH Appeals to Lithuanian President Over Government Complicity in Bialacki Arrest (August 12, 2011)
New Sanctions Against Belarus by U.S. (August 15, 2011)

Statement of Viasna Human Rights Center (August 5, 2011)
Sign Personal Guarantee for Ales! (Eng/Rus)
Amnesty International to Government: Free Ales Bialacki (August 11, 2011)
Amnesty International: Urgent Action Appeal (August 5 2011)
New Sanctions Against Belarus by U.S. (
August 15, 2011)

Additional New Items Related to the Post-Election Crackdown
Only Sanctions Will Release Political Prisoners Say Familes (August 12, 2011)
The Following Were Added to the Treasury Dep's OFAC's List of
Sanctioned Companies (August 11, 2011)
New Case of 19 "Mass Rioters" from December 19 Sent to Court (August 9, 2011)
Belarus Opposition Leaders Hail U.S. Senate Leaders' Strong Actions (Radio Free Europe: August 3, 2011)
The Sound of Post-Soviet Protest: Claps and Beeps (The New York Times: July 14, 2011)
Europe's Last Dictator by David Kramer and A. Wess Mitchell (The Washington Post: July 11, 2011)
Belarus Protesters Arrested for Clapping Hands; Clinton Expresses Support for Civil Society (RFE/RL: June 30, 2011)
Weekly Review of Post-Election Situation in Belarus: June 6-12, 2011
Statement of the President of the U.S. on the Recent Convictions of Political Prisoners in Belarus (May 27, 2011)
Belarus Opposition Leader Gets 5 Years (
The New York Times: May 14, 2011)
Assessing the Crisis in Belarus (Eurasia Daily Monitor: May 9, 2011)
Belsat TV: Satellite TV Pierces Media Muzzle (
The New York Times: April 23, 2011)
Weekly Review of Post-Election Situation in Belarus: March 28-April 4, 2011
U.S. Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Belarus (March 17, 2011)
Crackdown on Demonstrators in Belarus (HRW: March 14, 2011)
Statement of Ambassador Mark Kelly to the Council of Vienna on the Situation in Belarus (March 3, 2011)

The Presidential Elections and the Aftermath
Trials Begin for Belarus Protesters (Washington Post: February 20, 2011)
"First Protester," Vasil Parfyankou, Sentenced to 4 Years (February 17, 2011)
Final Monitoring Report by Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections in Belarus (February 14, 2011)
BBC Chairman and RFE/RL President Call for end to Belarus Media Crackdown (February 4, 2011)
EU and U.S. Coordinate New Round of Sanctions Against Belarus (January 31, 2011)
Lieberman: Strategy of Engagement With Lukashanka Failed (February 4, 2011)
U.S. and Europe Move Against Belarus's Leader (NYT, January 31, 2011)
U.S. State Department Press Statement on New Sanctions (January 31, 2011)
Responding to the Lukashenka Regime
: testimony of David Kramer (Jan. 27, 2011)
U.S. Senators Call for Strong Coordinated Action Against Regime (January 21, 2011)
Human Rights Center Viasna Searched by KGB; Bialatski Arrested (January 17, 2011)
Position of Viasna In Aftermath of Presidential Elections (January 21, 2011)
Viasna Human Rights Center: Update on Arrests and Trials (January 6, 2011)
Belarusian Dictatorship: As Barbaric As It Ever Was by David Kramer (Wall Street Journal, January 3, 2011)
Consequences for Belarus (Washington Post Editorial, January 3, 2011)
The Terror Campaign Against the Opposition: Statement of Viasna (January 2, 2011)

Articles and Documents: 2010

The Presidential Elections and Aftermath
Viasna: Review-Chronicle of Human Rights in Belarus (December 2010)
The Will of the People Is Stolen: Some Real Results by Vincuk Viacorka (December 29, 2010)
A
n Appeal from the World Belarusan Community (December 29, 2010)
Helsinki Commission Condemns Violence in Belarus Elections (December 21, 2010)
Human Rights Defenders for Free Elections Raided and Detained (December 22, 2010)
Hundreds of Detained Protesters Face Closed-Door Trials (December 21, 2010)
Preliminary Report of Independent Election Observers (December 20, 2010)
"The People of Belarus Deserved Better": OSCE Observer Statement on Elections (December 20, 2010)
"Wrong Carrot, Wrong Stick" by Edward Lucas (Center for European Policy Analysis, December 20, 2010)
Lukashenka Claims Victory Amid Police Attacks and Arrests of Opposition (December 19, 2010)
House Resolution Calls for Free and Fair Presidential Elections (November 16, 2010)

Window on Eurasia: Belarus Becoming More Belarusian, Miensk Says (November 3, 2010)
Lukashenka: Opposition is the People's Enemy (RIA Novosti, Sept. 24, 2010)
Presidential Elections Set for December 19 (RFE/RL, September 14, 2010)

Eurasia Review: Pre-Soviet Past Can Be Basis Of Belarusan National Identity (July 20, 2010)
RFE/RL: Has Moscow Had Enough Of Belarus's Lukashenka? (July 19, 2010)
U
.S. Ambassador Calls on Belarus to Comply with OSCE Commitments (July 13, 2010)

Archives: Articles and Documents: 2008-09

Appeasment in Our Time: Berlusconi Goes To Belarus (December, 2009)
IFJ Says Belarus Needs More Reform (
October, 2009)
Military Officials Harass Youth Leader Franak Viachorka (
July 22, 2009)
Belarus: Abolition of Article 193.1 of the Criminal Code (
July 2, 2009)
BIIM: Report on Developments in Belarus: (October 2008 - January 2009 and Februay Update)
Report on Death Penalty: Viasna (
link)
"A Dictator Cannot Be a Partner," interview  with
Vytautas Landsbergis, Dziennik (October 15, 2008)

The Parliamentary Elections: September 2008
Viasna: Election News (September 22, 2008)

UDF Will Not Withdraw Candidates (
September 21, 2008)
Viasna Human Rights Center Uncovers Official Plans to Thwart Opposition in Elections
(September 15, 2008)
Viasna Human Rights Center: News and Statements (
June, 2008)
Viasna: Intl. Human Rights Organizations Condemn Arrests
(March 28, 2008)
Belarus Media News:
KGB Searches Non-state Media and Journalists' Apartments (March 27, 2008)
Police Break Up Rally Marking 90th Annivesary of Independence (
March 25, 2008)
Belarus Media News:
3 Years’ Imprisonment for Publishing Caricatures of Muhammad (January 18, 2008)
Viasna Chronicle of Human Rights Violations (January 2008
)

Archives: 2002-2007

IDEE Belarus Country Report: “Toward a Future Democratic Victory”: The Mobilization Campaign and Civil Society (2002-03)
IDEE Observer Mission for the General Elections in Belarus: October 12-17, 2004
(Interim/Final Report)
The Situation is Not Hopeless: Testimony of Vincuk Viacorka to the U.S. Congress (March 17, 2005)

Ce
nters for Pluralism  Appeal for Belarus Opposition Leaders (2006)
The Islet of Freedom (April 2006) by Alexander Podrabinek
Special Rapporteur Report on Belarus to the U.N. Human Rights Council (2007)
Status of
Freedom of Association and NGOs (Report of the Assembly of Pro-Democratic NGOs, 2007)

Links

Assembly of Belarusian Pro-Democratic NGOs (English page
Association of Belarus Medical Specialists
(Belarusan page)
Belarus Association of Journalists / BAJ (
English page)
Belarus Congress of Democratic Trade Unions (
English Page)
Educational Center for Teachers (
Belarusan page)
Institute for Statehood and Democracy Web Resource (
Belarusan page)
Party BPF (Belarus Popular Front)
(Belarusan page)
Viasna
(Spring) Human Rights Center (English page)


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