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Deutsche Welle, DW exclusive: Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova speaks from jail, on December 4, 2021 4:20 AM at 4:20 AM

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Maria Kolesnikova, a top figure in Belarus’ opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has spoken with DW in an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Alexander Lukashenko., Maria Kolesnikova, a top figure in Belarus’ opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has spoken with DW in an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Alexander Lukashenko.

Deutsche Welle, DW exclusive: Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova speaks from jail, on December 4, 2021 4:20 AM at 4:20 AM

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Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko., Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko.

Deutsche Welle, DW exclusive: Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova speaks from jail, on December 4, 2021 4:20 AM at 4:20 AM

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Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko., Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko.

Deutsche Welle, DW exclusive: Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova speaks from jail, on December 4, 2021 4:20 AM at 4:20 AM

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Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko., Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko.

Deutsche Welle, DW exclusive: Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova speaks from jail, on December 4, 2021 4:20 AM at 4:20 AM

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Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko., Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko.

Deutsche Welle, DW exclusive: Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova speaks from jail, on December 4, 2021 4:20 AM at 4:20 AM

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Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko., Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko.

Deutsche Welle, DW exclusive: Belarus dissident Maria Kolesnikova speaks from jail, on December 4, 2021 4:20 AM at 4:20 AM

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Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko., Maria Kolesnikova, a leading figure in the Belarus opposition movement who has been jailed in Minsk, has given DW an exclusive interview. She talks about her trial and the ongoing struggle against Lukashenko.

News – belsat.eu, Belarus’ Philharmonia cancels Holocaust Remembrance Day concerts after report about their allegedly being linked to protests, on December 3, 2021 1:57 PM at 1:57 PM

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The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

Hanna Lyankova, Yellow Stars project coordinator. Photo: radio1.by

The concerts entitled Yellow Stars were scheduled for January 20 and 22, 2022. However, the plans were scratched after some Ivan Nikifarau sent the e-mail to the Belarusian Ministry of Culture of Belarus on November 30:

“The so-called projects Yellow Stars, Endtitles Are Not Yet Here and others are presented as charitable, but in fact the funds raised go to supporting opposition organisations (such as the Hrodna Hospice); the cultural workers who participated in illegal rallies are involved in them <…> One should put an end to such activity in all state-run concert organisations, not only in Minsk, but also in other cities.”

E-mail from person named Ivan Nikifarau. Photo: svb1234.azureedge.net

The Ministry of Culture forwarded the letter to the philharmonia officials, asking them toresolve the situation’. As a result, on December 2 it became known that they cancelled Yellow Stars concerts at the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

Such performances have taken place in Minsk and other Belarusian cities since 2018.

Authorities accuse activist helping domestic violence victims of staging women’s marches in Minsk

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, The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

News – belsat.eu, Belarus’ Philharmonia cancels Holocaust Remembrance Day concerts after report about their allegedly being linked to protests, on December 3, 2021 1:57 PM at 1:57 PM

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The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

Hanna Lyankova, Yellow Stars project coordinator. Photo: radio1.by

The concerts entitled Yellow Stars were scheduled for January 20 and 22, 2022. However, the plans were scratched after some Ivan Nikifarau sent the e-mail to the Belarusian Ministry of Culture of Belarus on November 30:

“The so-called projects Yellow Stars, Endtitles Are Not Yet Here and others are presented as charitable, but in fact the funds raised go to supporting opposition organisations (such as the Hrodna Hospice); the cultural workers who participated in illegal rallies are involved in them <…> One should put an end to such activity in all state-run concert organisations, not only in Minsk, but also in other cities.”

E-mail from person named Ivan Nikifarau. Photo: svb1234.azureedge.net

The Ministry of Culture forwarded the letter to the philharmonia officials, asking them toresolve the situation’. As a result, on December 2 it became known that they cancelled Yellow Stars concerts at the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

Such performances have taken place in Minsk and other Belarusian cities since 2018.

Authorities accuse activist helping domestic violence victims of staging women’s marches in Minsk

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, The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

News – belsat.eu, Belarus’ Philharmonia cancels Holocaust Remembrance Day concerts after report about their allegedly being linked to protests, on December 3, 2021 1:57 PM at 1:57 PM

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The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

Hanna Lyankova, Yellow Stars project coordinator. Photo: radio1.by

The concerts entitled Yellow Stars were scheduled for January 20 and 22, 2022. However, the plans were scratched after some Ivan Nikifarau sent the e-mail to the Belarusian Ministry of Culture of Belarus on November 30:

“The so-called projects Yellow Stars, Endtitles Are Not Yet Here and others are presented as charitable, but in fact the funds raised go to supporting opposition organisations (such as the Hrodna Hospice); the cultural workers who participated in illegal rallies are involved in them <…> One should put an end to such activity in all state-run concert organisations, not only in Minsk, but also in other cities.”

E-mail from person named Ivan Nikifarau. Photo: svb1234.azureedge.net

The Ministry of Culture forwarded the letter to the philharmonia officials, asking them toresolve the situation’. As a result, on December 2 it became known that they cancelled Yellow Stars concerts at the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

Such performances have taken place in Minsk and other Belarusian cities since 2018.

Authorities accuse activist helping domestic violence victims of staging women’s marches in Minsk

belsat.eu

, The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

News – belsat.eu, Belarus’ Philharmonia cancels Holocaust Remembrance Day concerts after report about their allegedly being linked to protests, on December 3, 2021 1:57 PM at 1:57 PM

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The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

Hanna Lyankova, Yellow Stars project coordinator. Photo: radio1.by

The concerts entitled Yellow Stars were scheduled for January 20 and 22, 2022. However, the plans were scratched after some Ivan Nikifarau sent the e-mail to the Belarusian Ministry of Culture of Belarus on November 30:

“The so-called projects Yellow Stars, Endtitles Are Not Yet Here and others are presented as charitable, but in fact the funds raised go to supporting opposition organisations (such as the Hrodna Hospice); the cultural workers who participated in illegal rallies are involved in them <…> One should put an end to such activity in all state-run concert organisations, not only in Minsk, but also in other cities.”

E-mail from person named Ivan Nikifarau. Photo: svb1234.azureedge.net

The Ministry of Culture forwarded the letter to the philharmonia officials, asking them toresolve the situation’. As a result, on December 2 it became known that they cancelled Yellow Stars concerts at the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

Such performances have taken place in Minsk and other Belarusian cities since 2018.

Authorities accuse activist helping domestic violence victims of staging women’s marches in Minsk

belsat.eu

, The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

News – belsat.eu, Belarus’ Philharmonia cancels Holocaust Remembrance Day concerts after report about their allegedly being linked to protests, on December 3, 2021 1:57 PM at 1:57 PM

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The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

Hanna Lyankova, Yellow Stars project coordinator. Photo: radio1.by

The concerts entitled Yellow Stars were scheduled for January 20 and 22, 2022. However, the plans were scratched after some Ivan Nikifarau sent the e-mail to the Belarusian Ministry of Culture of Belarus on November 30:

“The so-called projects Yellow Stars, Endtitles Are Not Yet Here and others are presented as charitable, but in fact the funds raised go to supporting opposition organisations (such as the Hrodna Hospice); the cultural workers who participated in illegal rallies are involved in them <…> One should put an end to such activity in all state-run concert organisations, not only in Minsk, but also in other cities.”

E-mail from person named Ivan Nikifarau. Photo: svb1234.azureedge.net

The Ministry of Culture forwarded the letter to the philharmonia officials, asking them toresolve the situation’. As a result, on December 2 it became known that they cancelled Yellow Stars concerts at the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

Such performances have taken place in Minsk and other Belarusian cities since 2018.

Authorities accuse activist helping domestic violence victims of staging women’s marches in Minsk

belsat.eu

, The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

News – belsat.eu, Belarus’ Philharmonia cancels Holocaust Remembrance Day concerts after report about their allegedly being linked to protests, on December 3, 2021 1:57 PM at 1:57 PM

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The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

Hanna Lyankova, Yellow Stars project coordinator. Photo: radio1.by

The concerts entitled Yellow Stars were scheduled for January 20 and 22, 2022. However, the plans were scratched after some Ivan Nikifarau sent the e-mail to the Belarusian Ministry of Culture of Belarus on November 30:

“The so-called projects Yellow Stars, Endtitles Are Not Yet Here and others are presented as charitable, but in fact the funds raised go to supporting opposition organisations (such as the Hrodna Hospice); the cultural workers who participated in illegal rallies are involved in them <…> One should put an end to such activity in all state-run concert organisations, not only in Minsk, but also in other cities.”

E-mail from person named Ivan Nikifarau. Photo: svb1234.azureedge.net

The Ministry of Culture forwarded the letter to the philharmonia officials, asking them toresolve the situation’. As a result, on December 2 it became known that they cancelled Yellow Stars concerts at the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

Such performances have taken place in Minsk and other Belarusian cities since 2018.

Authorities accuse activist helping domestic violence victims of staging women’s marches in Minsk

belsat.eu

, The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

News – belsat.eu, Belarus’ Philharmonia cancels Holocaust Remembrance Day concerts after report about their allegedly being linked to protests, on December 3, 2021 1:57 PM at 1:57 PM

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The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

Hanna Lyankova, Yellow Stars project coordinator. Photo: radio1.by

The concerts entitled Yellow Stars were scheduled for January 20 and 22, 2022. However, the plans were scratched after some Ivan Nikifarau sent the e-mail to the Belarusian Ministry of Culture of Belarus on November 30:

“The so-called projects Yellow Stars, Endtitles Are Not Yet Here and others are presented as charitable, but in fact the funds raised go to supporting opposition organisations (such as the Hrodna Hospice); the cultural workers who participated in illegal rallies are involved in them <…> One should put an end to such activity in all state-run concert organisations, not only in Minsk, but also in other cities.”

E-mail from person named Ivan Nikifarau. Photo: svb1234.azureedge.net

The Ministry of Culture forwarded the letter to the philharmonia officials, asking them toresolve the situation’. As a result, on December 2 it became known that they cancelled Yellow Stars concerts at the Belarusian State Philharmonic.

Such performances have taken place in Minsk and other Belarusian cities since 2018.

Authorities accuse activist helping domestic violence victims of staging women’s marches in Minsk

belsat.eu

, The Belarusian State Philharmonic Hall has canceled concerts dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day in light of a complaint made by a ‘concerned citizen’, Radio Svaboda reports.

News – belsat.eu, Poland’s police: Belarus servicemen try to blind Polish border guards with strobe lights, lasers, on December 3, 2021 10:09 AM at 10:09 AM

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On December 2, irregular migrants made another attempt to illegally cross the Belarusian-Polish border, Poland’s police said on Twitter on Friday.

The incident happened in Hajnówka County (Podlaskie Voivodeship).

“In the evening, officers and soldiers who were thwarting an attempt to cross the border between Opaka and Wólka-Terechowska were blinded with strobe lights and lasers used by Belarusian servicemen, ” the statement said.

It is not the first time that the Belarusian military have tried to dazzle Polish border guards with laser beams and bright lights; according to the Polish side, the Belarusians destroy the border fence at night from time to time, trying to help illegal migrants enter the territory of Poland.

It should be recalled that OSAM, the special force of the Belarusian border troops, is included in the EU’s 5th sanctions package adopted on December 2 for their contribution to facilitating the migration crisis on the EU borders.

‘Families were deceived’: EU Commissioner faults Lukashenka regime for creating migration crisis

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, On December 2, irregular migrants made another attempt to illegally cross the Belarusian-Polish border, Poland’s police said on Twitter on Friday.

News – belsat.eu, Poland’s police: Belarus servicemen try to blind Polish border guards with strobe lights, lasers, on December 3, 2021 10:09 AM at 10:09 AM

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On December 2, irregular migrants made another attempt to illegally cross the Belarusian-Polish border, Poland’s police said on Twitter on Friday.

The incident happened in Hajnówka County (Podlaskie Voivodeship).

“In the evening, officers and soldiers who were thwarting an attempt to cross the border between Opaka and Wólka-Terechowska were blinded with strobe lights and lasers used by Belarusian servicemen, ” the statement said.

It is not the first time that the Belarusian military have tried to dazzle Polish border guards with laser beams and bright lights; according to the Polish side, the Belarusians destroy the border fence at night from time to time, trying to help illegal migrants enter the territory of Poland.

It should be recalled that OSAM, the special force of the Belarusian border troops, is included in the EU’s 5th sanctions package adopted on December 2 for their contribution to facilitating the migration crisis on the EU borders.

‘Families were deceived’: EU Commissioner faults Lukashenka regime for creating migration crisis

belsat.eu

, On December 2, irregular migrants made another attempt to illegally cross the Belarusian-Polish border, Poland’s police said on Twitter on Friday.

News – belsat.eu, Poland’s police: Belarus servicemen try to blind Polish border guards with strobe lights, lasers, on December 3, 2021 10:09 AM at 10:09 AM

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On December 2, irregular migrants made another attempt to illegally cross the Belarusian-Polish border, Poland’s police said on Twitter on Friday.

The incident happened in Hajnówka County (Podlaskie Voivodeship).

“In the evening, officers and soldiers who were thwarting an attempt to cross the border between Opaka and Wólka-Terechowska were blinded with strobe lights and lasers used by Belarusian servicemen, ” the statement said.

It is not the first time that the Belarusian military have tried to dazzle Polish border guards with laser beams and bright lights; according to the Polish side, the Belarusians destroy the border fence at night from time to time, trying to help illegal migrants enter the territory of Poland.

It should be recalled that OSAM, the special force of the Belarusian border troops, is included in the EU’s 5th sanctions package adopted on December 2 for their contribution to facilitating the migration crisis on the EU borders.

‘Families were deceived’: EU Commissioner faults Lukashenka regime for creating migration crisis

belsat.eu

, On December 2, irregular migrants made another attempt to illegally cross the Belarusian-Polish border, Poland’s police said on Twitter on Friday.

News – belsat.eu, Poland’s police: Belarus servicemen try to blind Polish border guards with strobe lights, lasers, on December 3, 2021 10:09 AM at 10:09 AM

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On December 2, irregular migrants made another attempt to illegally cross the Belarusian-Polish border, Poland’s police said on Twitter on Friday.

The incident happened in Hajnówka County (Podlaskie Voivodeship).

“In the evening, officers and soldiers who were thwarting an attempt to cross the border between Opaka and Wólka-Terechowska were blinded with strobe lights and lasers used by Belarusian servicemen, ” the statement said.

It is not the first time that the Belarusian military have tried to dazzle Polish border guards with laser beams and bright lights; according to the Polish side, the Belarusians destroy the border fence at night from time to time, trying to help illegal migrants enter the territory of Poland.

It should be recalled that OSAM, the special force of the Belarusian border troops, is included in the EU’s 5th sanctions package adopted on December 2 for their contribution to facilitating the migration crisis on the EU borders.

‘Families were deceived’: EU Commissioner faults Lukashenka regime for creating migration crisis

belsat.eu

, On December 2, irregular migrants made another attempt to illegally cross the Belarusian-Polish border, Poland’s police said on Twitter on Friday.

World news | The Guardian, Belarus vows tough response to new sanctions from west, on December 3, 2021 9:45 AM at 9:45 AM

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Foreign ministry says US, UK and others trying to ‘economically strangle’ Belarus

Belarus has threatened to retaliate after the US, UK and other western countries introduced a new round of sanctions over its government’s human rights abuses and the orchestration of a migration crisis on the border with Europe.

“The goal of this entire policy is to economically strangle Belarus,” the Belarusian foreign ministry said on Friday, while the country’s authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, called the pressure “unprecedented”.

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, Foreign ministry says US, UK and others trying to ‘economically strangle’ Belarus
Belarus has threatened to retaliate after the US, UK and other western countries introduced a new round of sanctions over its government’s human rights abuses and the orchestration of a migration crisis on the border with Europe.
“The goal of this entire policy is to economically strangle Belarus,” the Belarusian foreign ministry said on Friday, while the country’s authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, called the pressure “unprecedented”. Continue reading…

World news | The Guardian, Belarus vows tough response to new sanctions from west, on December 3, 2021 9:45 AM at 9:45 AM

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Foreign ministry says US, UK and others trying to ‘economically strangle’ Belarus

Belarus has threatened to retaliate after the US, UK and other western countries introduced a new round of sanctions over its government’s human rights abuses and the orchestration of a migration crisis on the border with Europe.

“The goal of this entire policy is to economically strangle Belarus,” the Belarusian foreign ministry said on Friday, while the country’s authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, called the pressure “unprecedented”.

Continue reading…
, Foreign ministry says US, UK and others trying to ‘economically strangle’ Belarus
Belarus has threatened to retaliate after the US, UK and other western countries introduced a new round of sanctions over its government’s human rights abuses and the orchestration of a migration crisis on the border with Europe.
“The goal of this entire policy is to economically strangle Belarus,” the Belarusian foreign ministry said on Friday, while the country’s authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko, called the pressure “unprecedented”. Continue reading…

Human Rights Watch News, Asylum Rights Thrown into a Frozen Ditch on Poland-Belarus Border, on December 3, 2021 9:29 AM at 9:29 AM

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Blankets and sleeping bags lie abandoned in the forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, November 11, 2021. 
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As families huddle to keep warm in the forests along the Poland-Belarus border, some of them nursing wounds from violent ping-pong pushbacks, the European Commission has proposed a plan to make a horrible situation even worse.

On December 1, the commission proposed emergency measures to allow Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania –the three EU countries bordering Belarus – to derogate from EU asylum rules. If approved by the European Council, the measures would systematize abuse of peoples’ rights at EU borders and risk creating a terrible precedent.

The measures would allow the three countries to detain asylum seekers, including families with children, for up to four months while they undergo an “accelerated border procedure” to assess their asylum applications. Authorities would only be obligated to cover basic needs during this time, rather than the full range of material reception conditions required by EU law.

The proposals also would make it easier to quickly deport people if their application is rejected, without the benefit of automatic suspension of deportation in case of appeal. People could appeal to courts to block deportation, but that’s cold comfort in a country like Poland where judicial interference by the government is rampant.

The commission seems to acknowledge the questionable justification for these derogations – that people in these border procedures aren’t already in the EU – when it argues that extending the border procedure in time and scope “will help the Member State to apply the fiction of non-entry for a longer period of time providing for more flexibility.”

The move comes as Poland’s government continues to restrict access to aid workers, journalists, and human rights workers, while its policies, documented by Human Rights Watch, separate families, push people back to Belarus, and expose them to abuse. Poland adopted a new law on December 1 that leaves such access at the discretion of border guards, drawing criticism from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

Belarus manufactured the human crisis at its borders with the EU; Poland’s abusive response exacerbated the situation. Instead of reminding EU member states and its neighbors that the EU is a community of rights that will not bow to cynical manipulation, the commission has chosen to sacrifice its values and the rights of people on the move.

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Blankets and sleeping bags lie abandoned in the forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, November 11, 2021. 
© 2021 Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

As families huddle to keep warm in the forests along the Poland-Belarus border, some of them nursing wounds from violent ping-pong pushbacks, the European Commission has proposed a plan to make a horrible situation even worse.

On December 1, the commission proposed emergency measures to allow Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania –the three EU countries bordering Belarus – to derogate from EU asylum rules. If approved by the European Council, the measures would systematize abuse of peoples’ rights at EU borders and risk creating a terrible precedent.

The measures would allow the three countries to detain asylum seekers, including families with children, for up to four months while they undergo an “accelerated border procedure” to assess their asylum applications. Authorities would only be obligated to cover basic needs during this time, rather than the full range of material reception conditions required by EU law.

The proposals also would make it easier to quickly deport people if their application is rejected, without the benefit of automatic suspension of deportation in case of appeal. People could appeal to courts to block deportation, but that’s cold comfort in a country like Poland where judicial interference by the government is rampant.

The commission seems to acknowledge the questionable justification for these derogations – that people in these border procedures aren’t already in the EU – when it argues that extending the border procedure in time and scope “will help the Member State to apply the fiction of non-entry for a longer period of time providing for more flexibility.”

The move comes as Poland’s government continues to restrict access to aid workers, journalists, and human rights workers, while its policies, documented by Human Rights Watch, separate families, push people back to Belarus, and expose them to abuse. Poland adopted a new law on December 1 that leaves such access at the discretion of border guards, drawing criticism from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

Belarus manufactured the human crisis at its borders with the EU; Poland’s abusive response exacerbated the situation. Instead of reminding EU member states and its neighbors that the EU is a community of rights that will not bow to cynical manipulation, the commission has chosen to sacrifice its values and the rights of people on the move.

Human Rights Watch News, Asylum Rights Thrown into a Frozen Ditch on Poland-Belarus Border, on December 3, 2021 9:29 AM at 9:29 AM

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Blankets and sleeping bags lie abandoned in the forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, November 11, 2021. 
© 2021 Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

As families huddle to keep warm in the forests along the Poland-Belarus border, some of them nursing wounds from violent ping-pong pushbacks, the European Commission has proposed a plan to make a horrible situation even worse.

On December 1, the commission proposed emergency measures to allow Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania –the three EU countries bordering Belarus – to derogate from EU asylum rules. If approved by the European Council, the measures would systematize abuse of peoples’ rights at EU borders and risk creating a terrible precedent.

The measures would allow the three countries to detain asylum seekers, including families with children, for up to four months while they undergo an “accelerated border procedure” to assess their asylum applications. Authorities would only be obligated to cover basic needs during this time, rather than the full range of material reception conditions required by EU law.

The proposals also would make it easier to quickly deport people if their application is rejected, without the benefit of automatic suspension of deportation in case of appeal. People could appeal to courts to block deportation, but that’s cold comfort in a country like Poland where judicial interference by the government is rampant.

The commission seems to acknowledge the questionable justification for these derogations – that people in these border procedures aren’t already in the EU – when it argues that extending the border procedure in time and scope “will help the Member State to apply the fiction of non-entry for a longer period of time providing for more flexibility.”

The move comes as Poland’s government continues to restrict access to aid workers, journalists, and human rights workers, while its policies, documented by Human Rights Watch, separate families, push people back to Belarus, and expose them to abuse. Poland adopted a new law on December 1 that leaves such access at the discretion of border guards, drawing criticism from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

Belarus manufactured the human crisis at its borders with the EU; Poland’s abusive response exacerbated the situation. Instead of reminding EU member states and its neighbors that the EU is a community of rights that will not bow to cynical manipulation, the commission has chosen to sacrifice its values and the rights of people on the move.

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Blankets and sleeping bags lie abandoned in the forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, November 11, 2021. 
© 2021 Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

As families huddle to keep warm in the forests along the Poland-Belarus border, some of them nursing wounds from violent ping-pong pushbacks, the European Commission has proposed a plan to make a horrible situation even worse.

On December 1, the commission proposed emergency measures to allow Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania –the three EU countries bordering Belarus – to derogate from EU asylum rules. If approved by the European Council, the measures would systematize abuse of peoples’ rights at EU borders and risk creating a terrible precedent.

The measures would allow the three countries to detain asylum seekers, including families with children, for up to four months while they undergo an “accelerated border procedure” to assess their asylum applications. Authorities would only be obligated to cover basic needs during this time, rather than the full range of material reception conditions required by EU law.

The proposals also would make it easier to quickly deport people if their application is rejected, without the benefit of automatic suspension of deportation in case of appeal. People could appeal to courts to block deportation, but that’s cold comfort in a country like Poland where judicial interference by the government is rampant.

The commission seems to acknowledge the questionable justification for these derogations – that people in these border procedures aren’t already in the EU – when it argues that extending the border procedure in time and scope “will help the Member State to apply the fiction of non-entry for a longer period of time providing for more flexibility.”

The move comes as Poland’s government continues to restrict access to aid workers, journalists, and human rights workers, while its policies, documented by Human Rights Watch, separate families, push people back to Belarus, and expose them to abuse. Poland adopted a new law on December 1 that leaves such access at the discretion of border guards, drawing criticism from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

Belarus manufactured the human crisis at its borders with the EU; Poland’s abusive response exacerbated the situation. Instead of reminding EU member states and its neighbors that the EU is a community of rights that will not bow to cynical manipulation, the commission has chosen to sacrifice its values and the rights of people on the move.

Human Rights Watch News, Asylum Rights Thrown into a Frozen Ditch on Poland-Belarus Border, on December 3, 2021 9:29 AM at 9:29 AM

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Blankets and sleeping bags lie abandoned in the forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, November 11, 2021. 
© 2021 Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

As families huddle to keep warm in the forests along the Poland-Belarus border, some of them nursing wounds from violent ping-pong pushbacks, the European Commission has proposed a plan to make a horrible situation even worse.

On December 1, the commission proposed emergency measures to allow Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania –the three EU countries bordering Belarus – to derogate from EU asylum rules. If approved by the European Council, the measures would systematize abuse of peoples’ rights at EU borders and risk creating a terrible precedent.

The measures would allow the three countries to detain asylum seekers, including families with children, for up to four months while they undergo an “accelerated border procedure” to assess their asylum applications. Authorities would only be obligated to cover basic needs during this time, rather than the full range of material reception conditions required by EU law.

The proposals also would make it easier to quickly deport people if their application is rejected, without the benefit of automatic suspension of deportation in case of appeal. People could appeal to courts to block deportation, but that’s cold comfort in a country like Poland where judicial interference by the government is rampant.

The commission seems to acknowledge the questionable justification for these derogations – that people in these border procedures aren’t already in the EU – when it argues that extending the border procedure in time and scope “will help the Member State to apply the fiction of non-entry for a longer period of time providing for more flexibility.”

The move comes as Poland’s government continues to restrict access to aid workers, journalists, and human rights workers, while its policies, documented by Human Rights Watch, separate families, push people back to Belarus, and expose them to abuse. Poland adopted a new law on December 1 that leaves such access at the discretion of border guards, drawing criticism from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

Belarus manufactured the human crisis at its borders with the EU; Poland’s abusive response exacerbated the situation. Instead of reminding EU member states and its neighbors that the EU is a community of rights that will not bow to cynical manipulation, the commission has chosen to sacrifice its values and the rights of people on the move.

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Blankets and sleeping bags lie abandoned in the forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, November 11, 2021. 
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As families huddle to keep warm in the forests along the Poland-Belarus border, some of them nursing wounds from violent ping-pong pushbacks, the European Commission has proposed a plan to make a horrible situation even worse.

On December 1, the commission proposed emergency measures to allow Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania –the three EU countries bordering Belarus – to derogate from EU asylum rules. If approved by the European Council, the measures would systematize abuse of peoples’ rights at EU borders and risk creating a terrible precedent.

The measures would allow the three countries to detain asylum seekers, including families with children, for up to four months while they undergo an “accelerated border procedure” to assess their asylum applications. Authorities would only be obligated to cover basic needs during this time, rather than the full range of material reception conditions required by EU law.

The proposals also would make it easier to quickly deport people if their application is rejected, without the benefit of automatic suspension of deportation in case of appeal. People could appeal to courts to block deportation, but that’s cold comfort in a country like Poland where judicial interference by the government is rampant.

The commission seems to acknowledge the questionable justification for these derogations – that people in these border procedures aren’t already in the EU – when it argues that extending the border procedure in time and scope “will help the Member State to apply the fiction of non-entry for a longer period of time providing for more flexibility.”

The move comes as Poland’s government continues to restrict access to aid workers, journalists, and human rights workers, while its policies, documented by Human Rights Watch, separate families, push people back to Belarus, and expose them to abuse. Poland adopted a new law on December 1 that leaves such access at the discretion of border guards, drawing criticism from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

Belarus manufactured the human crisis at its borders with the EU; Poland’s abusive response exacerbated the situation. Instead of reminding EU member states and its neighbors that the EU is a community of rights that will not bow to cynical manipulation, the commission has chosen to sacrifice its values and the rights of people on the move.

Human Rights Watch News, Asylum Rights Thrown into a Frozen Ditch on Poland-Belarus Border, on December 3, 2021 9:29 AM at 9:29 AM

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Blankets and sleeping bags lie abandoned in the forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, November 11, 2021. 
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As families huddle to keep warm in the forests along the Poland-Belarus border, some of them nursing wounds from violent ping-pong pushbacks, the European Commission has proposed a plan to make a horrible situation even worse.

On December 1, the commission proposed emergency measures to allow Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania –the three EU countries bordering Belarus – to derogate from EU asylum rules. If approved by the European Council, the measures would systematize abuse of peoples’ rights at EU borders and risk creating a terrible precedent.

The measures would allow the three countries to detain asylum seekers, including families with children, for up to four months while they undergo an “accelerated border procedure” to assess their asylum applications. Authorities would only be obligated to cover basic needs during this time, rather than the full range of material reception conditions required by EU law.

The proposals also would make it easier to quickly deport people if their application is rejected, without the benefit of automatic suspension of deportation in case of appeal. People could appeal to courts to block deportation, but that’s cold comfort in a country like Poland where judicial interference by the government is rampant.

The commission seems to acknowledge the questionable justification for these derogations – that people in these border procedures aren’t already in the EU – when it argues that extending the border procedure in time and scope “will help the Member State to apply the fiction of non-entry for a longer period of time providing for more flexibility.”

The move comes as Poland’s government continues to restrict access to aid workers, journalists, and human rights workers, while its policies, documented by Human Rights Watch, separate families, push people back to Belarus, and expose them to abuse. Poland adopted a new law on December 1 that leaves such access at the discretion of border guards, drawing criticism from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

Belarus manufactured the human crisis at its borders with the EU; Poland’s abusive response exacerbated the situation. Instead of reminding EU member states and its neighbors that the EU is a community of rights that will not bow to cynical manipulation, the commission has chosen to sacrifice its values and the rights of people on the move.

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Blankets and sleeping bags lie abandoned in the forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, November 11, 2021. 
© 2021 Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

As families huddle to keep warm in the forests along the Poland-Belarus border, some of them nursing wounds from violent ping-pong pushbacks, the European Commission has proposed a plan to make a horrible situation even worse.

On December 1, the commission proposed emergency measures to allow Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania –the three EU countries bordering Belarus – to derogate from EU asylum rules. If approved by the European Council, the measures would systematize abuse of peoples’ rights at EU borders and risk creating a terrible precedent.

The measures would allow the three countries to detain asylum seekers, including families with children, for up to four months while they undergo an “accelerated border procedure” to assess their asylum applications. Authorities would only be obligated to cover basic needs during this time, rather than the full range of material reception conditions required by EU law.

The proposals also would make it easier to quickly deport people if their application is rejected, without the benefit of automatic suspension of deportation in case of appeal. People could appeal to courts to block deportation, but that’s cold comfort in a country like Poland where judicial interference by the government is rampant.

The commission seems to acknowledge the questionable justification for these derogations – that people in these border procedures aren’t already in the EU – when it argues that extending the border procedure in time and scope “will help the Member State to apply the fiction of non-entry for a longer period of time providing for more flexibility.”

The move comes as Poland’s government continues to restrict access to aid workers, journalists, and human rights workers, while its policies, documented by Human Rights Watch, separate families, push people back to Belarus, and expose them to abuse. Poland adopted a new law on December 1 that leaves such access at the discretion of border guards, drawing criticism from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

Belarus manufactured the human crisis at its borders with the EU; Poland’s abusive response exacerbated the situation. Instead of reminding EU member states and its neighbors that the EU is a community of rights that will not bow to cynical manipulation, the commission has chosen to sacrifice its values and the rights of people on the move.

Human Rights Watch News, Asylum Rights Thrown into a Frozen Ditch on Poland-Belarus Border, on December 3, 2021 9:29 AM at 9:29 AM

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Blankets and sleeping bags lie abandoned in the forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, November 11, 2021. 
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As families huddle to keep warm in the forests along the Poland-Belarus border, some of them nursing wounds from violent ping-pong pushbacks, the European Commission has proposed a plan to make a horrible situation even worse.

On December 1, the commission proposed emergency measures to allow Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania –the three EU countries bordering Belarus – to derogate from EU asylum rules. If approved by the European Council, the measures would systematize abuse of peoples’ rights at EU borders and risk creating a terrible precedent.

The measures would allow the three countries to detain asylum seekers, including families with children, for up to four months while they undergo an “accelerated border procedure” to assess their asylum applications. Authorities would only be obligated to cover basic needs during this time, rather than the full range of material reception conditions required by EU law.

The proposals also would make it easier to quickly deport people if their application is rejected, without the benefit of automatic suspension of deportation in case of appeal. People could appeal to courts to block deportation, but that’s cold comfort in a country like Poland where judicial interference by the government is rampant.

The commission seems to acknowledge the questionable justification for these derogations – that people in these border procedures aren’t already in the EU – when it argues that extending the border procedure in time and scope “will help the Member State to apply the fiction of non-entry for a longer period of time providing for more flexibility.”

The move comes as Poland’s government continues to restrict access to aid workers, journalists, and human rights workers, while its policies, documented by Human Rights Watch, separate families, push people back to Belarus, and expose them to abuse. Poland adopted a new law on December 1 that leaves such access at the discretion of border guards, drawing criticism from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

Belarus manufactured the human crisis at its borders with the EU; Poland’s abusive response exacerbated the situation. Instead of reminding EU member states and its neighbors that the EU is a community of rights that will not bow to cynical manipulation, the commission has chosen to sacrifice its values and the rights of people on the move.

, Click to expand Image

Blankets and sleeping bags lie abandoned in the forest on the border between Poland and Belarus, November 11, 2021. 
© 2021 Michael Kappeler/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

As families huddle to keep warm in the forests along the Poland-Belarus border, some of them nursing wounds from violent ping-pong pushbacks, the European Commission has proposed a plan to make a horrible situation even worse.

On December 1, the commission proposed emergency measures to allow Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania –the three EU countries bordering Belarus – to derogate from EU asylum rules. If approved by the European Council, the measures would systematize abuse of peoples’ rights at EU borders and risk creating a terrible precedent.

The measures would allow the three countries to detain asylum seekers, including families with children, for up to four months while they undergo an “accelerated border procedure” to assess their asylum applications. Authorities would only be obligated to cover basic needs during this time, rather than the full range of material reception conditions required by EU law.

The proposals also would make it easier to quickly deport people if their application is rejected, without the benefit of automatic suspension of deportation in case of appeal. People could appeal to courts to block deportation, but that’s cold comfort in a country like Poland where judicial interference by the government is rampant.

The commission seems to acknowledge the questionable justification for these derogations – that people in these border procedures aren’t already in the EU – when it argues that extending the border procedure in time and scope “will help the Member State to apply the fiction of non-entry for a longer period of time providing for more flexibility.”

The move comes as Poland’s government continues to restrict access to aid workers, journalists, and human rights workers, while its policies, documented by Human Rights Watch, separate families, push people back to Belarus, and expose them to abuse. Poland adopted a new law on December 1 that leaves such access at the discretion of border guards, drawing criticism from Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Dunja Mijatovic.

Belarus manufactured the human crisis at its borders with the EU; Poland’s abusive response exacerbated the situation. Instead of reminding EU member states and its neighbors that the EU is a community of rights that will not bow to cynical manipulation, the commission has chosen to sacrifice its values and the rights of people on the move.

News – belsat.eu, Widow of Minsker Andrey Zeltsar sent back to jail after spending three weeks in mental hospital, on December 3, 2021 8:33 AM at 8:33 AM

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Maryia Uspenskaya, the widow of the man involved in the widely reported shootout in Minsk, spent three weeks in the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Mental Health area in Minsk, the newspaper Nasha Niva reports with reference to the woman’s mother.

Маryia Uspenskaya. Photo: nashaniva.com

In late October, the Belarusian authorities sent Maryia there so that the woman could undergo a forensic psychiatric examination.

“The results of this examination are unknown. My daughter spent three weeks in the hospital, then she was taken back to the pre-trial detention centre,” the mother says.

The prison authorities started to accept parcels for Maryia, but they seem to prevent her from holding correspondence – since she was placed behind bars, Maryia’s mother has not received a single letter from her.

Punitive psychiatry on agenda in Belarus again. How it was used by tzar, Nazis and communists

Earlier, the employees of the pre-trial detention centre on Valadarski Street and the ‘Akrestsin’ detention facility had repeatedly refused to accept warm clothes, food, hygiene items for Maryia. Andrey Zeltsar’s widow was tortured by the cold in prison, human rights activists stressed.

“Maryia Uspenskaya’s outerwear was taken away, and the heating was turned off in the cell where she was held in ‘Akrestsin’ jail. Given the cold weather, this is nothing short of torture and inhumane treatment,” human rights defender Andrey Stryzhak said in October.

Maryia Uspenskaya was detained by KGB officers during the storming of their apartment in late September. According to the Investigative Committee, the woman was criminally charged for complicity in the murder of security officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk.

‘You had time to run with flags, and I don’t have time for you now’. How COVID-19 patients are treated in Belarusian detention centres

In accordance with the authorities’ version, Belarusian security officers were conducting a ‘special inspection of the apartments in which people involved in terrorist activities could have been’ on September 28; in the course of the KGB raid, two persons were killed on Yakubouski Street in Minsk – KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk and EPAM employee Andrey Zeltsar. The latter resided in the flat to which plainclothed people broke into on that day. If the Investigative Committee’s statement is anything to go by, Zeltsar fired a shotgun at the visitors and wounded one of them; later, the injured died of wounds in hospital. The owner of the apartment was killed as well; his 40-year-old wife Maryia Uspenskaya was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the murder of a KGB officer.

The Belarusian special services have been using the tragedy on Yakubouski Street as a pretext for stepping up reprisals: over 200 people have been taken into custody over online duscussing the tragic deaths of the IT specialist and the KGB officer. According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, these people are defendants in criminal cases initiated under Article 130 (‘inciting to hatred’) and 369 (‘insulting a representative of authorities’) of the Criminal Code. The reason for their being persecuted were comments and videos which were notable for their unabashed cynicism’, the investigators said.

It would be good if the authorities could kill up to 100 persons (i.e. protesters or dissidents) in retaliation for one dead KGB officer, pro-Lukashenka top brass officer Aleh Belakoneu said when attending the farewell ceremony for Fedasyuk.

From Autukhovich to Zeltsar: Belarusians labelled as ‘terrorists’ by Lukashenka regime

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, Maryia Uspenskaya, the widow of the man involved in the widely reported shootout in Minsk, spent three weeks in the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Mental Health area in Minsk, the newspaper Nasha Niva reports with reference to the woman’s mother.

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Maryia Uspenskaya, the widow of the man involved in the widely reported shootout in Minsk, spent three weeks in the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Mental Health area in Minsk, the newspaper Nasha Niva reports with reference to the woman’s mother.

Маryia Uspenskaya. Photo: nashaniva.com

In late October, the Belarusian authorities sent Maryia there so that the woman could undergo a forensic psychiatric examination.

“The results of this examination are unknown. My daughter spent three weeks in the hospital, then she was taken back to the pre-trial detention centre,” the mother says.

The prison authorities started to accept parcels for Maryia, but they seem to prevent her from holding correspondence – since she was placed behind bars, Maryia’s mother has not received a single letter from her.

Punitive psychiatry on agenda in Belarus again. How it was used by tzar, Nazis and communists

Earlier, the employees of the pre-trial detention centre on Valadarski Street and the ‘Akrestsin’ detention facility had repeatedly refused to accept warm clothes, food, hygiene items for Maryia. Andrey Zeltsar’s widow was tortured by the cold in prison, human rights activists stressed.

“Maryia Uspenskaya’s outerwear was taken away, and the heating was turned off in the cell where she was held in ‘Akrestsin’ jail. Given the cold weather, this is nothing short of torture and inhumane treatment,” human rights defender Andrey Stryzhak said in October.

Maryia Uspenskaya was detained by KGB officers during the storming of their apartment in late September. According to the Investigative Committee, the woman was criminally charged for complicity in the murder of security officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk.

‘You had time to run with flags, and I don’t have time for you now’. How COVID-19 patients are treated in Belarusian detention centres

In accordance with the authorities’ version, Belarusian security officers were conducting a ‘special inspection of the apartments in which people involved in terrorist activities could have been’ on September 28; in the course of the KGB raid, two persons were killed on Yakubouski Street in Minsk – KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk and EPAM employee Andrey Zeltsar. The latter resided in the flat to which plainclothed people broke into on that day. If the Investigative Committee’s statement is anything to go by, Zeltsar fired a shotgun at the visitors and wounded one of them; later, the injured died of wounds in hospital. The owner of the apartment was killed as well; his 40-year-old wife Maryia Uspenskaya was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the murder of a KGB officer.

The Belarusian special services have been using the tragedy on Yakubouski Street as a pretext for stepping up reprisals: over 200 people have been taken into custody over online duscussing the tragic deaths of the IT specialist and the KGB officer. According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, these people are defendants in criminal cases initiated under Article 130 (‘inciting to hatred’) and 369 (‘insulting a representative of authorities’) of the Criminal Code. The reason for their being persecuted were comments and videos which were notable for their unabashed cynicism’, the investigators said.

It would be good if the authorities could kill up to 100 persons (i.e. protesters or dissidents) in retaliation for one dead KGB officer, pro-Lukashenka top brass officer Aleh Belakoneu said when attending the farewell ceremony for Fedasyuk.

From Autukhovich to Zeltsar: Belarusians labelled as ‘terrorists’ by Lukashenka regime

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, Maryia Uspenskaya, the widow of the man involved in the widely reported shootout in Minsk, spent three weeks in the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Mental Health area in Minsk, the newspaper Nasha Niva reports with reference to the woman’s mother.

News – belsat.eu, Widow of Minsker Andrey Zeltsar sent back to jail after spending three weeks in mental hospital, on December 3, 2021 8:33 AM at 8:33 AM

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Maryia Uspenskaya, the widow of the man involved in the widely reported shootout in Minsk, spent three weeks in the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Mental Health area in Minsk, the newspaper Nasha Niva reports with reference to the woman’s mother.

Маryia Uspenskaya. Photo: nashaniva.com

In late October, the Belarusian authorities sent Maryia there so that the woman could undergo a forensic psychiatric examination.

“The results of this examination are unknown. My daughter spent three weeks in the hospital, then she was taken back to the pre-trial detention centre,” the mother says.

The prison authorities started to accept parcels for Maryia, but they seem to prevent her from holding correspondence – since she was placed behind bars, Maryia’s mother has not received a single letter from her.

Punitive psychiatry on agenda in Belarus again. How it was used by tzar, Nazis and communists

Earlier, the employees of the pre-trial detention centre on Valadarski Street and the ‘Akrestsin’ detention facility had repeatedly refused to accept warm clothes, food, hygiene items for Maryia. Andrey Zeltsar’s widow was tortured by the cold in prison, human rights activists stressed.

“Maryia Uspenskaya’s outerwear was taken away, and the heating was turned off in the cell where she was held in ‘Akrestsin’ jail. Given the cold weather, this is nothing short of torture and inhumane treatment,” human rights defender Andrey Stryzhak said in October.

Maryia Uspenskaya was detained by KGB officers during the storming of their apartment in late September. According to the Investigative Committee, the woman was criminally charged for complicity in the murder of security officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk.

‘You had time to run with flags, and I don’t have time for you now’. How COVID-19 patients are treated in Belarusian detention centres

In accordance with the authorities’ version, Belarusian security officers were conducting a ‘special inspection of the apartments in which people involved in terrorist activities could have been’ on September 28; in the course of the KGB raid, two persons were killed on Yakubouski Street in Minsk – KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk and EPAM employee Andrey Zeltsar. The latter resided in the flat to which plainclothed people broke into on that day. If the Investigative Committee’s statement is anything to go by, Zeltsar fired a shotgun at the visitors and wounded one of them; later, the injured died of wounds in hospital. The owner of the apartment was killed as well; his 40-year-old wife Maryia Uspenskaya was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the murder of a KGB officer.

The Belarusian special services have been using the tragedy on Yakubouski Street as a pretext for stepping up reprisals: over 200 people have been taken into custody over online duscussing the tragic deaths of the IT specialist and the KGB officer. According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, these people are defendants in criminal cases initiated under Article 130 (‘inciting to hatred’) and 369 (‘insulting a representative of authorities’) of the Criminal Code. The reason for their being persecuted were comments and videos which were notable for their unabashed cynicism’, the investigators said.

It would be good if the authorities could kill up to 100 persons (i.e. protesters or dissidents) in retaliation for one dead KGB officer, pro-Lukashenka top brass officer Aleh Belakoneu said when attending the farewell ceremony for Fedasyuk.

From Autukhovich to Zeltsar: Belarusians labelled as ‘terrorists’ by Lukashenka regime

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, Maryia Uspenskaya, the widow of the man involved in the widely reported shootout in Minsk, spent three weeks in the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Mental Health area in Minsk, the newspaper Nasha Niva reports with reference to the woman’s mother.

News – belsat.eu, Widow of Minsker Andrey Zeltsar sent back to jail after spending three weeks in mental hospital, on December 3, 2021 8:33 AM at 8:33 AM

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Maryia Uspenskaya, the widow of the man involved in the widely reported shootout in Minsk, spent three weeks in the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Mental Health area in Minsk, the newspaper Nasha Niva reports with reference to the woman’s mother.

Маryia Uspenskaya. Photo: nashaniva.com

In late October, the Belarusian authorities sent Maryia there so that the woman could undergo a forensic psychiatric examination.

“The results of this examination are unknown. My daughter spent three weeks in the hospital, then she was taken back to the pre-trial detention centre,” the mother says.

The prison authorities started to accept parcels for Maryia, but they seem to prevent her from holding correspondence – since she was placed behind bars, Maryia’s mother has not received a single letter from her.

Punitive psychiatry on agenda in Belarus again. How it was used by tzar, Nazis and communists

Earlier, the employees of the pre-trial detention centre on Valadarski Street and the ‘Akrestsin’ detention facility had repeatedly refused to accept warm clothes, food, hygiene items for Maryia. Andrey Zeltsar’s widow was tortured by the cold in prison, human rights activists stressed.

“Maryia Uspenskaya’s outerwear was taken away, and the heating was turned off in the cell where she was held in ‘Akrestsin’ jail. Given the cold weather, this is nothing short of torture and inhumane treatment,” human rights defender Andrey Stryzhak said in October.

Maryia Uspenskaya was detained by KGB officers during the storming of their apartment in late September. According to the Investigative Committee, the woman was criminally charged for complicity in the murder of security officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk.

‘You had time to run with flags, and I don’t have time for you now’. How COVID-19 patients are treated in Belarusian detention centres

In accordance with the authorities’ version, Belarusian security officers were conducting a ‘special inspection of the apartments in which people involved in terrorist activities could have been’ on September 28; in the course of the KGB raid, two persons were killed on Yakubouski Street in Minsk – KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk and EPAM employee Andrey Zeltsar. The latter resided in the flat to which plainclothed people broke into on that day. If the Investigative Committee’s statement is anything to go by, Zeltsar fired a shotgun at the visitors and wounded one of them; later, the injured died of wounds in hospital. The owner of the apartment was killed as well; his 40-year-old wife Maryia Uspenskaya was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the murder of a KGB officer.

The Belarusian special services have been using the tragedy on Yakubouski Street as a pretext for stepping up reprisals: over 200 people have been taken into custody over online duscussing the tragic deaths of the IT specialist and the KGB officer. According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, these people are defendants in criminal cases initiated under Article 130 (‘inciting to hatred’) and 369 (‘insulting a representative of authorities’) of the Criminal Code. The reason for their being persecuted were comments and videos which were notable for their unabashed cynicism’, the investigators said.

It would be good if the authorities could kill up to 100 persons (i.e. protesters or dissidents) in retaliation for one dead KGB officer, pro-Lukashenka top brass officer Aleh Belakoneu said when attending the farewell ceremony for Fedasyuk.

From Autukhovich to Zeltsar: Belarusians labelled as ‘terrorists’ by Lukashenka regime

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, Maryia Uspenskaya, the widow of the man involved in the widely reported shootout in Minsk, spent three weeks in the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Mental Health area in Minsk, the newspaper Nasha Niva reports with reference to the woman’s mother.

News – belsat.eu, Widow of Minsker Andrey Zeltsar sent back to jail after spending three weeks in mental hospital, on December 3, 2021 8:33 AM at 8:33 AM

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Maryia Uspenskaya, the widow of the man involved in the widely reported shootout in Minsk, spent three weeks in the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Mental Health area in Minsk, the newspaper Nasha Niva reports with reference to the woman’s mother.

Маryia Uspenskaya. Photo: nashaniva.com

In late October, the Belarusian authorities sent Maryia there so that the woman could undergo a forensic psychiatric examination.

“The results of this examination are unknown. My daughter spent three weeks in the hospital, then she was taken back to the pre-trial detention centre,” the mother says.

The prison authorities started to accept parcels for Maryia, but they seem to prevent her from holding correspondence – since she was placed behind bars, Maryia’s mother has not received a single letter from her.

Punitive psychiatry on agenda in Belarus again. How it was used by tzar, Nazis and communists

Earlier, the employees of the pre-trial detention centre on Valadarski Street and the ‘Akrestsin’ detention facility had repeatedly refused to accept warm clothes, food, hygiene items for Maryia. Andrey Zeltsar’s widow was tortured by the cold in prison, human rights activists stressed.

“Maryia Uspenskaya’s outerwear was taken away, and the heating was turned off in the cell where she was held in ‘Akrestsin’ jail. Given the cold weather, this is nothing short of torture and inhumane treatment,” human rights defender Andrey Stryzhak said in October.

Maryia Uspenskaya was detained by KGB officers during the storming of their apartment in late September. According to the Investigative Committee, the woman was criminally charged for complicity in the murder of security officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk.

‘You had time to run with flags, and I don’t have time for you now’. How COVID-19 patients are treated in Belarusian detention centres

In accordance with the authorities’ version, Belarusian security officers were conducting a ‘special inspection of the apartments in which people involved in terrorist activities could have been’ on September 28; in the course of the KGB raid, two persons were killed on Yakubouski Street in Minsk – KGB officer Dzmitry Fedasyuk and EPAM employee Andrey Zeltsar. The latter resided in the flat to which plainclothed people broke into on that day. If the Investigative Committee’s statement is anything to go by, Zeltsar fired a shotgun at the visitors and wounded one of them; later, the injured died of wounds in hospital. The owner of the apartment was killed as well; his 40-year-old wife Maryia Uspenskaya was arrested on suspicion of complicity in the murder of a KGB officer.

The Belarusian special services have been using the tragedy on Yakubouski Street as a pretext for stepping up reprisals: over 200 people have been taken into custody over online duscussing the tragic deaths of the IT specialist and the KGB officer. According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, these people are defendants in criminal cases initiated under Article 130 (‘inciting to hatred’) and 369 (‘insulting a representative of authorities’) of the Criminal Code. The reason for their being persecuted were comments and videos which were notable for their unabashed cynicism’, the investigators said.

It would be good if the authorities could kill up to 100 persons (i.e. protesters or dissidents) in retaliation for one dead KGB officer, pro-Lukashenka top brass officer Aleh Belakoneu said when attending the farewell ceremony for Fedasyuk.

From Autukhovich to Zeltsar: Belarusians labelled as ‘terrorists’ by Lukashenka regime

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, Maryia Uspenskaya, the widow of the man involved in the widely reported shootout in Minsk, spent three weeks in the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Mental Health area in Minsk, the newspaper Nasha Niva reports with reference to the woman’s mother.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

News – belsat.eu, EU adopts 5th package of sanctions over human rights abuses, migrant crisis fostered by Belarus authorities, on December 2, 2021 2:56 PM at 2:56 PM

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On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.

Today’s decision targets prominent members of the judicial branch, including the Supreme Court, and the State Control Committee, as well as propaganda outlets, contributing to continuing repression of civil society, democratic opposition, independent media outlets and journalists, the Council’s press service reports.

The decision also targets high-ranking political officials of the Lukashenka regime, as well as companies (such as Belavia Airlines), tour operators and hotels that have helped incite and organise illegal border crossings through Belarus to the EU, and in this way participated in the instrumentalisation of migration for political purposes.

Lukashenka ready to solve migrant crisis in return for West’s recognising him president, lifting sanctions – Estonian FM

Altogether, EU restrictive measures on Belarus now apply to a total of 183 individuals and 26 entities. Those designated are subject to an asset freeze and EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to them. Natural persons are additionally subject to a travel ban, which prevents them from entering or transiting through EU territories.

“The EU has strongly condemned the Lukashenka regime for deliberately putting people’s lives and wellbeing in danger and stirring up the crisis at the EU’s external borders, in an attempt to detract attention from the situation in Belarus, where brutal repression and human rights violations are continuing and worsening. The Council is closely monitoring the internal situation in Belarus and will continue to counter the state-sponsored illegal migration organised by the Lukashenka regime,” the statement reads.

The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons concerned, have been published in the EU Official Journal.

EU broadens scope for sanctions’ against Lukashenka regime to tackle hybrid attacks, instrumentalisation of migrants

belsat.eu, via consilium.europa.eu

, On December 2, the Council of the European Union decided to impose restrictive measures on an additional 17 individuals and 11 entities in view of the situation in Belarus.