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Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

Deutsche Welle, DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention, on May 15, 2021 10:21 AM at 10:21 AM

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Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility., Alexander Burakov was arrested in the town of Mogilyov while on an editorial assignment for DW’s Russian service. During his sentencing, he told the court that he was mishandled in the detention facility.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, on May 15, 2021 8:14 AM at 8:14 AM

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Namaz in the cathedral mosque in Minsk. Belarus, May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

Muslims celebrate one of the main religious holidays. Eid al-Fitr comes immediately after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which lasts 29-30 days and is considered as a period of breaking the fast or the end of fasting. It is the second important Muslim holiday after Eid al-Adha, the day of sacrifice, which lasts three days. Our photo correspondent witnessed the process of namaz in the cathedral mosque of Minsk during the holidays.

Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

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, More than a thousand believers gathered in Minsk Cathedral Mosque.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, on May 15, 2021 8:14 AM at 8:14 AM

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Namaz in the cathedral mosque in Minsk. Belarus, May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

Muslims celebrate one of the main religious holidays. Eid al-Fitr comes immediately after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which lasts 29-30 days and is considered as a period of breaking the fast or the end of fasting. It is the second important Muslim holiday after Eid al-Adha, the day of sacrifice, which lasts three days. Our photo correspondent witnessed the process of namaz in the cathedral mosque of Minsk during the holidays.

Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

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, More than a thousand believers gathered in Minsk Cathedral Mosque.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, on May 15, 2021 8:14 AM at 8:14 AM

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Namaz in the cathedral mosque in Minsk. Belarus, May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

Muslims celebrate one of the main religious holidays. Eid al-Fitr comes immediately after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which lasts 29-30 days and is considered as a period of breaking the fast or the end of fasting. It is the second important Muslim holiday after Eid al-Adha, the day of sacrifice, which lasts three days. Our photo correspondent witnessed the process of namaz in the cathedral mosque of Minsk during the holidays.

Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

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, More than a thousand believers gathered in Minsk Cathedral Mosque.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, on May 15, 2021 8:14 AM at 8:14 AM

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Namaz in the cathedral mosque in Minsk. Belarus, May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

Muslims celebrate one of the main religious holidays. Eid al-Fitr comes immediately after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which lasts 29-30 days and is considered as a period of breaking the fast or the end of fasting. It is the second important Muslim holiday after Eid al-Adha, the day of sacrifice, which lasts three days. Our photo correspondent witnessed the process of namaz in the cathedral mosque of Minsk during the holidays.

Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

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, More than a thousand believers gathered in Minsk Cathedral Mosque.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, on May 15, 2021 8:14 AM at 8:14 AM

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Namaz in the cathedral mosque in Minsk. Belarus, May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

Muslims celebrate one of the main religious holidays. Eid al-Fitr comes immediately after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which lasts 29-30 days and is considered as a period of breaking the fast or the end of fasting. It is the second important Muslim holiday after Eid al-Adha, the day of sacrifice, which lasts three days. Our photo correspondent witnessed the process of namaz in the cathedral mosque of Minsk during the holidays.

Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

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, More than a thousand believers gathered in Minsk Cathedral Mosque.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, on May 15, 2021 8:14 AM at 8:14 AM

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Namaz in the cathedral mosque in Minsk. Belarus, May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

Muslims celebrate one of the main religious holidays. Eid al-Fitr comes immediately after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which lasts 29-30 days and is considered as a period of breaking the fast or the end of fasting. It is the second important Muslim holiday after Eid al-Adha, the day of sacrifice, which lasts three days. Our photo correspondent witnessed the process of namaz in the cathedral mosque of Minsk during the holidays.

Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

belsat.eu

 

, More than a thousand believers gathered in Minsk Cathedral Mosque.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, on May 15, 2021 8:14 AM at 8:14 AM

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Namaz in the cathedral mosque in Minsk. Belarus, May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

Muslims celebrate one of the main religious holidays. Eid al-Fitr comes immediately after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which lasts 29-30 days and is considered as a period of breaking the fast or the end of fasting. It is the second important Muslim holiday after Eid al-Adha, the day of sacrifice, which lasts three days. Our photo correspondent witnessed the process of namaz in the cathedral mosque of Minsk during the holidays.

Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat
Minsk, Belarus. May 14, 2021. Photo: AV / Belsat

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, More than a thousand believers gathered in Minsk Cathedral Mosque.

Хартия’97 :: Новости Беларуси – Белорусские новости – Новости Белоруссии – Республика Беларусь – Минск, The Former Head of the National Bank of Belarus: This Regime Has Already Lost Everything, It Will Not Be Able to Hold On for a Long Time, on May 15, 2021 6:59 AM at 6:59 AM

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The people are increasingly turning against the illegal government., The people are increasingly turning against the illegal government.

Хартия’97 :: Новости Беларуси – Белорусские новости – Новости Белоруссии – Республика Беларусь – Минск, The Former Head of the National Bank of Belarus: This Regime Has Already Lost Everything, It Will Not Be Able to Hold On for a Long Time, on May 15, 2021 6:59 AM at 6:59 AM

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The people are increasingly turning against the illegal government., The people are increasingly turning against the illegal government.

Хартия’97 :: Новости Беларуси – Белорусские новости – Новости Белоруссии – Республика Беларусь – Минск, The Former Head of the National Bank of Belarus: This Regime Has Already Lost Everything, It Will Not Be Able to Hold On for a Long Time, on May 15, 2021 6:59 AM at 6:59 AM

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The people are increasingly turning against the illegal government., The people are increasingly turning against the illegal government.

Хартия’97 :: Новости Беларуси – Белорусские новости – Новости Белоруссии – Республика Беларусь – Минск, The Former Head of the National Bank of Belarus: This Regime Has Already Lost Everything, It Will Not Be Able to Hold On for a Long Time, on May 15, 2021 6:59 AM at 6:59 AM

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The people are increasingly turning against the illegal government., The people are increasingly turning against the illegal government.

Хартия’97 :: Новости Беларуси – Белорусские новости – Новости Белоруссии – Республика Беларусь – Минск, The Former Head of the National Bank of Belarus: This Regime Has Already Lost Everything, It Will Not Be Able to Hold On for a Long Time, on May 15, 2021 6:59 AM at 6:59 AM

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The people are increasingly turning against the illegal government., The people are increasingly turning against the illegal government.

News – belsat.eu, Arrested chairperson of Poles’ Union in Belarus to remain in jail for another five months, on May 14, 2021 1:47 PM at 1:47 PM

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

News – belsat.eu, Arrested chairperson of Poles’ Union in Belarus to remain in jail for another five months, on May 14, 2021 1:47 PM at 1:47 PM

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

News – belsat.eu, Arrested chairperson of Poles’ Union in Belarus to remain in jail for another five months, on May 14, 2021 1:47 PM at 1:47 PM

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on March, 23. A day later, the Belarusian authorities sentenced her to 15 days of administrative arrest, but she was not released after serving the term. The Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty under this article, the Polish minority representatives might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut; Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm; the above mentioned activists were arrested.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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The Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

The Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus (UPB) was detained on march, 23.

As reported earlier, the Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Borys and other members of the organisation. They are charged under Art. 130-3 of the Criminal Code (‘deliberate actions aimed at inciting national and religious hatred according to national, religious, language, other social affiliation, as well as through justifying Nazism, which were committed by a group of persons’). According to them, the Polish activists’ recent aсtivity, i.e. holding some events, is relevant to ‘the rehabilitation of Nazism and justifying the genocide of the Belarusian people’.

If found guilty inder this article, the polish minority activists might be sentenced to up to 12 years of imprisonment.

What protests in Belarus, Belsat TV, Poles’ Union have in common: Kremlin’s version

On March 25, homes of some members of the Union of Poles in Belarus were raided as part of the criminal case. Belarusian security officers made unexpected visits to Hrodna-based journalist and UPB member Andrzej Poczobut (he was later detained and taken to Minsk for interrogation); Maria Tiszkowska, the director of the UPB public school in Vaukavysk; Irena Biernacka, the head of the Lida branch of the Union. The police also came to the Polish public school and the headquarters of the Union of Poles in Hrodna. The search of the office lasted eight hours, from 9 am to 5 pm.

In early March, a diplomatic conflict broke out between Warsaw and Minsk over this year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by a number of Polish organisations in Belarus. This year’s commemorating the so called Cursed Soldiers by Polish organisations in Belarus resulted in the country’s Foreign Ministry’s expelling Jerzy Timofiejuk, a Polish consul in Brest, who showed up at the event. A bit later, Minsk also demanded the removal of Jarosław Książek, a Polish consul in Hrodna. The expulsion prompted retaliatory diplomatic steps – two Belarusian consuls were asked to leave Poland.

On March 11, Alyaksandr N., one of the co-founders of the Brest-based organisation Polish School, was arrested on the back of the criminal case launched over the celebration of Cursed Soldiers’ Day in Brest in late February. According to the Belarusian side, a group of persons ‘committed deliberate actions aimed at justifying Nazism and inciting national hatred’. On March 12, Anna Paniszewa (Hanna Panishava), the director of Polish School, was detained on her way to Belarus from Poland, then she was taken into custody as part of the above-mentioned case. Shortly before the detention, Panishava posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

The Belarusian human rights community recognised Borys, Poczobut, Tiszkowszka, Biernacka, Paniszewa as political prisoners. Poland’s President Andrzej Duda is seeking international support to protect persecuted Poles in Belarus.

Warsaw-Minsk tension: Expelling consuls, arrest of Polish School director in Brest

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, The Prosecutor General’s Office has extended the detention of political prisoner Andżelika Borys for the coming five months, znadniemna.pl reports with reference to its own sources.

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People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

More than 200 Belarusians gathered in front of the court building on Friday evening. Only relatives were allowed to be present at the trial. Notably, representatives of the state media were also let into the courtroom. A police officer asked everyone to leave, but the supporters said that they would stand until the hearing ended.

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Start of hearing students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Trial of defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

A bit later, riot police pushed people back from the House of Justice and started grabbing them. Anatol Lyabedzka, a former leader of the United Civic Party of Belarus, and TUT.by journalist Lyubou Kaspyarovich are among the detainees.

As part of the students’ case, accusations were brought against 12 persons (students Kseniya Syramalot, Kasya Budzko,Yana Arabeyka, Yahor Kanetski, Hleb Fitsner, Illya Trakhtenberg, Viktoryia Hrankouskaya, Anastasiya Bulybenka, Maryia Kalenik, Tatsyana Yakelchyk, university lecturer Volha Filatchankava, as well as Alana Hebremaryam, a Coordination Council member and Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s representative on youth and student affairs. The imprisoned defendants are charged under Art. 17-2 and Art. 342-1 of the Criminal Code (the latter is ‘organisation of actions that grossly violate public order’).

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, they were coordinators at the local level, they posted on special Telegram channels, called for participation in protests, produced and distributed leaflets, led the participants, engaged in their preparation and training, reported on the movement of law enforcement officers. The protests disrupted the educational process and the normal way of universities’ work, because young people blocked corridors and stairways, shouted loudly, whistled, chanted slogans and sang songs, the authorities say.

On September 1, Belarus’ official Knowledge Day, lots of students took to the streets to protest against vote rigging and the authorities’ harsh response to dissidence. OMON special forces and plainclothed policemen detained young people across the country. The students’ protests continued in the autumn of 2020.

Students who shaved heads in solidarity with political prisoners put on authorities’ bad books

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, On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

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People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

More than 200 Belarusians gathered in front of the court building on Friday evening. Only relatives were allowed to be present at the trial. Notably, representatives of the state media were also let into the courtroom. A police officer asked everyone to leave, but the supporters said that they would stand until the hearing ended.

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Start of hearing students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Trial of defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

A bit later, riot police pushed people back from the House of Justice and started grabbing them. Anatol Lyabedzka, a former leader of the United Civic Party of Belarus, and TUT.by journalist Lyubou Kaspyarovich are among the detainees.

As part of the students’ case, accusations were brought against 12 persons (students Kseniya Syramalot, Kasya Budzko,Yana Arabeyka, Yahor Kanetski, Hleb Fitsner, Illya Trakhtenberg, Viktoryia Hrankouskaya, Anastasiya Bulybenka, Maryia Kalenik, Tatsyana Yakelchyk, university lecturer Volha Filatchankava, as well as Alana Hebremaryam, a Coordination Council member and Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s representative on youth and student affairs. The imprisoned defendants are charged under Art. 17-2 and Art. 342-1 of the Criminal Code (the latter is ‘organisation of actions that grossly violate public order’).

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, they were coordinators at the local level, they posted on special Telegram channels, called for participation in protests, produced and distributed leaflets, led the participants, engaged in their preparation and training, reported on the movement of law enforcement officers. The protests disrupted the educational process and the normal way of universities’ work, because young people blocked corridors and stairways, shouted loudly, whistled, chanted slogans and sang songs, the authorities say.

On September 1, Belarus’ official Knowledge Day, lots of students took to the streets to protest against vote rigging and the authorities’ harsh response to dissidence. OMON special forces and plainclothed policemen detained young people across the country. The students’ protests continued in the autumn of 2020.

Students who shaved heads in solidarity with political prisoners put on authorities’ bad books

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, On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

News – belsat.eu, Riot police disperse Minskers expressing solidarity with defendants in students’ case. At least 14 persons detained, on May 14, 2021 7:14 AM at 7:14 AM

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People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

More than 200 Belarusians gathered in front of the court building on Friday evening. Only relatives were allowed to be present at the trial. Notably, representatives of the state media were also let into the courtroom. A police officer asked everyone to leave, but the supporters said that they would stand until the hearing ended.

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Start of hearing students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Trial of defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

A bit later, riot police pushed people back from the House of Justice and started grabbing them. Anatol Lyabedzka, a former leader of the United Civic Party of Belarus, and TUT.by journalist Lyubou Kaspyarovich are among the detainees.

As part of the students’ case, accusations were brought against 12 persons (students Kseniya Syramalot, Kasya Budzko,Yana Arabeyka, Yahor Kanetski, Hleb Fitsner, Illya Trakhtenberg, Viktoryia Hrankouskaya, Anastasiya Bulybenka, Maryia Kalenik, Tatsyana Yakelchyk, university lecturer Volha Filatchankava, as well as Alana Hebremaryam, a Coordination Council member and Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s representative on youth and student affairs. The imprisoned defendants are charged under Art. 17-2 and Art. 342-1 of the Criminal Code (the latter is ‘organisation of actions that grossly violate public order’).

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, they were coordinators at the local level, they posted on special Telegram channels, called for participation in protests, produced and distributed leaflets, led the participants, engaged in their preparation and training, reported on the movement of law enforcement officers. The protests disrupted the educational process and the normal way of universities’ work, because young people blocked corridors and stairways, shouted loudly, whistled, chanted slogans and sang songs, the authorities say.

On September 1, Belarus’ official Knowledge Day, lots of students took to the streets to protest against vote rigging and the authorities’ harsh response to dissidence. OMON special forces and plainclothed policemen detained young people across the country. The students’ protests continued in the autumn of 2020.

Students who shaved heads in solidarity with political prisoners put on authorities’ bad books

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, On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

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People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

More than 200 Belarusians gathered in front of the court building on Friday evening. Only relatives were allowed to be present at the trial. Notably, representatives of the state media were also let into the courtroom. A police officer asked everyone to leave, but the supporters said that they would stand until the hearing ended.

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Start of hearing students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Trial of defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

A bit later, riot police pushed people back from the House of Justice and started grabbing them. Anatol Lyabedzka, a former leader of the United Civic Party of Belarus, and TUT.by journalist Lyubou Kaspyarovich are among the detainees.

As part of the students’ case, accusations were brought against 12 persons (students Kseniya Syramalot, Kasya Budzko,Yana Arabeyka, Yahor Kanetski, Hleb Fitsner, Illya Trakhtenberg, Viktoryia Hrankouskaya, Anastasiya Bulybenka, Maryia Kalenik, Tatsyana Yakelchyk, university lecturer Volha Filatchankava, as well as Alana Hebremaryam, a Coordination Council member and Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s representative on youth and student affairs. The imprisoned defendants are charged under Art. 17-2 and Art. 342-1 of the Criminal Code (the latter is ‘organisation of actions that grossly violate public order’).

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, they were coordinators at the local level, they posted on special Telegram channels, called for participation in protests, produced and distributed leaflets, led the participants, engaged in their preparation and training, reported on the movement of law enforcement officers. The protests disrupted the educational process and the normal way of universities’ work, because young people blocked corridors and stairways, shouted loudly, whistled, chanted slogans and sang songs, the authorities say.

On September 1, Belarus’ official Knowledge Day, lots of students took to the streets to protest against vote rigging and the authorities’ harsh response to dissidence. OMON special forces and plainclothed policemen detained young people across the country. The students’ protests continued in the autumn of 2020.

Students who shaved heads in solidarity with political prisoners put on authorities’ bad books

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, On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

News – belsat.eu, Riot police disperse Minskers expressing solidarity with defendants in students’ case. At least 14 persons detained, on May 14, 2021 7:14 AM at 7:14 AM

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People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

More than 200 Belarusians gathered in front of the court building on Friday evening. Only relatives were allowed to be present at the trial. Notably, representatives of the state media were also let into the courtroom. A police officer asked everyone to leave, but the supporters said that they would stand until the hearing ended.

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Start of hearing students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Trial of defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

A bit later, riot police pushed people back from the House of Justice and started grabbing them. Anatol Lyabedzka, a former leader of the United Civic Party of Belarus, and TUT.by journalist Lyubou Kaspyarovich are among the detainees.

As part of the students’ case, accusations were brought against 12 persons (students Kseniya Syramalot, Kasya Budzko,Yana Arabeyka, Yahor Kanetski, Hleb Fitsner, Illya Trakhtenberg, Viktoryia Hrankouskaya, Anastasiya Bulybenka, Maryia Kalenik, Tatsyana Yakelchyk, university lecturer Volha Filatchankava, as well as Alana Hebremaryam, a Coordination Council member and Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s representative on youth and student affairs. The imprisoned defendants are charged under Art. 17-2 and Art. 342-1 of the Criminal Code (the latter is ‘organisation of actions that grossly violate public order’).

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, they were coordinators at the local level, they posted on special Telegram channels, called for participation in protests, produced and distributed leaflets, led the participants, engaged in their preparation and training, reported on the movement of law enforcement officers. The protests disrupted the educational process and the normal way of universities’ work, because young people blocked corridors and stairways, shouted loudly, whistled, chanted slogans and sang songs, the authorities say.

On September 1, Belarus’ official Knowledge Day, lots of students took to the streets to protest against vote rigging and the authorities’ harsh response to dissidence. OMON special forces and plainclothed policemen detained young people across the country. The students’ protests continued in the autumn of 2020.

Students who shaved heads in solidarity with political prisoners put on authorities’ bad books

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, On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

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People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

More than 200 Belarusians gathered in front of the court building on Friday evening. Only relatives were allowed to be present at the trial. Notably, representatives of the state media were also let into the courtroom. A police officer asked everyone to leave, but the supporters said that they would stand until the hearing ended.

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Start of hearing students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Trial of defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

A bit later, riot police pushed people back from the House of Justice and started grabbing them. Anatol Lyabedzka, a former leader of the United Civic Party of Belarus, and TUT.by journalist Lyubou Kaspyarovich are among the detainees.

As part of the students’ case, accusations were brought against 12 persons (students Kseniya Syramalot, Kasya Budzko,Yana Arabeyka, Yahor Kanetski, Hleb Fitsner, Illya Trakhtenberg, Viktoryia Hrankouskaya, Anastasiya Bulybenka, Maryia Kalenik, Tatsyana Yakelchyk, university lecturer Volha Filatchankava, as well as Alana Hebremaryam, a Coordination Council member and Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s representative on youth and student affairs. The imprisoned defendants are charged under Art. 17-2 and Art. 342-1 of the Criminal Code (the latter is ‘organisation of actions that grossly violate public order’).

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, they were coordinators at the local level, they posted on special Telegram channels, called for participation in protests, produced and distributed leaflets, led the participants, engaged in their preparation and training, reported on the movement of law enforcement officers. The protests disrupted the educational process and the normal way of universities’ work, because young people blocked corridors and stairways, shouted loudly, whistled, chanted slogans and sang songs, the authorities say.

On September 1, Belarus’ official Knowledge Day, lots of students took to the streets to protest against vote rigging and the authorities’ harsh response to dissidence. OMON special forces and plainclothed policemen detained young people across the country. The students’ protests continued in the autumn of 2020.

Students who shaved heads in solidarity with political prisoners put on authorities’ bad books

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, On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

News – belsat.eu, Riot police disperse Minskers expressing solidarity with defendants in students’ case. At least 14 persons detained, on May 14, 2021 7:14 AM at 7:14 AM

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People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

More than 200 Belarusians gathered in front of the court building on Friday evening. Only relatives were allowed to be present at the trial. Notably, representatives of the state media were also let into the courtroom. A police officer asked everyone to leave, but the supporters said that they would stand until the hearing ended.

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Start of hearing students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Trial of defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

A bit later, riot police pushed people back from the House of Justice and started grabbing them. Anatol Lyabedzka, a former leader of the United Civic Party of Belarus, and TUT.by journalist Lyubou Kaspyarovich are among the detainees.

As part of the students’ case, accusations were brought against 12 persons (students Kseniya Syramalot, Kasya Budzko,Yana Arabeyka, Yahor Kanetski, Hleb Fitsner, Illya Trakhtenberg, Viktoryia Hrankouskaya, Anastasiya Bulybenka, Maryia Kalenik, Tatsyana Yakelchyk, university lecturer Volha Filatchankava, as well as Alana Hebremaryam, a Coordination Council member and Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s representative on youth and student affairs. The imprisoned defendants are charged under Art. 17-2 and Art. 342-1 of the Criminal Code (the latter is ‘organisation of actions that grossly violate public order’).

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, they were coordinators at the local level, they posted on special Telegram channels, called for participation in protests, produced and distributed leaflets, led the participants, engaged in their preparation and training, reported on the movement of law enforcement officers. The protests disrupted the educational process and the normal way of universities’ work, because young people blocked corridors and stairways, shouted loudly, whistled, chanted slogans and sang songs, the authorities say.

On September 1, Belarus’ official Knowledge Day, lots of students took to the streets to protest against vote rigging and the authorities’ harsh response to dissidence. OMON special forces and plainclothed policemen detained young people across the country. The students’ protests continued in the autumn of 2020.

Students who shaved heads in solidarity with political prisoners put on authorities’ bad books

belsat.eu

, On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

News – belsat.eu, Riot police disperse Minskers expressing solidarity with defendants in students’ case. At least 14 persons detained, on May 14, 2021 7:14 AM at 7:14 AM

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People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

More than 200 Belarusians gathered in front of the court building on Friday evening. Only relatives were allowed to be present at the trial. Notably, representatives of the state media were also let into the courtroom. A police officer asked everyone to leave, but the supporters said that they would stand until the hearing ended.

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Start of hearing students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Trial of defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

A bit later, riot police pushed people back from the House of Justice and started grabbing them. Anatol Lyabedzka, a former leader of the United Civic Party of Belarus, and TUT.by journalist Lyubou Kaspyarovich are among the detainees.

As part of the students’ case, accusations were brought against 12 persons (students Kseniya Syramalot, Kasya Budzko,Yana Arabeyka, Yahor Kanetski, Hleb Fitsner, Illya Trakhtenberg, Viktoryia Hrankouskaya, Anastasiya Bulybenka, Maryia Kalenik, Tatsyana Yakelchyk, university lecturer Volha Filatchankava, as well as Alana Hebremaryam, a Coordination Council member and Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s representative on youth and student affairs. The imprisoned defendants are charged under Art. 17-2 and Art. 342-1 of the Criminal Code (the latter is ‘organisation of actions that grossly violate public order’).

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, they were coordinators at the local level, they posted on special Telegram channels, called for participation in protests, produced and distributed leaflets, led the participants, engaged in their preparation and training, reported on the movement of law enforcement officers. The protests disrupted the educational process and the normal way of universities’ work, because young people blocked corridors and stairways, shouted loudly, whistled, chanted slogans and sang songs, the authorities say.

On September 1, Belarus’ official Knowledge Day, lots of students took to the streets to protest against vote rigging and the authorities’ harsh response to dissidence. OMON special forces and plainclothed policemen detained young people across the country. The students’ protests continued in the autumn of 2020.

Students who shaved heads in solidarity with political prisoners put on authorities’ bad books

belsat.eu

, On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

News – belsat.eu, Riot police disperse Minskers expressing solidarity with defendants in students’ case. At least 14 persons detained, on May 14, 2021 7:14 AM at 7:14 AM

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People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

More than 200 Belarusians gathered in front of the court building on Friday evening. Only relatives were allowed to be present at the trial. Notably, representatives of the state media were also let into the courtroom. A police officer asked everyone to leave, but the supporters said that they would stand until the hearing ended.

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Start of hearing students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
Trial of defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat
People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

A bit later, riot police pushed people back from the House of Justice and started grabbing them. Anatol Lyabedzka, a former leader of the United Civic Party of Belarus, and TUT.by journalist Lyubou Kaspyarovich are among the detainees.

As part of the students’ case, accusations were brought against 12 persons (students Kseniya Syramalot, Kasya Budzko,Yana Arabeyka, Yahor Kanetski, Hleb Fitsner, Illya Trakhtenberg, Viktoryia Hrankouskaya, Anastasiya Bulybenka, Maryia Kalenik, Tatsyana Yakelchyk, university lecturer Volha Filatchankava, as well as Alana Hebremaryam, a Coordination Council member and Svyatlana Tsikhanouskaya’s representative on youth and student affairs. The imprisoned defendants are charged under Art. 17-2 and Art. 342-1 of the Criminal Code (the latter is ‘organisation of actions that grossly violate public order’).

People come to court building to show support for 12 defendants in so called students’ case. Minsk, 14 May 2021. Photo: Belsat

According to the Belarusian Investigative Committee, they were coordinators at the local level, they posted on special Telegram channels, called for participation in protests, produced and distributed leaflets, led the participants, engaged in their preparation and training, reported on the movement of law enforcement officers. The protests disrupted the educational process and the normal way of universities’ work, because young people blocked corridors and stairways, shouted loudly, whistled, chanted slogans and sang songs, the authorities say.

On September 1, Belarus’ official Knowledge Day, lots of students took to the streets to protest against vote rigging and the authorities’ harsh response to dissidence. OMON special forces and plainclothed policemen detained young people across the country. The students’ protests continued in the autumn of 2020.

Students who shaved heads in solidarity with political prisoners put on authorities’ bad books

belsat.eu

, On May 14, Kastrychnitski district court of Minsk started hearing the so called students’ case, in which twelve arrestees are to be tried. Today the riot police have dispersed the people who came to show support for the defendants. At least 14 people were detained.

News – belsat.eu, Can Viktar become next Lukashenka at head of Belarus? Interview with author of book Belarusian Sniper, on May 14, 2021 5:10 AM at 5:10 AM

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Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.

The diplomat tells what trap Alyaksandr Lukashenka fell into, what might happen after him and assesses whether what the Belarusian dictator is doing is against Russia’s interests.

Cover of Leszek Szerepka’s book Belarusian Sniper

The book immediately attracts attention with its cover: a combination of white-red-white colours, a fragment of a painting by Marc Chagall, which comes from Belarus, below is a burned car. Does the cover make any sense other than to attract attention? What does it mean?

You need to ask the graphic artist about it: he came up with it, and I said I agree. I think the cover attracts attention and is connected with Belarus. In general, it conveys the meaning of what is in the book.

There is a controversial saying in Belarus that only a sniper will save the country. Is it a book about this sniper?

It’s hard for me to say. The name is connected with the fact that the protagonist is engaged in this profession, so let’s see what he will do next. At this point I can only say this.

I understood from the book that it is a mixture of real events, part of which you witnessed or knew people personally. You have changed the names of the characters, but they are very easy to decipher. Daiman – Viktar Sheyman, Pavel Shemet – Pavel Sharamet, Lukavy – Lukashenka. But there are people I can’t recognize. For example, Aleh Prybylouski – is he a fictitious or a real person?

These are the heroes of the novel. You have to stick to this genre. Probably, it is easy for Belarusians to understand who is who. It is not so easy in Poland. This is a completely different thing for Poles and the West. I wanted to write a book in this genre because for me it’s more freedom. When writing a research paper or even an essay, you need to have sources to defend all theses. I wanted to show the Belarusian reality, to make sense of it. If you make sense of it, you better understand the environment in which you live. Sometimes it is easier for a person like me to understand what is happening than for those inside.

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If there were no events of last summer and autumn, the Belarusian revolution, would you have written this book?

Such books are not written in one day. The idea came up when I was an ambassador. I was looking for suitable events. The main impetus was the death of Pavel Sharamet. I was thinking how to show it against the background of an era and what’s going on around. Probably, if I were doing this today, I would have done it a little differently, because things are not completely covered in this book. And after we’ve been watching what’s going on for the last few months (the regime has become even more repressive), I’d probably show the system’s actions even better.

You are a long-time analyst at the Centre for Oriental Studies, a government think tank in Warsaw. By the way, a few months ago you wrote an article in the magazine New Eastern Europe called The Day After Tomorrow. This is an attempt to analyse what could happen after Lukashenka. I read this text. The most important point, I think, is that you describe the trap into which Lukashenka fell. Could you tell us what kind of trap this is?

Most importantly, he must have thought that he was omnipotent, that there was no alternative for him, that he was the smartest, that he was doing good to everyone. And there is this character trait: when a person is in power for too long, he thinks he is the best, and does not invent another role in society. The most important thing in the article is that we can say what will happen after Lukashenka. After all, 10 years ago no one thought about it. It is now clear that he is not eternal. We need to think what to do next.

Lukashenka to sign decree on transition of presidential powers

I pointed out that if the dictatorship is too long, if it has huge roots, then it is very difficult to get out of the dictatorship. Maybe this is a problem for Belarus as well, because Lukashenka has been in power for 26 years, almost 27. This is a special kind of power, typically authoritarian. I pointed out that Belarus does not really have much experience of democracy. It is difficult to say how it will act in a democracy now. It will be easy to come to a dead end and go back to the past, to elect again such a dictator who will solve all the issues for us. Democracy is first and foremost a responsibility. Very few people are willing to take responsibility. Do you remember what Fromm wrote? “Escape from Freedom”. This has been observed in many countries and may be true for Belarus. We need to think now how to deal with Belarus after Lukashenka. It’s hard for me to say when it will be. But this is already the foreseeable future.

How do you understand Lukashenka’s plans: does he want to stay in power for as much as possible or still pass it on to his successor?

I think he would like to stay in power until the end. He has grave deeds on his conscience: he fears that if he does not have power, he will be responsible for them. It’s hard to say what he specifically wants to do, probably he’s thinking about the example of Azerbaijan. There is an elastic method of transfer of power to the heir while maintaining a formal democracy.

Can Viktar Lukashenka become the next Lukashenka at the head of Belarus?

I say that it may be someone from the family or close circle whom Lukashenka trusts, who will not let him down. As Yeltsin once trusted Putin so much he could hand over power to him, and Putin would keep his word. I would not pay attention to the constitutional plans: Lukashenka will do it all, and he will make it good for him, not the people.

Lukashenka’s son no longer National Security aid

The last question is about Putin. Do Putin’s plans and interests coincide with Lukashenka’s plans? Does Putin want the same as Lukashenka, or does he have other plans for Belarus?

What Lukashenka is doing is not against Russia’s interests. Thanks to this, he stays in power for so long. He does what Russia thinks about in the long run. We are constantly talking about when Belarus will be included in Russia. This is evidence that Lukashenka has done nothing to rule out this option during his tenure. In fact, it blurs the line between Russians and Belarusians. He constantly repeats that Belarusians are Russians with a mark of quality. It is convenient for Russia. But he has been in power for too long, he has many levers, he is experienced, too strong a partner for Russia. Probably, if a new person came, who only has to build his system of power, it would be more convenient for Russia. I do not think that Russia will risk destabilizing the situation in Belarus to remove Lukashenka. This is impossible. But if the opportunity arises, they can take advantage of it.

Іnterview was part of Belsat TV news show PraSviet (World and Us)

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, Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.

News – belsat.eu, Can Viktar become next Lukashenka at head of Belarus? Interview with author of book Belarusian Sniper, on May 14, 2021 5:10 AM at 5:10 AM

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Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.

The diplomat tells what trap Alyaksandr Lukashenka fell into, what might happen after him and assesses whether what the Belarusian dictator is doing is against Russia’s interests.

Cover of Leszek Szerepka’s book Belarusian Sniper

The book immediately attracts attention with its cover: a combination of white-red-white colours, a fragment of a painting by Marc Chagall, which comes from Belarus, below is a burned car. Does the cover make any sense other than to attract attention? What does it mean?

You need to ask the graphic artist about it: he came up with it, and I said I agree. I think the cover attracts attention and is connected with Belarus. In general, it conveys the meaning of what is in the book.

There is a controversial saying in Belarus that only a sniper will save the country. Is it a book about this sniper?

It’s hard for me to say. The name is connected with the fact that the protagonist is engaged in this profession, so let’s see what he will do next. At this point I can only say this.

I understood from the book that it is a mixture of real events, part of which you witnessed or knew people personally. You have changed the names of the characters, but they are very easy to decipher. Daiman – Viktar Sheyman, Pavel Shemet – Pavel Sharamet, Lukavy – Lukashenka. But there are people I can’t recognize. For example, Aleh Prybylouski – is he a fictitious or a real person?

These are the heroes of the novel. You have to stick to this genre. Probably, it is easy for Belarusians to understand who is who. It is not so easy in Poland. This is a completely different thing for Poles and the West. I wanted to write a book in this genre because for me it’s more freedom. When writing a research paper or even an essay, you need to have sources to defend all theses. I wanted to show the Belarusian reality, to make sense of it. If you make sense of it, you better understand the environment in which you live. Sometimes it is easier for a person like me to understand what is happening than for those inside.

Why Belarusians stopped liking Lukashenka / ENG video

If there were no events of last summer and autumn, the Belarusian revolution, would you have written this book?

Such books are not written in one day. The idea came up when I was an ambassador. I was looking for suitable events. The main impetus was the death of Pavel Sharamet. I was thinking how to show it against the background of an era and what’s going on around. Probably, if I were doing this today, I would have done it a little differently, because things are not completely covered in this book. And after we’ve been watching what’s going on for the last few months (the regime has become even more repressive), I’d probably show the system’s actions even better.

You are a long-time analyst at the Centre for Oriental Studies, a government think tank in Warsaw. By the way, a few months ago you wrote an article in the magazine New Eastern Europe called The Day After Tomorrow. This is an attempt to analyse what could happen after Lukashenka. I read this text. The most important point, I think, is that you describe the trap into which Lukashenka fell. Could you tell us what kind of trap this is?

Most importantly, he must have thought that he was omnipotent, that there was no alternative for him, that he was the smartest, that he was doing good to everyone. And there is this character trait: when a person is in power for too long, he thinks he is the best, and does not invent another role in society. The most important thing in the article is that we can say what will happen after Lukashenka. After all, 10 years ago no one thought about it. It is now clear that he is not eternal. We need to think what to do next.

Lukashenka to sign decree on transition of presidential powers

I pointed out that if the dictatorship is too long, if it has huge roots, then it is very difficult to get out of the dictatorship. Maybe this is a problem for Belarus as well, because Lukashenka has been in power for 26 years, almost 27. This is a special kind of power, typically authoritarian. I pointed out that Belarus does not really have much experience of democracy. It is difficult to say how it will act in a democracy now. It will be easy to come to a dead end and go back to the past, to elect again such a dictator who will solve all the issues for us. Democracy is first and foremost a responsibility. Very few people are willing to take responsibility. Do you remember what Fromm wrote? “Escape from Freedom”. This has been observed in many countries and may be true for Belarus. We need to think now how to deal with Belarus after Lukashenka. It’s hard for me to say when it will be. But this is already the foreseeable future.

How do you understand Lukashenka’s plans: does he want to stay in power for as much as possible or still pass it on to his successor?

I think he would like to stay in power until the end. He has grave deeds on his conscience: he fears that if he does not have power, he will be responsible for them. It’s hard to say what he specifically wants to do, probably he’s thinking about the example of Azerbaijan. There is an elastic method of transfer of power to the heir while maintaining a formal democracy.

Can Viktar Lukashenka become the next Lukashenka at the head of Belarus?

I say that it may be someone from the family or close circle whom Lukashenka trusts, who will not let him down. As Yeltsin once trusted Putin so much he could hand over power to him, and Putin would keep his word. I would not pay attention to the constitutional plans: Lukashenka will do it all, and he will make it good for him, not the people.

Lukashenka’s son no longer National Security aid

The last question is about Putin. Do Putin’s plans and interests coincide with Lukashenka’s plans? Does Putin want the same as Lukashenka, or does he have other plans for Belarus?

What Lukashenka is doing is not against Russia’s interests. Thanks to this, he stays in power for so long. He does what Russia thinks about in the long run. We are constantly talking about when Belarus will be included in Russia. This is evidence that Lukashenka has done nothing to rule out this option during his tenure. In fact, it blurs the line between Russians and Belarusians. He constantly repeats that Belarusians are Russians with a mark of quality. It is convenient for Russia. But he has been in power for too long, he has many levers, he is experienced, too strong a partner for Russia. Probably, if a new person came, who only has to build his system of power, it would be more convenient for Russia. I do not think that Russia will risk destabilizing the situation in Belarus to remove Lukashenka. This is impossible. But if the opportunity arises, they can take advantage of it.

Іnterview was part of Belsat TV news show PraSviet (World and Us)

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, Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.

News – belsat.eu, Can Viktar become next Lukashenka at head of Belarus? Interview with author of book Belarusian Sniper, on May 14, 2021 5:10 AM at 5:10 AM

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Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.

The diplomat tells what trap Alyaksandr Lukashenka fell into, what might happen after him and assesses whether what the Belarusian dictator is doing is against Russia’s interests.

Cover of Leszek Szerepka’s book Belarusian Sniper

The book immediately attracts attention with its cover: a combination of white-red-white colours, a fragment of a painting by Marc Chagall, which comes from Belarus, below is a burned car. Does the cover make any sense other than to attract attention? What does it mean?

You need to ask the graphic artist about it: he came up with it, and I said I agree. I think the cover attracts attention and is connected with Belarus. In general, it conveys the meaning of what is in the book.

There is a controversial saying in Belarus that only a sniper will save the country. Is it a book about this sniper?

It’s hard for me to say. The name is connected with the fact that the protagonist is engaged in this profession, so let’s see what he will do next. At this point I can only say this.

I understood from the book that it is a mixture of real events, part of which you witnessed or knew people personally. You have changed the names of the characters, but they are very easy to decipher. Daiman – Viktar Sheyman, Pavel Shemet – Pavel Sharamet, Lukavy – Lukashenka. But there are people I can’t recognize. For example, Aleh Prybylouski – is he a fictitious or a real person?

These are the heroes of the novel. You have to stick to this genre. Probably, it is easy for Belarusians to understand who is who. It is not so easy in Poland. This is a completely different thing for Poles and the West. I wanted to write a book in this genre because for me it’s more freedom. When writing a research paper or even an essay, you need to have sources to defend all theses. I wanted to show the Belarusian reality, to make sense of it. If you make sense of it, you better understand the environment in which you live. Sometimes it is easier for a person like me to understand what is happening than for those inside.

Why Belarusians stopped liking Lukashenka / ENG video

If there were no events of last summer and autumn, the Belarusian revolution, would you have written this book?

Such books are not written in one day. The idea came up when I was an ambassador. I was looking for suitable events. The main impetus was the death of Pavel Sharamet. I was thinking how to show it against the background of an era and what’s going on around. Probably, if I were doing this today, I would have done it a little differently, because things are not completely covered in this book. And after we’ve been watching what’s going on for the last few months (the regime has become even more repressive), I’d probably show the system’s actions even better.

You are a long-time analyst at the Centre for Oriental Studies, a government think tank in Warsaw. By the way, a few months ago you wrote an article in the magazine New Eastern Europe called The Day After Tomorrow. This is an attempt to analyse what could happen after Lukashenka. I read this text. The most important point, I think, is that you describe the trap into which Lukashenka fell. Could you tell us what kind of trap this is?

Most importantly, he must have thought that he was omnipotent, that there was no alternative for him, that he was the smartest, that he was doing good to everyone. And there is this character trait: when a person is in power for too long, he thinks he is the best, and does not invent another role in society. The most important thing in the article is that we can say what will happen after Lukashenka. After all, 10 years ago no one thought about it. It is now clear that he is not eternal. We need to think what to do next.

Lukashenka to sign decree on transition of presidential powers

I pointed out that if the dictatorship is too long, if it has huge roots, then it is very difficult to get out of the dictatorship. Maybe this is a problem for Belarus as well, because Lukashenka has been in power for 26 years, almost 27. This is a special kind of power, typically authoritarian. I pointed out that Belarus does not really have much experience of democracy. It is difficult to say how it will act in a democracy now. It will be easy to come to a dead end and go back to the past, to elect again such a dictator who will solve all the issues for us. Democracy is first and foremost a responsibility. Very few people are willing to take responsibility. Do you remember what Fromm wrote? “Escape from Freedom”. This has been observed in many countries and may be true for Belarus. We need to think now how to deal with Belarus after Lukashenka. It’s hard for me to say when it will be. But this is already the foreseeable future.

How do you understand Lukashenka’s plans: does he want to stay in power for as much as possible or still pass it on to his successor?

I think he would like to stay in power until the end. He has grave deeds on his conscience: he fears that if he does not have power, he will be responsible for them. It’s hard to say what he specifically wants to do, probably he’s thinking about the example of Azerbaijan. There is an elastic method of transfer of power to the heir while maintaining a formal democracy.

Can Viktar Lukashenka become the next Lukashenka at the head of Belarus?

I say that it may be someone from the family or close circle whom Lukashenka trusts, who will not let him down. As Yeltsin once trusted Putin so much he could hand over power to him, and Putin would keep his word. I would not pay attention to the constitutional plans: Lukashenka will do it all, and he will make it good for him, not the people.

Lukashenka’s son no longer National Security aid

The last question is about Putin. Do Putin’s plans and interests coincide with Lukashenka’s plans? Does Putin want the same as Lukashenka, or does he have other plans for Belarus?

What Lukashenka is doing is not against Russia’s interests. Thanks to this, he stays in power for so long. He does what Russia thinks about in the long run. We are constantly talking about when Belarus will be included in Russia. This is evidence that Lukashenka has done nothing to rule out this option during his tenure. In fact, it blurs the line between Russians and Belarusians. He constantly repeats that Belarusians are Russians with a mark of quality. It is convenient for Russia. But he has been in power for too long, he has many levers, he is experienced, too strong a partner for Russia. Probably, if a new person came, who only has to build his system of power, it would be more convenient for Russia. I do not think that Russia will risk destabilizing the situation in Belarus to remove Lukashenka. This is impossible. But if the opportunity arises, they can take advantage of it.

Іnterview was part of Belsat TV news show PraSviet (World and Us)

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, Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.

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Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.

The diplomat tells what trap Alyaksandr Lukashenka fell into, what might happen after him and assesses whether what the Belarusian dictator is doing is against Russia’s interests.

Cover of Leszek Szerepka’s book Belarusian Sniper

The book immediately attracts attention with its cover: a combination of white-red-white colours, a fragment of a painting by Marc Chagall, which comes from Belarus, below is a burned car. Does the cover make any sense other than to attract attention? What does it mean?

You need to ask the graphic artist about it: he came up with it, and I said I agree. I think the cover attracts attention and is connected with Belarus. In general, it conveys the meaning of what is in the book.

There is a controversial saying in Belarus that only a sniper will save the country. Is it a book about this sniper?

It’s hard for me to say. The name is connected with the fact that the protagonist is engaged in this profession, so let’s see what he will do next. At this point I can only say this.

I understood from the book that it is a mixture of real events, part of which you witnessed or knew people personally. You have changed the names of the characters, but they are very easy to decipher. Daiman – Viktar Sheyman, Pavel Shemet – Pavel Sharamet, Lukavy – Lukashenka. But there are people I can’t recognize. For example, Aleh Prybylouski – is he a fictitious or a real person?

These are the heroes of the novel. You have to stick to this genre. Probably, it is easy for Belarusians to understand who is who. It is not so easy in Poland. This is a completely different thing for Poles and the West. I wanted to write a book in this genre because for me it’s more freedom. When writing a research paper or even an essay, you need to have sources to defend all theses. I wanted to show the Belarusian reality, to make sense of it. If you make sense of it, you better understand the environment in which you live. Sometimes it is easier for a person like me to understand what is happening than for those inside.

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If there were no events of last summer and autumn, the Belarusian revolution, would you have written this book?

Such books are not written in one day. The idea came up when I was an ambassador. I was looking for suitable events. The main impetus was the death of Pavel Sharamet. I was thinking how to show it against the background of an era and what’s going on around. Probably, if I were doing this today, I would have done it a little differently, because things are not completely covered in this book. And after we’ve been watching what’s going on for the last few months (the regime has become even more repressive), I’d probably show the system’s actions even better.

You are a long-time analyst at the Centre for Oriental Studies, a government think tank in Warsaw. By the way, a few months ago you wrote an article in the magazine New Eastern Europe called The Day After Tomorrow. This is an attempt to analyse what could happen after Lukashenka. I read this text. The most important point, I think, is that you describe the trap into which Lukashenka fell. Could you tell us what kind of trap this is?

Most importantly, he must have thought that he was omnipotent, that there was no alternative for him, that he was the smartest, that he was doing good to everyone. And there is this character trait: when a person is in power for too long, he thinks he is the best, and does not invent another role in society. The most important thing in the article is that we can say what will happen after Lukashenka. After all, 10 years ago no one thought about it. It is now clear that he is not eternal. We need to think what to do next.

Lukashenka to sign decree on transition of presidential powers

I pointed out that if the dictatorship is too long, if it has huge roots, then it is very difficult to get out of the dictatorship. Maybe this is a problem for Belarus as well, because Lukashenka has been in power for 26 years, almost 27. This is a special kind of power, typically authoritarian. I pointed out that Belarus does not really have much experience of democracy. It is difficult to say how it will act in a democracy now. It will be easy to come to a dead end and go back to the past, to elect again such a dictator who will solve all the issues for us. Democracy is first and foremost a responsibility. Very few people are willing to take responsibility. Do you remember what Fromm wrote? “Escape from Freedom”. This has been observed in many countries and may be true for Belarus. We need to think now how to deal with Belarus after Lukashenka. It’s hard for me to say when it will be. But this is already the foreseeable future.

How do you understand Lukashenka’s plans: does he want to stay in power for as much as possible or still pass it on to his successor?

I think he would like to stay in power until the end. He has grave deeds on his conscience: he fears that if he does not have power, he will be responsible for them. It’s hard to say what he specifically wants to do, probably he’s thinking about the example of Azerbaijan. There is an elastic method of transfer of power to the heir while maintaining a formal democracy.

Can Viktar Lukashenka become the next Lukashenka at the head of Belarus?

I say that it may be someone from the family or close circle whom Lukashenka trusts, who will not let him down. As Yeltsin once trusted Putin so much he could hand over power to him, and Putin would keep his word. I would not pay attention to the constitutional plans: Lukashenka will do it all, and he will make it good for him, not the people.

Lukashenka’s son no longer National Security aid

The last question is about Putin. Do Putin’s plans and interests coincide with Lukashenka’s plans? Does Putin want the same as Lukashenka, or does he have other plans for Belarus?

What Lukashenka is doing is not against Russia’s interests. Thanks to this, he stays in power for so long. He does what Russia thinks about in the long run. We are constantly talking about when Belarus will be included in Russia. This is evidence that Lukashenka has done nothing to rule out this option during his tenure. In fact, it blurs the line between Russians and Belarusians. He constantly repeats that Belarusians are Russians with a mark of quality. It is convenient for Russia. But he has been in power for too long, he has many levers, he is experienced, too strong a partner for Russia. Probably, if a new person came, who only has to build his system of power, it would be more convenient for Russia. I do not think that Russia will risk destabilizing the situation in Belarus to remove Lukashenka. This is impossible. But if the opportunity arises, they can take advantage of it.

Іnterview was part of Belsat TV news show PraSviet (World and Us)

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, Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.

News – belsat.eu, Can Viktar become next Lukashenka at head of Belarus? Interview with author of book Belarusian Sniper, on May 14, 2021 5:10 AM at 5:10 AM

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Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.

The diplomat tells what trap Alyaksandr Lukashenka fell into, what might happen after him and assesses whether what the Belarusian dictator is doing is against Russia’s interests.

Cover of Leszek Szerepka’s book Belarusian Sniper

The book immediately attracts attention with its cover: a combination of white-red-white colours, a fragment of a painting by Marc Chagall, which comes from Belarus, below is a burned car. Does the cover make any sense other than to attract attention? What does it mean?

You need to ask the graphic artist about it: he came up with it, and I said I agree. I think the cover attracts attention and is connected with Belarus. In general, it conveys the meaning of what is in the book.

There is a controversial saying in Belarus that only a sniper will save the country. Is it a book about this sniper?

It’s hard for me to say. The name is connected with the fact that the protagonist is engaged in this profession, so let’s see what he will do next. At this point I can only say this.

I understood from the book that it is a mixture of real events, part of which you witnessed or knew people personally. You have changed the names of the characters, but they are very easy to decipher. Daiman – Viktar Sheyman, Pavel Shemet – Pavel Sharamet, Lukavy – Lukashenka. But there are people I can’t recognize. For example, Aleh Prybylouski – is he a fictitious or a real person?

These are the heroes of the novel. You have to stick to this genre. Probably, it is easy for Belarusians to understand who is who. It is not so easy in Poland. This is a completely different thing for Poles and the West. I wanted to write a book in this genre because for me it’s more freedom. When writing a research paper or even an essay, you need to have sources to defend all theses. I wanted to show the Belarusian reality, to make sense of it. If you make sense of it, you better understand the environment in which you live. Sometimes it is easier for a person like me to understand what is happening than for those inside.

Why Belarusians stopped liking Lukashenka / ENG video

If there were no events of last summer and autumn, the Belarusian revolution, would you have written this book?

Such books are not written in one day. The idea came up when I was an ambassador. I was looking for suitable events. The main impetus was the death of Pavel Sharamet. I was thinking how to show it against the background of an era and what’s going on around. Probably, if I were doing this today, I would have done it a little differently, because things are not completely covered in this book. And after we’ve been watching what’s going on for the last few months (the regime has become even more repressive), I’d probably show the system’s actions even better.

You are a long-time analyst at the Centre for Oriental Studies, a government think tank in Warsaw. By the way, a few months ago you wrote an article in the magazine New Eastern Europe called The Day After Tomorrow. This is an attempt to analyse what could happen after Lukashenka. I read this text. The most important point, I think, is that you describe the trap into which Lukashenka fell. Could you tell us what kind of trap this is?

Most importantly, he must have thought that he was omnipotent, that there was no alternative for him, that he was the smartest, that he was doing good to everyone. And there is this character trait: when a person is in power for too long, he thinks he is the best, and does not invent another role in society. The most important thing in the article is that we can say what will happen after Lukashenka. After all, 10 years ago no one thought about it. It is now clear that he is not eternal. We need to think what to do next.

Lukashenka to sign decree on transition of presidential powers

I pointed out that if the dictatorship is too long, if it has huge roots, then it is very difficult to get out of the dictatorship. Maybe this is a problem for Belarus as well, because Lukashenka has been in power for 26 years, almost 27. This is a special kind of power, typically authoritarian. I pointed out that Belarus does not really have much experience of democracy. It is difficult to say how it will act in a democracy now. It will be easy to come to a dead end and go back to the past, to elect again such a dictator who will solve all the issues for us. Democracy is first and foremost a responsibility. Very few people are willing to take responsibility. Do you remember what Fromm wrote? “Escape from Freedom”. This has been observed in many countries and may be true for Belarus. We need to think now how to deal with Belarus after Lukashenka. It’s hard for me to say when it will be. But this is already the foreseeable future.

How do you understand Lukashenka’s plans: does he want to stay in power for as much as possible or still pass it on to his successor?

I think he would like to stay in power until the end. He has grave deeds on his conscience: he fears that if he does not have power, he will be responsible for them. It’s hard to say what he specifically wants to do, probably he’s thinking about the example of Azerbaijan. There is an elastic method of transfer of power to the heir while maintaining a formal democracy.

Can Viktar Lukashenka become the next Lukashenka at the head of Belarus?

I say that it may be someone from the family or close circle whom Lukashenka trusts, who will not let him down. As Yeltsin once trusted Putin so much he could hand over power to him, and Putin would keep his word. I would not pay attention to the constitutional plans: Lukashenka will do it all, and he will make it good for him, not the people.

Lukashenka’s son no longer National Security aid

The last question is about Putin. Do Putin’s plans and interests coincide with Lukashenka’s plans? Does Putin want the same as Lukashenka, or does he have other plans for Belarus?

What Lukashenka is doing is not against Russia’s interests. Thanks to this, he stays in power for so long. He does what Russia thinks about in the long run. We are constantly talking about when Belarus will be included in Russia. This is evidence that Lukashenka has done nothing to rule out this option during his tenure. In fact, it blurs the line between Russians and Belarusians. He constantly repeats that Belarusians are Russians with a mark of quality. It is convenient for Russia. But he has been in power for too long, he has many levers, he is experienced, too strong a partner for Russia. Probably, if a new person came, who only has to build his system of power, it would be more convenient for Russia. I do not think that Russia will risk destabilizing the situation in Belarus to remove Lukashenka. This is impossible. But if the opportunity arises, they can take advantage of it.

Іnterview was part of Belsat TV news show PraSviet (World and Us)

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, Belarusian Sniper is a political thriller that appeared in Polish bookstores: the heroes of the book risk their lives to overthrow the Lukashenka regime. Its author Leszek Szerepka, a historian and Ambassador to Belarus in 2011-2015, granted an interview to Belsat TV host Syarhei Pelyasa.

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She was filming the Emerge conference, when policemen appeared at the venue. According to eyewitnesses, the goal of their visit was detaining the journalist.

The woman was taken to Savetski district police department; an administrative case was initiated against her. The police officers refuse to reveal what Tatsyana is accused of.

Then she was transferred to the notorious detention centre on Akrestsin Street. As courts are closed at weekends, she is likely to be tried on May, 14.

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News – belsat.eu, Minsk police detain photo reporter Tatsyana Kapitonava who worked at conference, on May 13, 2021 4:00 PM at 4:00 PM

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Таtsyana Kapitonava

On Thursday. freelance photographer Tatsyana Kapitonava was detained at Startup Family coworking in Minsk, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) reports.

She was filming the Emerge conference, when policemen appeared at the venue. According to eyewitnesses, the goal of their visit was detaining the journalist.

The woman was taken to Savetski district police department; an administrative case was initiated against her. The police officers refuse to reveal what Tatsyana is accused of.

Then she was transferred to the notorious detention centre on Akrestsin Street. As courts are closed at weekends, she is likely to be tried on May, 14.

Mahiliou: Two detained journos go on hunger strike

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, Minsk police detain photo reporter Tatsyana Kapitonava who worked at conference

News – belsat.eu, Minsk police detain photo reporter Tatsyana Kapitonava who worked at conference, on May 13, 2021 4:00 PM at 4:00 PM

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Таtsyana Kapitonava

On Thursday. freelance photographer Tatsyana Kapitonava was detained at Startup Family coworking in Minsk, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) reports.

She was filming the Emerge conference, when policemen appeared at the venue. According to eyewitnesses, the goal of their visit was detaining the journalist.

The woman was taken to Savetski district police department; an administrative case was initiated against her. The police officers refuse to reveal what Tatsyana is accused of.

Then she was transferred to the notorious detention centre on Akrestsin Street. As courts are closed at weekends, she is likely to be tried on May, 14.

Mahiliou: Two detained journos go on hunger strike

belsat.eu

, Minsk police detain photo reporter Tatsyana Kapitonava who worked at conference

News – belsat.eu, Minsk police detain photo reporter Tatsyana Kapitonava who worked at conference, on May 13, 2021 4:00 PM at 4:00 PM

Read More

Таtsyana Kapitonava

On Thursday. freelance photographer Tatsyana Kapitonava was detained at Startup Family coworking in Minsk, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) reports.

She was filming the Emerge conference, when policemen appeared at the venue. According to eyewitnesses, the goal of their visit was detaining the journalist.

The woman was taken to Savetski district police department; an administrative case was initiated against her. The police officers refuse to reveal what Tatsyana is accused of.

Then she was transferred to the notorious detention centre on Akrestsin Street. As courts are closed at weekends, she is likely to be tried on May, 14.

Mahiliou: Two detained journos go on hunger strike

belsat.eu

, Minsk police detain photo reporter Tatsyana Kapitonava who worked at conference

News – belsat.eu, Minsk police detain photo reporter Tatsyana Kapitonava who worked at conference, on May 13, 2021 4:00 PM at 4:00 PM

Read More

Таtsyana Kapitonava

On Thursday. freelance photographer Tatsyana Kapitonava was detained at Startup Family coworking in Minsk, the Belarusian Association of Journalists (BAJ) reports.

She was filming the Emerge conference, when policemen appeared at the venue. According to eyewitnesses, the goal of their visit was detaining the journalist.

The woman was taken to Savetski district police department; an administrative case was initiated against her. The police officers refuse to reveal what Tatsyana is accused of.

Then she was transferred to the notorious detention centre on Akrestsin Street. As courts are closed at weekends, she is likely to be tried on May, 14.

Mahiliou: Two detained journos go on hunger strike

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, Minsk police detain photo reporter Tatsyana Kapitonava who worked at conference