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News – belsat.eu, Bodies found on Belarusian border with Poland, on September 20, 2021 5:59 AM at 5:59 AM

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The body of a 39-year-old woman, an Iraqi citizen, was found in the area of the Belarusian-Polish border near Augustouski Canal, reports the Investigative Committee of Belarus in its Telegram channel. Meanwhile, the Polish Border Guard Service reported about the bodies of three people found in the border area.

The Investigative Committee reports that the woman was found without shoes. After the initial examination of the body, the investigation does not rule out the possibility of death from hypothermia. According to the State Border Committee, there were three children near the dead woman, a man, and an elderly woman. They are all Iraqi citizens.

Investigators and forensic experts are working at the scene. The State Border Committee also notified and invited representatives of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Belarus and the International Organization for Migration to the accident site.

The Polish Border Guard Service reported that the bodies of three people had been found in the border area. The case will be further investigated by the prosecutor’s office.

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, The bodies were found on the section of the Belarusian-Polish border

Deutsche Welle, Poland: 4 people found dead on border with Belarus, on September 19, 2021 8:07 PM at 8:07 PM

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Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations.", Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations."

Deutsche Welle, Poland: 4 people found dead on border with Belarus, on September 19, 2021 8:07 PM at 8:07 PM

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Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations.", Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations."

Deutsche Welle, Poland: 4 people found dead on border with Belarus, on September 19, 2021 8:07 PM at 8:07 PM

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Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations.", Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations."

Deutsche Welle, Poland: 4 people found dead on border with Belarus, on September 19, 2021 8:07 PM at 8:07 PM

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Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations.", Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations."

Deutsche Welle, Poland: 4 people found dead on border with Belarus, on September 19, 2021 8:07 PM at 8:07 PM

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Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations.", Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations."

Deutsche Welle, Poland: 4 people found dead on border with Belarus, on September 19, 2021 8:07 PM at 8:07 PM

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Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations.", Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations."

Deutsche Welle, Poland: 4 people found dead on border with Belarus, on September 19, 2021 8:07 PM at 8:07 PM

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Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations.", Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations."

Deutsche Welle, Poland: 4 people found dead on border with Belarus, on September 19, 2021 8:07 PM at 8:07 PM

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Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations.", Four were found dead on the Poland-Belarus border, three Iraqi men in Poland and one Iraqi woman in Belarus. The Polish prime minister spoke of "dramatic events and Belarusian provocations."

News – belsat.eu, Belarusians in Vilnius demand IKEA stop cooperation with Lukashenka’s regime, on September 19, 2021 12:12 PM at 12:12 PM

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A picket in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. Photo: HR Belsat

A picket against the IKEA cooperation with the dictator was held in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. It’s a joint action, which is now held in other countries.

We call on IKEA to stop buying wood in Belarus, protesters demanded. A representative of the company came out to the Belarusians at the action in Vilnius.

“We respect all people. If you have a desire to speak out, we will not ban or fight. As a large and global organization, we are responsible for ensuring that everyone has rights — our customers, our workers, our suppliers, our manufacturers. Our position is as follows: we are for peace and good service,” the IKEA representative stated.

A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Photo: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat

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, It is a joint action conducted in other cities as well

News – belsat.eu, Belarusians in Vilnius demand IKEA stop cooperation with Lukashenka’s regime, on September 19, 2021 12:12 PM at 12:12 PM

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A picket in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. Photo: HR Belsat

A picket against the IKEA cooperation with the dictator was held in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. It’s a joint action, which is now held in other countries.

We call on IKEA to stop buying wood in Belarus, protesters demanded. A representative of the company came out to the Belarusians at the action in Vilnius.

“We respect all people. If you have a desire to speak out, we will not ban or fight. As a large and global organization, we are responsible for ensuring that everyone has rights — our customers, our workers, our suppliers, our manufacturers. Our position is as follows: we are for peace and good service,” the IKEA representative stated.

A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Photo: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat

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, It is a joint action conducted in other cities as well

News – belsat.eu, Belarusians in Vilnius demand IKEA stop cooperation with Lukashenka’s regime, on September 19, 2021 12:12 PM at 12:12 PM

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A picket in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. Photo: HR Belsat

A picket against the IKEA cooperation with the dictator was held in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. It’s a joint action, which is now held in other countries.

We call on IKEA to stop buying wood in Belarus, protesters demanded. A representative of the company came out to the Belarusians at the action in Vilnius.

“We respect all people. If you have a desire to speak out, we will not ban or fight. As a large and global organization, we are responsible for ensuring that everyone has rights — our customers, our workers, our suppliers, our manufacturers. Our position is as follows: we are for peace and good service,” the IKEA representative stated.

A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Photo: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat

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, It is a joint action conducted in other cities as well

News – belsat.eu, Belarusians in Vilnius demand IKEA stop cooperation with Lukashenka’s regime, on September 19, 2021 12:12 PM at 12:12 PM

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A picket in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. Photo: HR Belsat

A picket against the IKEA cooperation with the dictator was held in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. It’s a joint action, which is now held in other countries.

We call on IKEA to stop buying wood in Belarus, protesters demanded. A representative of the company came out to the Belarusians at the action in Vilnius.

“We respect all people. If you have a desire to speak out, we will not ban or fight. As a large and global organization, we are responsible for ensuring that everyone has rights — our customers, our workers, our suppliers, our manufacturers. Our position is as follows: we are for peace and good service,” the IKEA representative stated.

A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Photo: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat

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, It is a joint action conducted in other cities as well

News – belsat.eu, Belarusians in Vilnius demand IKEA stop cooperation with Lukashenka’s regime, on September 19, 2021 12:12 PM at 12:12 PM

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A picket in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. Photo: HR Belsat

A picket against the IKEA cooperation with the dictator was held in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. It’s a joint action, which is now held in other countries.

We call on IKEA to stop buying wood in Belarus, protesters demanded. A representative of the company came out to the Belarusians at the action in Vilnius.

“We respect all people. If you have a desire to speak out, we will not ban or fight. As a large and global organization, we are responsible for ensuring that everyone has rights — our customers, our workers, our suppliers, our manufacturers. Our position is as follows: we are for peace and good service,” the IKEA representative stated.

A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Photo: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat

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, It is a joint action conducted in other cities as well

News – belsat.eu, Belarusians in Vilnius demand IKEA stop cooperation with Lukashenka’s regime, on September 19, 2021 12:12 PM at 12:12 PM

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A picket in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. Photo: HR Belsat

A picket against the IKEA cooperation with the dictator was held in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. It’s a joint action, which is now held in other countries.

We call on IKEA to stop buying wood in Belarus, protesters demanded. A representative of the company came out to the Belarusians at the action in Vilnius.

“We respect all people. If you have a desire to speak out, we will not ban or fight. As a large and global organization, we are responsible for ensuring that everyone has rights — our customers, our workers, our suppliers, our manufacturers. Our position is as follows: we are for peace and good service,” the IKEA representative stated.

A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Photo: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat

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, It is a joint action conducted in other cities as well

News – belsat.eu, Belarusians in Vilnius demand IKEA stop cooperation with Lukashenka’s regime, on September 19, 2021 12:12 PM at 12:12 PM

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A picket in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. Photo: HR Belsat

A picket against the IKEA cooperation with the dictator was held in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. It’s a joint action, which is now held in other countries.

We call on IKEA to stop buying wood in Belarus, protesters demanded. A representative of the company came out to the Belarusians at the action in Vilnius.

“We respect all people. If you have a desire to speak out, we will not ban or fight. As a large and global organization, we are responsible for ensuring that everyone has rights — our customers, our workers, our suppliers, our manufacturers. Our position is as follows: we are for peace and good service,” the IKEA representative stated.

A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Photo: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat

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, It is a joint action conducted in other cities as well

News – belsat.eu, Belarusians in Vilnius demand IKEA stop cooperation with Lukashenka’s regime, on September 19, 2021 12:12 PM at 12:12 PM

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A picket in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. Photo: HR Belsat

A picket against the IKEA cooperation with the dictator was held in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. It’s a joint action, which is now held in other countries.

We call on IKEA to stop buying wood in Belarus, protesters demanded. A representative of the company came out to the Belarusians at the action in Vilnius.

“We respect all people. If you have a desire to speak out, we will not ban or fight. As a large and global organization, we are responsible for ensuring that everyone has rights — our customers, our workers, our suppliers, our manufacturers. Our position is as follows: we are for peace and good service,” the IKEA representative stated.

A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Photo: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat

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, It is a joint action conducted in other cities as well

News – belsat.eu, Belarusians in Vilnius demand IKEA stop cooperation with Lukashenka’s regime, on September 19, 2021 12:12 PM at 12:12 PM

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A picket in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. Photo: HR Belsat

A picket against the IKEA cooperation with the dictator was held in Vilnius, near the IKEA store. It’s a joint action, which is now held in other countries.

We call on IKEA to stop buying wood in Belarus, protesters demanded. A representative of the company came out to the Belarusians at the action in Vilnius.

“We respect all people. If you have a desire to speak out, we will not ban or fight. As a large and global organization, we are responsible for ensuring that everyone has rights — our customers, our workers, our suppliers, our manufacturers. Our position is as follows: we are for peace and good service,” the IKEA representative stated.

A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Photo: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat
A picket outside an IKEA store in Vilnius. Picture: HR/Belsat

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, It is a joint action conducted in other cities as well

News – belsat.eu, National Unity Day celebrated in Belarus for first time on September 17, on September 18, 2021 5:10 AM at 5:10 AM

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National Unity Day, which has become a national holiday this year, is timed to the anniversary of the Red Army’s campaign in Poland, launched on September 17, 1939. That’s when Soviet troops crossed the Polish border and entered World War II. As a result of the campaign, Western Belarus was annexed to the Belarusian SSR.

Soviet troops crossed the border into Poland on September 17, 1939. Photo: Wikipedia

But there are still many controversial points about this date. At the time, the Soviet Union broke the Polish-Soviet non-aggression pact, and Soviet aggression against Poland was one of the agreements that were spelled out in the secret protocol of the German-Soviet Ribbentrop-Molotov pact.

Proposals to make September 17 the Day of National Unity were voiced at the VI All-Belarusian People’s Assembly in February this year. Then Alyaksandr Lukashenka supported the initiative, and in early June, he signed a corresponding decree on the establishment of a new state holiday.

During the “Big Talk” on August 9, member of the House of Representatives Aleg Haidukevich suggested declaring September 17 a day off, but Lukashenka disagreed on the grounds that “we have the biggest number of days off,” and decided to keep it a working day.

In the center, at the microphone, Aleg Haidukevich during the “Big Talk” on August 9. Photo: belta.by

On the eve of National Unity Day, Lukashenka signed a decree to pardon 13 people. However, some of those pardoned were not given a full amnesty but were sent to open prisons instead.

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, There is still much controversy about this date

News – belsat.eu, National Unity Day celebrated in Belarus for first time on September 17, on September 18, 2021 5:10 AM at 5:10 AM

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National Unity Day, which has become a national holiday this year, is timed to the anniversary of the Red Army’s campaign in Poland, launched on September 17, 1939. That’s when Soviet troops crossed the Polish border and entered World War II. As a result of the campaign, Western Belarus was annexed to the Belarusian SSR.

Soviet troops crossed the border into Poland on September 17, 1939. Photo: Wikipedia

But there are still many controversial points about this date. At the time, the Soviet Union broke the Polish-Soviet non-aggression pact, and Soviet aggression against Poland was one of the agreements that were spelled out in the secret protocol of the German-Soviet Ribbentrop-Molotov pact.

Proposals to make September 17 the Day of National Unity were voiced at the VI All-Belarusian People’s Assembly in February this year. Then Alyaksandr Lukashenka supported the initiative, and in early June, he signed a corresponding decree on the establishment of a new state holiday.

During the “Big Talk” on August 9, member of the House of Representatives Aleg Haidukevich suggested declaring September 17 a day off, but Lukashenka disagreed on the grounds that “we have the biggest number of days off,” and decided to keep it a working day.

In the center, at the microphone, Aleg Haidukevich during the “Big Talk” on August 9. Photo: belta.by

On the eve of National Unity Day, Lukashenka signed a decree to pardon 13 people. However, some of those pardoned were not given a full amnesty but were sent to open prisons instead.

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, There is still much controversy about this date

News – belsat.eu, National Unity Day celebrated in Belarus for first time on September 17, on September 18, 2021 5:10 AM at 5:10 AM

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National Unity Day, which has become a national holiday this year, is timed to the anniversary of the Red Army’s campaign in Poland, launched on September 17, 1939. That’s when Soviet troops crossed the Polish border and entered World War II. As a result of the campaign, Western Belarus was annexed to the Belarusian SSR.

Soviet troops crossed the border into Poland on September 17, 1939. Photo: Wikipedia

But there are still many controversial points about this date. At the time, the Soviet Union broke the Polish-Soviet non-aggression pact, and Soviet aggression against Poland was one of the agreements that were spelled out in the secret protocol of the German-Soviet Ribbentrop-Molotov pact.

Proposals to make September 17 the Day of National Unity were voiced at the VI All-Belarusian People’s Assembly in February this year. Then Alyaksandr Lukashenka supported the initiative, and in early June, he signed a corresponding decree on the establishment of a new state holiday.

During the “Big Talk” on August 9, member of the House of Representatives Aleg Haidukevich suggested declaring September 17 a day off, but Lukashenka disagreed on the grounds that “we have the biggest number of days off,” and decided to keep it a working day.

In the center, at the microphone, Aleg Haidukevich during the “Big Talk” on August 9. Photo: belta.by

On the eve of National Unity Day, Lukashenka signed a decree to pardon 13 people. However, some of those pardoned were not given a full amnesty but were sent to open prisons instead.

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, There is still much controversy about this date

News – belsat.eu, Authorities liquidate Belarusian School Association turning 100 this year, on September 18, 2021 3:51 AM at 3:51 AM

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The National Unity Day saw the authorities liquidate the Belarusian School Association (TAB), reports deputy chairman Tamara Matskevich.

Belarusian Association of Belarusian Schools had existed in Belarus for 100 years, with some breaks during the Soviet times.

The Belarusian School Association is a voluntary public cultural and educational organization that unites citizens in order to create a modern system of national enlightenment and education, as well as to promote education in the Belarusian language.

It was founded in February 22, 1921, when during the meeting of the Central Belarusian School Board in Vilnius it was decided to found a special Society, which could receive its authority and property.

Circle of the Belarusian School Association in the village of Syankovichy, Kosava district. 1928. Photo: wikiwand.com.

After a while, the charter of the organization was approved. The main activity of the organization was defined as the “development of Belarusian schools and Belarusian education in general”. According to its statute, the Society had a right to open and run folk schools, hold courses, and render teaching-methodological and monetary assistance.

For the first time, the Belarusian School Association was prohibited by the Polish authorities on December 2, 1936. It reopened in March 22, 1996 as a Republican Public Association “Belarusian School Partnership”, which was registered by the Ministry of Justice.

In 2020-21 alone, members of the Belarusian School Society wrote 7 aids for teachers.

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, This was reported by the deputy chairman of the Belarusian School Association Tamara Matskevich

News – belsat.eu, Authorities liquidate Belarusian School Association turning 100 this year, on September 18, 2021 3:51 AM at 3:51 AM

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The National Unity Day saw the authorities liquidate the Belarusian School Association (TAB), reports deputy chairman Tamara Matskevich.

Belarusian Association of Belarusian Schools had existed in Belarus for 100 years, with some breaks during the Soviet times.

The Belarusian School Association is a voluntary public cultural and educational organization that unites citizens in order to create a modern system of national enlightenment and education, as well as to promote education in the Belarusian language.

It was founded in February 22, 1921, when during the meeting of the Central Belarusian School Board in Vilnius it was decided to found a special Society, which could receive its authority and property.

Circle of the Belarusian School Association in the village of Syankovichy, Kosava district. 1928. Photo: wikiwand.com.

After a while, the charter of the organization was approved. The main activity of the organization was defined as the “development of Belarusian schools and Belarusian education in general”. According to its statute, the Society had a right to open and run folk schools, hold courses, and render teaching-methodological and monetary assistance.

For the first time, the Belarusian School Association was prohibited by the Polish authorities on December 2, 1936. It reopened in March 22, 1996 as a Republican Public Association “Belarusian School Partnership”, which was registered by the Ministry of Justice.

In 2020-21 alone, members of the Belarusian School Society wrote 7 aids for teachers.

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, This was reported by the deputy chairman of the Belarusian School Association Tamara Matskevich

News – belsat.eu, Authorities liquidate Belarusian School Association turning 100 this year, on September 18, 2021 3:51 AM at 3:51 AM

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The National Unity Day saw the authorities liquidate the Belarusian School Association (TAB), reports deputy chairman Tamara Matskevich.

Belarusian Association of Belarusian Schools had existed in Belarus for 100 years, with some breaks during the Soviet times.

The Belarusian School Association is a voluntary public cultural and educational organization that unites citizens in order to create a modern system of national enlightenment and education, as well as to promote education in the Belarusian language.

It was founded in February 22, 1921, when during the meeting of the Central Belarusian School Board in Vilnius it was decided to found a special Society, which could receive its authority and property.

Circle of the Belarusian School Association in the village of Syankovichy, Kosava district. 1928. Photo: wikiwand.com.

After a while, the charter of the organization was approved. The main activity of the organization was defined as the “development of Belarusian schools and Belarusian education in general”. According to its statute, the Society had a right to open and run folk schools, hold courses, and render teaching-methodological and monetary assistance.

For the first time, the Belarusian School Association was prohibited by the Polish authorities on December 2, 1936. It reopened in March 22, 1996 as a Republican Public Association “Belarusian School Partnership”, which was registered by the Ministry of Justice.

In 2020-21 alone, members of the Belarusian School Society wrote 7 aids for teachers.

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, This was reported by the deputy chairman of the Belarusian School Association Tamara Matskevich

News – belsat.eu, Authorities liquidate Belarusian School Association turning 100 this year, on September 18, 2021 3:51 AM at 3:51 AM

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The National Unity Day saw the authorities liquidate the Belarusian School Association (TAB), reports deputy chairman Tamara Matskevich.

Belarusian Association of Belarusian Schools had existed in Belarus for 100 years, with some breaks during the Soviet times.

The Belarusian School Association is a voluntary public cultural and educational organization that unites citizens in order to create a modern system of national enlightenment and education, as well as to promote education in the Belarusian language.

It was founded in February 22, 1921, when during the meeting of the Central Belarusian School Board in Vilnius it was decided to found a special Society, which could receive its authority and property.

Circle of the Belarusian School Association in the village of Syankovichy, Kosava district. 1928. Photo: wikiwand.com.

After a while, the charter of the organization was approved. The main activity of the organization was defined as the “development of Belarusian schools and Belarusian education in general”. According to its statute, the Society had a right to open and run folk schools, hold courses, and render teaching-methodological and monetary assistance.

For the first time, the Belarusian School Association was prohibited by the Polish authorities on December 2, 1936. It reopened in March 22, 1996 as a Republican Public Association “Belarusian School Partnership”, which was registered by the Ministry of Justice.

In 2020-21 alone, members of the Belarusian School Society wrote 7 aids for teachers.

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, This was reported by the deputy chairman of the Belarusian School Association Tamara Matskevich

News – belsat.eu, Authorities liquidate Belarusian School Association turning 100 this year, on September 18, 2021 3:51 AM at 3:51 AM

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The National Unity Day saw the authorities liquidate the Belarusian School Association (TAB), reports deputy chairman Tamara Matskevich.

Belarusian Association of Belarusian Schools had existed in Belarus for 100 years, with some breaks during the Soviet times.

The Belarusian School Association is a voluntary public cultural and educational organization that unites citizens in order to create a modern system of national enlightenment and education, as well as to promote education in the Belarusian language.

It was founded in February 22, 1921, when during the meeting of the Central Belarusian School Board in Vilnius it was decided to found a special Society, which could receive its authority and property.

Circle of the Belarusian School Association in the village of Syankovichy, Kosava district. 1928. Photo: wikiwand.com.

After a while, the charter of the organization was approved. The main activity of the organization was defined as the “development of Belarusian schools and Belarusian education in general”. According to its statute, the Society had a right to open and run folk schools, hold courses, and render teaching-methodological and monetary assistance.

For the first time, the Belarusian School Association was prohibited by the Polish authorities on December 2, 1936. It reopened in March 22, 1996 as a Republican Public Association “Belarusian School Partnership”, which was registered by the Ministry of Justice.

In 2020-21 alone, members of the Belarusian School Society wrote 7 aids for teachers.

belsat.eu

, This was reported by the deputy chairman of the Belarusian School Association Tamara Matskevich

News – belsat.eu, Authorities liquidate Belarusian School Association turning 100 this year, on September 18, 2021 3:51 AM at 3:51 AM

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The National Unity Day saw the authorities liquidate the Belarusian School Association (TAB), reports deputy chairman Tamara Matskevich.

Belarusian Association of Belarusian Schools had existed in Belarus for 100 years, with some breaks during the Soviet times.

The Belarusian School Association is a voluntary public cultural and educational organization that unites citizens in order to create a modern system of national enlightenment and education, as well as to promote education in the Belarusian language.

It was founded in February 22, 1921, when during the meeting of the Central Belarusian School Board in Vilnius it was decided to found a special Society, which could receive its authority and property.

Circle of the Belarusian School Association in the village of Syankovichy, Kosava district. 1928. Photo: wikiwand.com.

After a while, the charter of the organization was approved. The main activity of the organization was defined as the “development of Belarusian schools and Belarusian education in general”. According to its statute, the Society had a right to open and run folk schools, hold courses, and render teaching-methodological and monetary assistance.

For the first time, the Belarusian School Association was prohibited by the Polish authorities on December 2, 1936. It reopened in March 22, 1996 as a Republican Public Association “Belarusian School Partnership”, which was registered by the Ministry of Justice.

In 2020-21 alone, members of the Belarusian School Society wrote 7 aids for teachers.

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, This was reported by the deputy chairman of the Belarusian School Association Tamara Matskevich

Deutsche Welle, Belarus men holed up in Swedish embassy one year on, on September 18, 2021 3:20 AM at 3:20 AM

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Last year, Vladislav and Vitalij Kusnetshik sought political asylum at the Swedish embassy in Minsk. They have refused to leave the compound since, warning the Lukashenko regime may torture them., Last year, Vladislav and Vitalij Kusnetshik sought political asylum at the Swedish embassy in Minsk. They have refused to leave the compound since, warning the Lukashenko regime may torture them.

Deutsche Welle, Belarus men holed up in Swedish embassy one year on, on September 18, 2021 3:20 AM at 3:20 AM

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Last year, Vladislav and Vitalij Kusnetshik sought political asylum at the Swedish embassy in Minsk. They have refused to leave the compound since, warning the Lukashenko regime may torture them., Last year, Vladislav and Vitalij Kusnetshik sought political asylum at the Swedish embassy in Minsk. They have refused to leave the compound since, warning the Lukashenko regime may torture them.

Deutsche Welle, Belarus men holed up in Swedish embassy one year on, on September 18, 2021 3:20 AM at 3:20 AM

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Last year, Vladislav and Vitalij Kusnetshik sought political asylum at the Swedish embassy in Minsk. They have refused to leave the compound since, warning the Lukashenko regime may torture them., Last year, Vladislav and Vitalij Kusnetshik sought political asylum at the Swedish embassy in Minsk. They have refused to leave the compound since, warning the Lukashenko regime may torture them.

Deutsche Welle, Belarus men holed up in Swedish embassy one year on, on September 18, 2021 3:20 AM at 3:20 AM

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Last year, Vladislav and Vitalij Kusnetshik sought political asylum at the Swedish embassy in Minsk. They have refused to leave the compound since, warning the Lukashenko regime may torture them., Last year, Vladislav and Vitalij Kusnetshik sought political asylum at the Swedish embassy in Minsk. They have refused to leave the compound since, warning the Lukashenko regime may torture them.

, Exiled Belarus opposition chief Tikhanovskaya urges France to play ‘role of mediator’, on September 17, 2021 3:04 PM at 3:04 PM

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Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a crackdown on the opposition, Lukashenko remains in power, despite Western sanctions. Tikhanovskaya, who says she won last year’s election, discussed the next steps for the beleaguered opposition and urged France to “take on the role of mediator” in an international dialogue on Belarus’s political crisis., Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a crackdown on the opposition, Lukashenko remains in power, despite Western sanctions. Tikhanovskaya, who says she won last year’s election, discussed the next steps for the beleaguered opposition and urged France to “take on the role of mediator” in an international dialogue on Belarus’s political crisis.

, Exiled Belarus opposition chief Tikhanovskaya urges France to play ‘role of mediator’, on September 17, 2021 3:04 PM at 3:04 PM

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Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a crackdown on the opposition, Lukashenko remains in power, despite Western sanctions. Tikhanovskaya, who says she won last year’s election, discussed the next steps for the beleaguered opposition and urged France to “take on the role of mediator” in an international dialogue on Belarus’s political crisis., Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a crackdown on the opposition, Lukashenko remains in power, despite Western sanctions. Tikhanovskaya, who says she won last year’s election, discussed the next steps for the beleaguered opposition and urged France to “take on the role of mediator” in an international dialogue on Belarus’s political crisis.

, Exiled Belarus opposition chief Tikhanovskaya urges France to play ‘role of mediator’, on September 17, 2021 3:04 PM at 3:04 PM

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Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a crackdown on the opposition, Lukashenko remains in power, despite Western sanctions. Tikhanovskaya, who says she won last year’s election, discussed the next steps for the beleaguered opposition and urged France to “take on the role of mediator” in an international dialogue on Belarus’s political crisis., Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a crackdown on the opposition, Lukashenko remains in power, despite Western sanctions. Tikhanovskaya, who says she won last year’s election, discussed the next steps for the beleaguered opposition and urged France to “take on the role of mediator” in an international dialogue on Belarus’s political crisis.

, Exiled Belarus opposition chief Tikhanovskaya urges France to play ‘role of mediator’, on September 17, 2021 3:04 PM at 3:04 PM

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Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a crackdown on the opposition, Lukashenko remains in power, despite Western sanctions. Tikhanovskaya, who says she won last year’s election, discussed the next steps for the beleaguered opposition and urged France to “take on the role of mediator” in an international dialogue on Belarus’s political crisis., Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a crackdown on the opposition, Lukashenko remains in power, despite Western sanctions. Tikhanovskaya, who says she won last year’s election, discussed the next steps for the beleaguered opposition and urged France to “take on the role of mediator” in an international dialogue on Belarus’s political crisis.

, Exiled Belarus opposition chief Tikhanovskaya urges France to play ‘role of mediator’, on September 17, 2021 3:04 PM at 3:04 PM

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Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a crackdown on the opposition, Lukashenko remains in power, despite Western sanctions. Tikhanovskaya, who says she won last year’s election, discussed the next steps for the beleaguered opposition and urged France to “take on the role of mediator” in an international dialogue on Belarus’s political crisis., Exiled Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya granted an interview to FRANCE 24 and RFI during a visit to Paris. More than a year after the disputed presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko win a controversial sixth term and led to a crackdown on the opposition, Lukashenko remains in power, despite Western sanctions. Tikhanovskaya, who says she won last year’s election, discussed the next steps for the beleaguered opposition and urged France to “take on the role of mediator” in an international dialogue on Belarus’s political crisis.

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian Uladzislau Chakalau transferred from Russia without extradition procedure, on September 17, 2021 6:32 AM at 6:32 AM

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Exemplary image. Photo: IA / Belsat

Relatives of Uladzislau Chakalau have told Belsat that on September 16, he was taken to the border crossing point Novye Yurkovichi to be handed over to the Belarusian border guards.

Uladzislau claims that the extradition procedure in respect of him was not executed.

Uladzislau Chakalau is a citizen of Belarus as well as of Israel. He is a businessman. He is criminally prosecuted in Belarus for financing protests and tax evasion.

We contacted an acquaintance of Uladzislau, who told us that he wanted to cross from Russia to Ukraine on foot. He was detained at the border. This happened about three weeks ago. According to Uladzislau’s friend, the detention was harsh — the Belarusian was beaten and his teeth were knocked out, then he was taken to the camp for illegal migrants.

A Russian court decided to remove Chakalau to Belarus because his Israeli passport had allegedly expired.

“Taking into account that an Israeli passport in the name of Chakalau V.I. has expired, and no evidence to extend the validity of the passport was provided, the judge considers that Chakalau V.I. should be deported from the Russian Federation to the Republic of Belarus,” reads the court decision.

On September 21st, a complaint about the extradition of Chakalau to Belarus for criminal prosecution was scheduled. The judge did not consider it a valid reason for keeping the Belarusian in Russia.

Uladzislau’s acquaintance also told Belsat that the Israeli consul in Russia had issued a permit for Uladzislau’s return to his homeland. This was also considered by the court.

Our source said that Uladzislau called him and said they were taking him to the border. At about 2:30 p.m., he became unavailable.

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, A criminal case has been filed against Uladzislau in Belarus

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian Uladzislau Chakalau transferred from Russia without extradition procedure, on September 17, 2021 6:32 AM at 6:32 AM

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Exemplary image. Photo: IA / Belsat

Relatives of Uladzislau Chakalau have told Belsat that on September 16, he was taken to the border crossing point Novye Yurkovichi to be handed over to the Belarusian border guards.

Uladzislau claims that the extradition procedure in respect of him was not executed.

Uladzislau Chakalau is a citizen of Belarus as well as of Israel. He is a businessman. He is criminally prosecuted in Belarus for financing protests and tax evasion.

We contacted an acquaintance of Uladzislau, who told us that he wanted to cross from Russia to Ukraine on foot. He was detained at the border. This happened about three weeks ago. According to Uladzislau’s friend, the detention was harsh — the Belarusian was beaten and his teeth were knocked out, then he was taken to the camp for illegal migrants.

A Russian court decided to remove Chakalau to Belarus because his Israeli passport had allegedly expired.

“Taking into account that an Israeli passport in the name of Chakalau V.I. has expired, and no evidence to extend the validity of the passport was provided, the judge considers that Chakalau V.I. should be deported from the Russian Federation to the Republic of Belarus,” reads the court decision.

On September 21st, a complaint about the extradition of Chakalau to Belarus for criminal prosecution was scheduled. The judge did not consider it a valid reason for keeping the Belarusian in Russia.

Uladzislau’s acquaintance also told Belsat that the Israeli consul in Russia had issued a permit for Uladzislau’s return to his homeland. This was also considered by the court.

Our source said that Uladzislau called him and said they were taking him to the border. At about 2:30 p.m., he became unavailable.

belsat.eu

, A criminal case has been filed against Uladzislau in Belarus

News – belsat.eu, Belarusian Uladzislau Chakalau transferred from Russia without extradition procedure, on September 17, 2021 6:32 AM at 6:32 AM

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Exemplary image. Photo: IA / Belsat

Relatives of Uladzislau Chakalau have told Belsat that on September 16, he was taken to the border crossing point Novye Yurkovichi to be handed over to the Belarusian border guards.

Uladzislau claims that the extradition procedure in respect of him was not executed.

Uladzislau Chakalau is a citizen of Belarus as well as of Israel. He is a businessman. He is criminally prosecuted in Belarus for financing protests and tax evasion.

We contacted an acquaintance of Uladzislau, who told us that he wanted to cross from Russia to Ukraine on foot. He was detained at the border. This happened about three weeks ago. According to Uladzislau’s friend, the detention was harsh — the Belarusian was beaten and his teeth were knocked out, then he was taken to the camp for illegal migrants.

A Russian court decided to remove Chakalau to Belarus because his Israeli passport had allegedly expired.

“Taking into account that an Israeli passport in the name of Chakalau V.I. has expired, and no evidence to extend the validity of the passport was provided, the judge considers that Chakalau V.I. should be deported from the Russian Federation to the Republic of Belarus,” reads the court decision.

On September 21st, a complaint about the extradition of Chakalau to Belarus for criminal prosecution was scheduled. The judge did not consider it a valid reason for keeping the Belarusian in Russia.

Uladzislau’s acquaintance also told Belsat that the Israeli consul in Russia had issued a permit for Uladzislau’s return to his homeland. This was also considered by the court.

Our source said that Uladzislau called him and said they were taking him to the border. At about 2:30 p.m., he became unavailable.

belsat.eu

, A criminal case has been filed against Uladzislau in Belarus

News – belsat.eu, Belarus cancels visa-free regime for U.S. and Albania citizens, on September 17, 2021 6:12 AM at 6:12 AM

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Alyaksandr Lukashenka has amended the list of countries whose citizens can enter Belarus for up to 30 days without a visa. It was done by a decree. Previously, there were 74 countries on the list, but now there are 76, zerkalo.io reports.

The Belarusian visa-free regime also applies to the citizens of Iran, Jordan, South Africa, Pakistan, and Egypt (but only if they have a valid visa to the EU or Schengen countries and the return plane tickets from Belarus).

The list of states no longer has the United States and Albania. Also, China is no longer on the list. However, this is a technical solution — there is a bilateral agreement on a mutual visa-free regime for holders of ordinary passports between Belarus and China.

The decree comes into force on 17 October.

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, At the same time, visa-free travel has been extended to citizens of Iran, Jordan, South Africa, Pakistan, and Egypt

News – belsat.eu, Belarus cancels visa-free regime for U.S. and Albania citizens, on September 17, 2021 6:12 AM at 6:12 AM

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Alyaksandr Lukashenka has amended the list of countries whose citizens can enter Belarus for up to 30 days without a visa. It was done by a decree. Previously, there were 74 countries on the list, but now there are 76, zerkalo.io reports.

The Belarusian visa-free regime also applies to the citizens of Iran, Jordan, South Africa, Pakistan, and Egypt (but only if they have a valid visa to the EU or Schengen countries and the return plane tickets from Belarus).

The list of states no longer has the United States and Albania. Also, China is no longer on the list. However, this is a technical solution — there is a bilateral agreement on a mutual visa-free regime for holders of ordinary passports between Belarus and China.

The decree comes into force on 17 October.

belsat.eu

, At the same time, visa-free travel has been extended to citizens of Iran, Jordan, South Africa, Pakistan, and Egypt

News – belsat.eu, Belarus cancels visa-free regime for U.S. and Albania citizens, on September 17, 2021 6:12 AM at 6:12 AM

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Alyaksandr Lukashenka has amended the list of countries whose citizens can enter Belarus for up to 30 days without a visa. It was done by a decree. Previously, there were 74 countries on the list, but now there are 76, zerkalo.io reports.

The Belarusian visa-free regime also applies to the citizens of Iran, Jordan, South Africa, Pakistan, and Egypt (but only if they have a valid visa to the EU or Schengen countries and the return plane tickets from Belarus).

The list of states no longer has the United States and Albania. Also, China is no longer on the list. However, this is a technical solution — there is a bilateral agreement on a mutual visa-free regime for holders of ordinary passports between Belarus and China.

The decree comes into force on 17 October.

belsat.eu

, At the same time, visa-free travel has been extended to citizens of Iran, Jordan, South Africa, Pakistan, and Egypt

News – belsat.eu, Jailed leader of Poles’ Union Andżelika Borys refuses to ask Lukashenka for mercy, on September 17, 2021 4:19 AM at 4:19 AM

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Аndżelika Borys. Photo: Agencja Wschod / Forum

Andżelika Borys, Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus, has been behind bars since late March. She is accused of ‘inciting hostility’ and ‘rehabilitating Nazism’.

As reported earlier, Andżelika Borys’ health significantly deteriorated behind bars; the woman is experiencing dental problems as well as a recurrence of chronic diseases.

According to information obtained by Belsat TV Director Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy, pro-Lukashenka activist Yury Vaskrasenski sent three letters to Borys. He informs the political prisoner that her name was added to the list of the so called candidates for being pardoned by Lukashenka.

In the summer of 2020, Yury Vaskrasenski was a member of the initiative group for collecting signatures for the wannabe presidential candidate Viktar Babaryka. Amid post-election protests, he was arrested; however, in October, Vaskrasenski was released from custody the next day after Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s visit to the KGB pre-trial detention centre. Soon after the release, Vaskrasenski started writing letters to political prisoners, urging them to ask Lukashenka for clemency.

As the letter begins with the words ‘With your consent…’, Anelika asked to report that she never vested Vaskrasenski with any authority,” Romaszewska-Guzy stressed.

Belarusian authorities use pardons to save face, human rights defender claims

A week earlier, there were reports about Vaskrasenski’s attempts to talk Andrzej Poczobut, another imprisoned activist of the Union of Poles, into filing a petition for pardon. He said that he would be seeking Poczobut’s release even if the prisoner failed to address Lukashenka. In turn, Poczobut replied that he did not authorize anyone to act in this way, including Vaskrasenski.

In August, Vaskrasenski handed over a corresponding list including about 100 names to Lukashenka’s administration. On September 13, it became known that Lukashenka granted a pardon to 13 prisoners.

Andżelika Borys and Andrzej Poczobut are two of five arrested representatives of the Polish minority; the Belarusian security services apprehended them as part of the so-called Polish case. On June 2, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that three Polish minority activists from Belarus – Irena Biernacka, Maria Tiszkowska and Anna Paniszewa – arrived in Poland on May 25 ‘as a result of efforts by Polish diplomatic and consular services’. According to our information, the Belarusian authorities made the three women’s return to the country impossible by imposing travel restrictions on them before taking the arrestees to the Belarusian-Polish border.

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

In the spring of 2021, the Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Andżelika Borys, Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus, 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’.

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 media worker Andrzej Poczobut (he was later arrested 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. Poczobut, Biernacka, Tiszkowska, Borys were taken into custody.

On March 12, Anna Paniszewa, the director of Polish School, was arrested on her way to Belarus from Poland. Shortly before the detention, Paniszewa posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

Brest authorities close ‘Polish School’ over ‘devaluation of historical memory’

belsat.eu

, Andżelika Borys, Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus, has been behind bars since late March. She is accused of ‘inciting hostility’ and ‘rehabilitating Nazism’.

News – belsat.eu, Jailed leader of Poles’ Union Andżelika Borys refuses to ask Lukashenka for mercy, on September 17, 2021 4:19 AM at 4:19 AM

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Аndżelika Borys. Photo: Agencja Wschod / Forum

Andżelika Borys, Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus, has been behind bars since late March. She is accused of ‘inciting hostility’ and ‘rehabilitating Nazism’.

As reported earlier, Andżelika Borys’ health significantly deteriorated behind bars; the woman is experiencing dental problems as well as a recurrence of chronic diseases.

According to information obtained by Belsat TV Director Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy, pro-Lukashenka activist Yury Vaskrasenski sent three letters to Borys. He informs the political prisoner that her name was added to the list of the so called candidates for being pardoned by Lukashenka.

In the summer of 2020, Yury Vaskrasenski was a member of the initiative group for collecting signatures for the wannabe presidential candidate Viktar Babaryka. Amid post-election protests, he was arrested; however, in October, Vaskrasenski was released from custody the next day after Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s visit to the KGB pre-trial detention centre. Soon after the release, Vaskrasenski started writing letters to political prisoners, urging them to ask Lukashenka for clemency.

As the letter begins with the words ‘With your consent…’, Anelika asked to report that she never vested Vaskrasenski with any authority,” Romaszewska-Guzy stressed.

Belarusian authorities use pardons to save face, human rights defender claims

A week earlier, there were reports about Vaskrasenski’s attempts to talk Andrzej Poczobut, another imprisoned activist of the Union of Poles, into filing a petition for pardon. He said that he would be seeking Poczobut’s release even if the prisoner failed to address Lukashenka. In turn, Poczobut replied that he did not authorize anyone to act in this way, including Vaskrasenski.

In August, Vaskrasenski handed over a corresponding list including about 100 names to Lukashenka’s administration. On September 13, it became known that Lukashenka granted a pardon to 13 prisoners.

Andżelika Borys and Andrzej Poczobut are two of five arrested representatives of the Polish minority; the Belarusian security services apprehended them as part of the so-called Polish case. On June 2, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that three Polish minority activists from Belarus – Irena Biernacka, Maria Tiszkowska and Anna Paniszewa – arrived in Poland on May 25 ‘as a result of efforts by Polish diplomatic and consular services’. According to our information, the Belarusian authorities made the three women’s return to the country impossible by imposing travel restrictions on them before taking the arrestees to the Belarusian-Polish border.

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

In the spring of 2021, the Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Andżelika Borys, Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus, 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’.

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 media worker Andrzej Poczobut (he was later arrested 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. Poczobut, Biernacka, Tiszkowska, Borys were taken into custody.

On March 12, Anna Paniszewa, the director of Polish School, was arrested on her way to Belarus from Poland. Shortly before the detention, Paniszewa posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

Brest authorities close ‘Polish School’ over ‘devaluation of historical memory’

belsat.eu

, Andżelika Borys, Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus, has been behind bars since late March. She is accused of ‘inciting hostility’ and ‘rehabilitating Nazism’.

News – belsat.eu, Jailed leader of Poles’ Union Andżelika Borys refuses to ask Lukashenka for mercy, on September 17, 2021 4:19 AM at 4:19 AM

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Аndżelika Borys. Photo: Agencja Wschod / Forum

Andżelika Borys, Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus, has been behind bars since late March. She is accused of ‘inciting hostility’ and ‘rehabilitating Nazism’.

As reported earlier, Andżelika Borys’ health significantly deteriorated behind bars; the woman is experiencing dental problems as well as a recurrence of chronic diseases.

According to information obtained by Belsat TV Director Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy, pro-Lukashenka activist Yury Vaskrasenski sent three letters to Borys. He informs the political prisoner that her name was added to the list of the so called candidates for being pardoned by Lukashenka.

In the summer of 2020, Yury Vaskrasenski was a member of the initiative group for collecting signatures for the wannabe presidential candidate Viktar Babaryka. Amid post-election protests, he was arrested; however, in October, Vaskrasenski was released from custody the next day after Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s visit to the KGB pre-trial detention centre. Soon after the release, Vaskrasenski started writing letters to political prisoners, urging them to ask Lukashenka for clemency.

As the letter begins with the words ‘With your consent…’, Anelika asked to report that she never vested Vaskrasenski with any authority,” Romaszewska-Guzy stressed.

Belarusian authorities use pardons to save face, human rights defender claims

A week earlier, there were reports about Vaskrasenski’s attempts to talk Andrzej Poczobut, another imprisoned activist of the Union of Poles, into filing a petition for pardon. He said that he would be seeking Poczobut’s release even if the prisoner failed to address Lukashenka. In turn, Poczobut replied that he did not authorize anyone to act in this way, including Vaskrasenski.

In August, Vaskrasenski handed over a corresponding list including about 100 names to Lukashenka’s administration. On September 13, it became known that Lukashenka granted a pardon to 13 prisoners.

Andżelika Borys and Andrzej Poczobut are two of five arrested representatives of the Polish minority; the Belarusian security services apprehended them as part of the so-called Polish case. On June 2, Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that three Polish minority activists from Belarus – Irena Biernacka, Maria Tiszkowska and Anna Paniszewa – arrived in Poland on May 25 ‘as a result of efforts by Polish diplomatic and consular services’. According to our information, the Belarusian authorities made the three women’s return to the country impossible by imposing travel restrictions on them before taking the arrestees to the Belarusian-Polish border.

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

In the spring of 2021, the Belarusian Prosecutor General’s Office initiated a criminal case against Andżelika Borys, Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus, 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’.

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 media worker Andrzej Poczobut (he was later arrested 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. Poczobut, Biernacka, Tiszkowska, Borys were taken into custody.

On March 12, Anna Paniszewa, the director of Polish School, was arrested on her way to Belarus from Poland. Shortly before the detention, Paniszewa posted an appeal to the public; she believes that the authorities fabricate the charges, aiming at the liquidation of the school.

Brest authorities close ‘Polish School’ over ‘devaluation of historical memory’

belsat.eu

, Andżelika Borys, Chairperson of the Union of Poles in Belarus, has been behind bars since late March. She is accused of ‘inciting hostility’ and ‘rehabilitating Nazism’.

Human Rights Watch News, Belarus: Free Human Rights Defenders, on September 17, 2021 4:00 AM at 4:00 AM

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In The Hague, Netherlands, on August 7, a demonstrator holds a placard showing the names of some of those arbitrarily detained in Belarus for protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko, and calling for their release.
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(Berlin) – Belarusian authorities should immediately free human rights defenders who are behind bars on bogus, politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Twenty-three human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, have joined forces in a campaign to demand the release of seven members of Viasna, one of Belarus’s leading human rights groups, and hundreds of other victims of politically motivated prosecutions.

#FreeViasna

International human rights groups demand release of Viasna members

Click here to read the joint statement

The groups initiated the #FreeViasna campaign on September 17, 2021, the first anniversary of the authorities’ reprisals against Viasna, which has methodically documented human rights violations in Belarus for nearly 25 years. The attacks on Viasna are a part of a broader crackdown on civil society. The Belarus government has prosecuted and jailed critics and peaceful protesters, forcing many to flee the country, shut down dozens of independent organizations and media outlets, and pressured and disbarred lawyers who dare take up politically motivated cases.

“Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government is wielding a war on civil society and ruthlessly suppressing all forms of dissent,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Key international actors should join forces to demand the immediate and unconditional release of Viasna’s members and other jailed activists, and do their utmost to help and protect Belarusian civil society.”

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In The Hague, Netherlands, on August 7, a demonstrator holds a placard showing the names of some of those arbitrarily detained in Belarus for protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko, and calling for their release.
© 2021 Charles M Vella / SOPA Images/Sipa via AP Images

(Berlin) – Belarusian authorities should immediately free human rights defenders who are behind bars on bogus, politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Twenty-three human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, have joined forces in a campaign to demand the release of seven members of Viasna, one of Belarus’s leading human rights groups, and hundreds of other victims of politically motivated prosecutions.

#FreeViasna

International human rights groups demand release of Viasna members

Click here to read the joint statement

The groups initiated the #FreeViasna campaign on September 17, 2021, the first anniversary of the authorities’ reprisals against Viasna, which has methodically documented human rights violations in Belarus for nearly 25 years. The attacks on Viasna are a part of a broader crackdown on civil society. The Belarus government has prosecuted and jailed critics and peaceful protesters, forcing many to flee the country, shut down dozens of independent organizations and media outlets, and pressured and disbarred lawyers who dare take up politically motivated cases.

“Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government is wielding a war on civil society and ruthlessly suppressing all forms of dissent,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Key international actors should join forces to demand the immediate and unconditional release of Viasna’s members and other jailed activists, and do their utmost to help and protect Belarusian civil society.”

Human Rights Watch News, Belarus: Free Human Rights Defenders, on September 17, 2021 4:00 AM at 4:00 AM

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In The Hague, Netherlands, on August 7, a demonstrator holds a placard showing the names of some of those arbitrarily detained in Belarus for protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko, and calling for their release.
© 2021 Charles M Vella / SOPA Images/Sipa via AP Images

(Berlin) – Belarusian authorities should immediately free human rights defenders who are behind bars on bogus, politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Twenty-three human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, have joined forces in a campaign to demand the release of seven members of Viasna, one of Belarus’s leading human rights groups, and hundreds of other victims of politically motivated prosecutions.

#FreeViasna

International human rights groups demand release of Viasna members

Click here to read the joint statement

The groups initiated the #FreeViasna campaign on September 17, 2021, the first anniversary of the authorities’ reprisals against Viasna, which has methodically documented human rights violations in Belarus for nearly 25 years. The attacks on Viasna are a part of a broader crackdown on civil society. The Belarus government has prosecuted and jailed critics and peaceful protesters, forcing many to flee the country, shut down dozens of independent organizations and media outlets, and pressured and disbarred lawyers who dare take up politically motivated cases.

“Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government is wielding a war on civil society and ruthlessly suppressing all forms of dissent,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Key international actors should join forces to demand the immediate and unconditional release of Viasna’s members and other jailed activists, and do their utmost to help and protect Belarusian civil society.”

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In The Hague, Netherlands, on August 7, a demonstrator holds a placard showing the names of some of those arbitrarily detained in Belarus for protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko, and calling for their release.
© 2021 Charles M Vella / SOPA Images/Sipa via AP Images

(Berlin) – Belarusian authorities should immediately free human rights defenders who are behind bars on bogus, politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Twenty-three human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, have joined forces in a campaign to demand the release of seven members of Viasna, one of Belarus’s leading human rights groups, and hundreds of other victims of politically motivated prosecutions.

#FreeViasna

International human rights groups demand release of Viasna members

Click here to read the joint statement

The groups initiated the #FreeViasna campaign on September 17, 2021, the first anniversary of the authorities’ reprisals against Viasna, which has methodically documented human rights violations in Belarus for nearly 25 years. The attacks on Viasna are a part of a broader crackdown on civil society. The Belarus government has prosecuted and jailed critics and peaceful protesters, forcing many to flee the country, shut down dozens of independent organizations and media outlets, and pressured and disbarred lawyers who dare take up politically motivated cases.

“Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government is wielding a war on civil society and ruthlessly suppressing all forms of dissent,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Key international actors should join forces to demand the immediate and unconditional release of Viasna’s members and other jailed activists, and do their utmost to help and protect Belarusian civil society.”

Human Rights Watch News, Belarus: Free Human Rights Defenders, on September 17, 2021 4:00 AM at 4:00 AM

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In The Hague, Netherlands, on August 7, a demonstrator holds a placard showing the names of some of those arbitrarily detained in Belarus for protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko, and calling for their release.
© 2021 Charles M Vella / SOPA Images/Sipa via AP Images

(Berlin) – Belarusian authorities should immediately free human rights defenders who are behind bars on bogus, politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Twenty-three human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, have joined forces in a campaign to demand the release of seven members of Viasna, one of Belarus’s leading human rights groups, and hundreds of other victims of politically motivated prosecutions.

#FreeViasna

International human rights groups demand release of Viasna members

Click here to read the joint statement

The groups initiated the #FreeViasna campaign on September 17, 2021, the first anniversary of the authorities’ reprisals against Viasna, which has methodically documented human rights violations in Belarus for nearly 25 years. The attacks on Viasna are a part of a broader crackdown on civil society. The Belarus government has prosecuted and jailed critics and peaceful protesters, forcing many to flee the country, shut down dozens of independent organizations and media outlets, and pressured and disbarred lawyers who dare take up politically motivated cases.

“Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government is wielding a war on civil society and ruthlessly suppressing all forms of dissent,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Key international actors should join forces to demand the immediate and unconditional release of Viasna’s members and other jailed activists, and do their utmost to help and protect Belarusian civil society.”

, Click to expand Image

In The Hague, Netherlands, on August 7, a demonstrator holds a placard showing the names of some of those arbitrarily detained in Belarus for protesting against President Alexander Lukashenko, and calling for their release.
© 2021 Charles M Vella / SOPA Images/Sipa via AP Images

(Berlin) – Belarusian authorities should immediately free human rights defenders who are behind bars on bogus, politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Twenty-three human rights groups, including Human Rights Watch, have joined forces in a campaign to demand the release of seven members of Viasna, one of Belarus’s leading human rights groups, and hundreds of other victims of politically motivated prosecutions.

#FreeViasna

International human rights groups demand release of Viasna members

Click here to read the joint statement

The groups initiated the #FreeViasna campaign on September 17, 2021, the first anniversary of the authorities’ reprisals against Viasna, which has methodically documented human rights violations in Belarus for nearly 25 years. The attacks on Viasna are a part of a broader crackdown on civil society. The Belarus government has prosecuted and jailed critics and peaceful protesters, forcing many to flee the country, shut down dozens of independent organizations and media outlets, and pressured and disbarred lawyers who dare take up politically motivated cases.

“Alyaksandr Lukashenka’s government is wielding a war on civil society and ruthlessly suppressing all forms of dissent,” said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch. “Key international actors should join forces to demand the immediate and unconditional release of Viasna’s members and other jailed activists, and do their utmost to help and protect Belarusian civil society.”