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News – belsat.eu, New sanctions amid migrant crisis: Lithuania set to put transit of Belarus fertilizers to complete halt, on August 4, 2021 10:45 AM at 10:45 AM

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Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

According to the top official, the sectoral sanctions that were imposed on the Lukashenka regime in June have affected only about 20% of transit. At the present time, the restrictions do not apply to all potash cargoes from Belarus, and Lithuania suggests the bloc should bring to nought Belarus’ supplying potash fertilizers via the port of Klaipeda.

“It’s possible to stop completely. I would say, yes, it’s realistic. Real negotiations have not started yet, therefore, it’s too soon to speak about that,” Delfi quotes Landsbergis.

It is not ruled out that the new sanctions will be introduced in September.

Sanctions imposed on Belarusian fertilizers will be gradual, Lithuanian Foreign Minister says

The total number of migrants illegally crossing the Belarusian-Lithuanian border in 2021 has exceeded 4,000, which is tens of times more than in the whole year of 2020. As reported earlier, in response to Western sanctions imposed on the regime, Alyaksandr Lukashenka threatened to loosen control over the flow of migrants and banned substances (even nuclear materials) at the border with the European Union.

Lithuania accuses the Belarusian border guards of ignoring the trespassers and even assisting them in their illegal moving, calling the current situation ‘the hybrid aggression’. The European Union sent employees of the EU Agency for External Border Security (Frontex) to Lithuania in order to strengthen the protection of the the EU-Belarus border from illegal migrants. In July, representatives of the foreign affairs committees of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia called for new sanctions against Lukashenka regime over fostering illegal migration.

Night in neutral zone. Reportage about migrants on Lithuanian-Belarusian border

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, Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

News – belsat.eu, New sanctions amid migrant crisis: Lithuania set to put transit of Belarus fertilizers to complete halt, on August 4, 2021 10:45 AM at 10:45 AM

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Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

According to the top official, the sectoral sanctions that were imposed on the Lukashenka regime in June have affected only about 20% of transit. At the present time, the restrictions do not apply to all potash cargoes from Belarus, and Lithuania suggests the bloc should bring to nought Belarus’ supplying potash fertilizers via the port of Klaipeda.

“It’s possible to stop completely. I would say, yes, it’s realistic. Real negotiations have not started yet, therefore, it’s too soon to speak about that,” Delfi quotes Landsbergis.

It is not ruled out that the new sanctions will be introduced in September.

Sanctions imposed on Belarusian fertilizers will be gradual, Lithuanian Foreign Minister says

The total number of migrants illegally crossing the Belarusian-Lithuanian border in 2021 has exceeded 4,000, which is tens of times more than in the whole year of 2020. As reported earlier, in response to Western sanctions imposed on the regime, Alyaksandr Lukashenka threatened to loosen control over the flow of migrants and banned substances (even nuclear materials) at the border with the European Union.

Lithuania accuses the Belarusian border guards of ignoring the trespassers and even assisting them in their illegal moving, calling the current situation ‘the hybrid aggression’. The European Union sent employees of the EU Agency for External Border Security (Frontex) to Lithuania in order to strengthen the protection of the the EU-Belarus border from illegal migrants. In July, representatives of the foreign affairs committees of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia called for new sanctions against Lukashenka regime over fostering illegal migration.

Night in neutral zone. Reportage about migrants on Lithuanian-Belarusian border

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, Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

News – belsat.eu, New sanctions amid migrant crisis: Lithuania set to put transit of Belarus fertilizers to complete halt, on August 4, 2021 10:45 AM at 10:45 AM

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Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

According to the top official, the sectoral sanctions that were imposed on the Lukashenka regime in June have affected only about 20% of transit. At the present time, the restrictions do not apply to all potash cargoes from Belarus, and Lithuania suggests the bloc should bring to nought Belarus’ supplying potash fertilizers via the port of Klaipeda.

“It’s possible to stop completely. I would say, yes, it’s realistic. Real negotiations have not started yet, therefore, it’s too soon to speak about that,” Delfi quotes Landsbergis.

It is not ruled out that the new sanctions will be introduced in September.

Sanctions imposed on Belarusian fertilizers will be gradual, Lithuanian Foreign Minister says

The total number of migrants illegally crossing the Belarusian-Lithuanian border in 2021 has exceeded 4,000, which is tens of times more than in the whole year of 2020. As reported earlier, in response to Western sanctions imposed on the regime, Alyaksandr Lukashenka threatened to loosen control over the flow of migrants and banned substances (even nuclear materials) at the border with the European Union.

Lithuania accuses the Belarusian border guards of ignoring the trespassers and even assisting them in their illegal moving, calling the current situation ‘the hybrid aggression’. The European Union sent employees of the EU Agency for External Border Security (Frontex) to Lithuania in order to strengthen the protection of the the EU-Belarus border from illegal migrants. In July, representatives of the foreign affairs committees of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia called for new sanctions against Lukashenka regime over fostering illegal migration.

Night in neutral zone. Reportage about migrants on Lithuanian-Belarusian border

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, Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

News – belsat.eu, New sanctions amid migrant crisis: Lithuania set to put transit of Belarus fertilizers to complete halt, on August 4, 2021 10:45 AM at 10:45 AM

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Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

According to the top official, the sectoral sanctions that were imposed on the Lukashenka regime in June have affected only about 20% of transit. At the present time, the restrictions do not apply to all potash cargoes from Belarus, and Lithuania suggests the bloc should bring to nought Belarus’ supplying potash fertilizers via the port of Klaipeda.

“It’s possible to stop completely. I would say, yes, it’s realistic. Real negotiations have not started yet, therefore, it’s too soon to speak about that,” Delfi quotes Landsbergis.

It is not ruled out that the new sanctions will be introduced in September.

Sanctions imposed on Belarusian fertilizers will be gradual, Lithuanian Foreign Minister says

The total number of migrants illegally crossing the Belarusian-Lithuanian border in 2021 has exceeded 4,000, which is tens of times more than in the whole year of 2020. As reported earlier, in response to Western sanctions imposed on the regime, Alyaksandr Lukashenka threatened to loosen control over the flow of migrants and banned substances (even nuclear materials) at the border with the European Union.

Lithuania accuses the Belarusian border guards of ignoring the trespassers and even assisting them in their illegal moving, calling the current situation ‘the hybrid aggression’. The European Union sent employees of the EU Agency for External Border Security (Frontex) to Lithuania in order to strengthen the protection of the the EU-Belarus border from illegal migrants. In July, representatives of the foreign affairs committees of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia called for new sanctions against Lukashenka regime over fostering illegal migration.

Night in neutral zone. Reportage about migrants on Lithuanian-Belarusian border

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, Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

News – belsat.eu, New sanctions amid migrant crisis: Lithuania set to put transit of Belarus fertilizers to complete halt, on August 4, 2021 10:45 AM at 10:45 AM

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Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

According to the top official, the sectoral sanctions that were imposed on the Lukashenka regime in June have affected only about 20% of transit. At the present time, the restrictions do not apply to all potash cargoes from Belarus, and Lithuania suggests the bloc should bring to nought Belarus’ supplying potash fertilizers via the port of Klaipeda.

“It’s possible to stop completely. I would say, yes, it’s realistic. Real negotiations have not started yet, therefore, it’s too soon to speak about that,” Delfi quotes Landsbergis.

It is not ruled out that the new sanctions will be introduced in September.

Sanctions imposed on Belarusian fertilizers will be gradual, Lithuanian Foreign Minister says

The total number of migrants illegally crossing the Belarusian-Lithuanian border in 2021 has exceeded 4,000, which is tens of times more than in the whole year of 2020. As reported earlier, in response to Western sanctions imposed on the regime, Alyaksandr Lukashenka threatened to loosen control over the flow of migrants and banned substances (even nuclear materials) at the border with the European Union.

Lithuania accuses the Belarusian border guards of ignoring the trespassers and even assisting them in their illegal moving, calling the current situation ‘the hybrid aggression’. The European Union sent employees of the EU Agency for External Border Security (Frontex) to Lithuania in order to strengthen the protection of the the EU-Belarus border from illegal migrants. In July, representatives of the foreign affairs committees of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia called for new sanctions against Lukashenka regime over fostering illegal migration.

Night in neutral zone. Reportage about migrants on Lithuanian-Belarusian border

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, Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

News – belsat.eu, New sanctions amid migrant crisis: Lithuania set to put transit of Belarus fertilizers to complete halt, on August 4, 2021 10:45 AM at 10:45 AM

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Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

According to the top official, the sectoral sanctions that were imposed on the Lukashenka regime in June have affected only about 20% of transit. At the present time, the restrictions do not apply to all potash cargoes from Belarus, and Lithuania suggests the bloc should bring to nought Belarus’ supplying potash fertilizers via the port of Klaipeda.

“It’s possible to stop completely. I would say, yes, it’s realistic. Real negotiations have not started yet, therefore, it’s too soon to speak about that,” Delfi quotes Landsbergis.

It is not ruled out that the new sanctions will be introduced in September.

Sanctions imposed on Belarusian fertilizers will be gradual, Lithuanian Foreign Minister says

The total number of migrants illegally crossing the Belarusian-Lithuanian border in 2021 has exceeded 4,000, which is tens of times more than in the whole year of 2020. As reported earlier, in response to Western sanctions imposed on the regime, Alyaksandr Lukashenka threatened to loosen control over the flow of migrants and banned substances (even nuclear materials) at the border with the European Union.

Lithuania accuses the Belarusian border guards of ignoring the trespassers and even assisting them in their illegal moving, calling the current situation ‘the hybrid aggression’. The European Union sent employees of the EU Agency for External Border Security (Frontex) to Lithuania in order to strengthen the protection of the the EU-Belarus border from illegal migrants. In July, representatives of the foreign affairs committees of the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, France, the Czech Republic, Estonia called for new sanctions against Lukashenka regime over fostering illegal migration.

Night in neutral zone. Reportage about migrants on Lithuanian-Belarusian border

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, Lithuania may completely stop the transit of Belarusian potash fertilizers, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis told journalists in the wake of Wednesday’s meeting of the Cabinet. The EU member country has already addressed Brussels with a proposal to expand sanctions against Belarus, Delfi reports.

World news | The Guardian, Is Alexander Lukashenko trying out the ‘madman’ theory of foreign policy?, on August 4, 2021 10:09 AM at 10:09 AM

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The Belarusian dictator’s unpredictability is unsettling opponents and allies alike. He must be checked

These have been busy times for the rogue state of Belarus.

In recent days, an opposition activist, Vitaly Shyshov, was found dead – hanging from a tree in a park in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv – in what is now officially a murder case. Shyshov headed an NGO that helped Belarusians escape from the ever-increasing repression back home, having himself fled in 2020. The Olympic 200m sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya narrowly escaped being bundled on to a plane back home from Tokyo, and has been granted a humanitarian visa by Poland. And the EU commissioner for home affairs, Sweden’s Ylva Johansson, flew to Lithuania to try to do something about Belarus’s state-organised smuggling of migrants over the border into its neighbour (the government in Minsk has been accused of organising flights from Baghdad to Belarus: migrants are led by guides to the border, and the whole operation is advertised on social media).

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, The Belarusian dictator’s unpredictability is unsettling opponents and allies alike. He must be checked
These have been busy times for the rogue state of Belarus.
In recent days, an opposition activist, Vitaly Shyshov, was found dead – hanging from a tree in a park in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv – in what is now officially a murder case. Shyshov headed an NGO that helped Belarusians escape from the ever-increasing repression back home, having himself fled in 2020. The Olympic 200m sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya narrowly escaped being bundled on to a plane back home from Tokyo, and has been granted a humanitarian visa by Poland. And the EU commissioner for home affairs, Sweden’s Ylva Johansson, flew to Lithuania to try to do something about Belarus’s state-organised smuggling of migrants over the border into its neighbour (the government in Minsk has been accused of organising flights from Baghdad to Belarus: migrants are led by guides to the border, and the whole operation is advertised on social media). Continue reading…

247 News Around The World, Belarusian Olympian Krystsina Tsimanouskaya flies out of Tokyo, on August 4, 2021 9:34 AM at 9:34 AM

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Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, the Belarusian Olympian athlete who refused her team’s orders to travel home early from the Games days ago, left Tokyo on Wednesday for Europe.

The 24-year-old sprinter, who last week claimed she feared for her safety, was granted a humanitarian visa by Poland after the standoff.

After spending two nights in Poland’s embassy, she walked onto a plane at Tokyo’s Narita airport on Wednesday wearing jeans, a blue blouse and sunglasses with “I RUN CLEAN” written on them.

Before leaving Japan, Tsimanouskaya said she hoped she could continue her career but that safety was her immediate priority.

She had been expected leave the Japanese capital on a flight to Warsaw, but a Polish government source told Reuters she switched routes last minute due to security concerns after news of the plan became public and reporters booked seats on the Poland-bound flight.

She instead flew to Vienna, from where she is expected to travel to Warsaw.

Concern was particularly high because of an incident in May, when a Ryanair flight was diverted to land in Belarus and a dissident journalist was subsequently arrested, the Polish source said.

Poland’s deputy foreign minister Marcin Przydacz said Tsimanouskaya was still in the care of the country’s diplomatic services.

She is set to be reunited in Poland with her husband, who fled Belarus amid this week’s developments and now reportedly plans to seek refuge in Europe as well.

Austria’s interior ministry told Reuters on Wednesday that police officers would take care of Tsimanouskaya’s personal safety upon her arrival, and the athlete would be accommodated and cared for in a separate transit area until her onward flight.

“Should an asylum application be filed, it will be handled within the framework of existing legislation,” the interior ministry said in an emailed statement.

Fears about ‘punishment’

Tsimanouskaya’s experience at the Tokyo Games became an international issue on Sunday, when she accused Belarusian team officials of hustling her to the airport and trying to put her on a plane to Belarus against her wishes because she had publicly criticised them.

The team officials made it clear she would face “punishment” back home, she said on Tuesday.

Tsimanouskaya refused to board the flight and sought the protection of Japanese police. She later made for the Polish embassy in Tokyo as reports abounded that she was seeking asylum in Europe.

Her case has focused attention on political discord in Belarus, where authorities have cracked down on dissent following a wave of protests following the disputed August 2020 election the opposition claims was rigged to keep longtime President Alexander Lukashenko in power.

Belarusian authorities characterised the anti-government protesters, thousands of whom were arrested, as criminals or violent revolutionaries backed by the West.

In a separate development that has raised further concerns among the Belarusian opposition, a Belarusian activist was found hanged in a park near his home in Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, on Tuesday, a day after he was reported missing.

IOC investigation

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has launched a formal investigation into Tsimanouskaya’s case, said on Wednesday that it had received a report from the Belarusian team.

“The IOC is opening a disciplinary commission to establish the facts in this case and to hear the two officials – Artur Shumak and Yuri Moisevich – who had been allegedly involved in this incident,” said IOC spokesman Mark Adams.

The Belarus National Olympic Committee (NOC) has previously said coaches withdrew Tsimanouskaya from the Games on doctors’ advice about her “emotional, psychological state”.

Critics of Lukashenko’s administration, including the United States, have condemned Tsimanouskaya’s treatment.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday accused Belarus of an “act of transnational repression” over the alleged attempt to force her home.

“Such actions violate the Olympic spirit, are an affront to basic rights, and cannot be tolerated,” he tweeted.

Poland, home to a growing number of Belarusian dissidents, denounced what it called a “criminal attempt” to kidnap the athlete.

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Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, the Belarusian Olympian athlete who refused her team’s orders to travel home early from the Games days ago, left Tokyo on Wednesday for Europe. The 24-year-old sprinter, who last week claimed she feared for her safety, was granted a humanitarian visa by Poland after the standoff. After spending two nights in Poland’s embassy,
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, Ukrainian president orders extra protection for Belarus exiles after dissident’s death, on August 4, 2021 8:59 AM at 8:59 AM

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park., Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park.

, Ukrainian president orders extra protection for Belarus exiles after dissident’s death, on August 4, 2021 8:59 AM at 8:59 AM

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park., Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park.

, Ukrainian president orders extra protection for Belarus exiles after dissident’s death, on August 4, 2021 8:59 AM at 8:59 AM

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park., Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park.

, Ukrainian president orders extra protection for Belarus exiles after dissident’s death, on August 4, 2021 8:59 AM at 8:59 AM

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park., Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park.

, Ukrainian president orders extra protection for Belarus exiles after dissident’s death, on August 4, 2021 8:59 AM at 8:59 AM

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park., Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park.

, Ukrainian president orders extra protection for Belarus exiles after dissident’s death, on August 4, 2021 8:59 AM at 8:59 AM

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park., Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park.

, Ukrainian president orders extra protection for Belarus exiles after dissident’s death, on August 4, 2021 8:59 AM at 8:59 AM

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park., Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park.

, Ukrainian president orders extra protection for Belarus exiles after dissident’s death, on August 4, 2021 8:59 AM at 8:59 AM

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park., Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday ordered his security services to provide extra protection for Belarus exiles in the country after a dissident was found hanged in a Kiev park.

News – belsat.eu, At least 327 persons detained in Belarus in July – human rights activists, on August 4, 2021 8:40 AM at 8:40 AM

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HRC Viasna issued the report on human rights situation in Belarus in July 202. According to the watchdog, the number of political prisoners as of August 1 was 604, and the figure tends to grow.

Viasna is aware of at least 107 convicts in politically motivated criminal trials that took place during the month.

The authorities continue to detain peaceful protesters and other individuals over display of white-red-white symbols, including in private homes and territories, the reports reads. In July, Viasna documented at least 27 fines totaling 52,500 rubles and at least 58 terms of administrative imprisonment totaling 932 days. There are reports of at least 327 people detained during the month.

Human rights defenders and journalists keep recording numerous cases of ill-treatment of individuals detained or administratively imprisoned for participating in peaceful assemblies. The inhumane conditions of detention deliberately created for this category of detainees are viewed by Viasna experts as torture.

During the month, the human rights situation in the country continued to deteriorate significantly, experts concluded.

The Belarusian authorities admitted receiving hundreds complaints of abuse by police in connection with the protests, but not a single criminal investigation was opened, nor had any law enforcement officer was charged with respective violations.

Human rights watchdog: Persons who help investigate torture cases in Belarus put to torture

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, HRC Viasna issued their report on human rights situation in Belarus in July 202. According to the watchdog, the number of political prisoners as of August 1 was 604, and the figure tends to grow.

News – belsat.eu, At least 327 persons detained in Belarus in July – human rights activists, on August 4, 2021 8:40 AM at 8:40 AM

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HRC Viasna issued the report on human rights situation in Belarus in July 202. According to the watchdog, the number of political prisoners as of August 1 was 604, and the figure tends to grow.

Viasna is aware of at least 107 convicts in politically motivated criminal trials that took place during the month.

The authorities continue to detain peaceful protesters and other individuals over display of white-red-white symbols, including in private homes and territories, the reports reads. In July, Viasna documented at least 27 fines totaling 52,500 rubles and at least 58 terms of administrative imprisonment totaling 932 days. There are reports of at least 327 people detained during the month.

Human rights defenders and journalists keep recording numerous cases of ill-treatment of individuals detained or administratively imprisoned for participating in peaceful assemblies. The inhumane conditions of detention deliberately created for this category of detainees are viewed by Viasna experts as torture.

During the month, the human rights situation in the country continued to deteriorate significantly, experts concluded.

The Belarusian authorities admitted receiving hundreds complaints of abuse by police in connection with the protests, but not a single criminal investigation was opened, nor had any law enforcement officer was charged with respective violations.

Human rights watchdog: Persons who help investigate torture cases in Belarus put to torture

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, HRC Viasna issued their report on human rights situation in Belarus in July 202. According to the watchdog, the number of political prisoners as of August 1 was 604, and the figure tends to grow.

News – belsat.eu, At least 327 persons detained in Belarus in July – human rights activists, on August 4, 2021 8:40 AM at 8:40 AM

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HRC Viasna issued the report on human rights situation in Belarus in July 202. According to the watchdog, the number of political prisoners as of August 1 was 604, and the figure tends to grow.

Viasna is aware of at least 107 convicts in politically motivated criminal trials that took place during the month.

The authorities continue to detain peaceful protesters and other individuals over display of white-red-white symbols, including in private homes and territories, the reports reads. In July, Viasna documented at least 27 fines totaling 52,500 rubles and at least 58 terms of administrative imprisonment totaling 932 days. There are reports of at least 327 people detained during the month.

Human rights defenders and journalists keep recording numerous cases of ill-treatment of individuals detained or administratively imprisoned for participating in peaceful assemblies. The inhumane conditions of detention deliberately created for this category of detainees are viewed by Viasna experts as torture.

During the month, the human rights situation in the country continued to deteriorate significantly, experts concluded.

The Belarusian authorities admitted receiving hundreds complaints of abuse by police in connection with the protests, but not a single criminal investigation was opened, nor had any law enforcement officer was charged with respective violations.

Human rights watchdog: Persons who help investigate torture cases in Belarus put to torture

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, HRC Viasna issued their report on human rights situation in Belarus in July 202. According to the watchdog, the number of political prisoners as of August 1 was 604, and the figure tends to grow.

News – belsat.eu, KGB raids flats of Belarusian experts Matskevich, Vyalichka, Vadalazhskaya, detain them, on August 4, 2021 7:08 AM at 7:08 AM

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On Wednesday morning, the Minsk flat of reputed Belarusian methodologist and philosopher Uladzimir Matskevich was searched, but it is still unclear what he is suspected of.

He managed to inform his friends of the raid: ‘My place is being searched by the KGB. I have been held’, which indicates that Matskevich might have been detained. It is still unclear as part of which case the search was carried out.

According to human rights centre Viasna, the search was made at the place of Ulad Vyalichka, a former head of EuroBelarus and Matskevich’s associate. KGB officers seized all the computer equipment they found.

Numbers of articles written down by Alena Vyalichka. Photo: Меdiazona

Ulad was taken to the Investigative Committee, his wife Alena Vyalichka told Mediazona. The woman was not allowed to take a photo of the search warrant, so she wrote out the numbers of criminal articles that were listed there. There were 17 (!) of them (inciting hatred; slander; insulting; theft; fraud; stealing a vehicle; intentional destruction of someone else’s property; organisation or participation in mass riots; deliberate blocking of traffic; drug trafficking; organisation or participation in actions that grossly violate public order; unauthorised access to computer information; resistance to a police officer; violence or threat of violence against a police officer; calls for actions aimed at harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus; insulting the president). The wife says that Ulad Vyalichka is allegedly a suspect under all these articles.

Таtsyana Vadalazhskaya. Photo: The Village Беларусь/Telegram

Security officers also raided the apartment of sociologist and analyst Tatsyana Vadalazhskaya. The expert was detained after the search.

Minsk: Reputed political analyst Valeryia Kastsyuhova placed in pre-trial detention centre

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, On Wednesday morning, the Minsk flat of reputed Belarusian methodologist and philosopher Uladzimir Matskevich was searched, but it is still unclear what he is suspected of.

News – belsat.eu, KGB raids flats of Belarusian experts Matskevich, Vyalichka, Vadalazhskaya, detain them, on August 4, 2021 7:08 AM at 7:08 AM

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On Wednesday morning, the Minsk flat of reputed Belarusian methodologist and philosopher Uladzimir Matskevich was searched, but it is still unclear what he is suspected of.

He managed to inform his friends of the raid: ‘My place is being searched by the KGB. I have been held’, which indicates that Matskevich might have been detained. It is still unclear as part of which case the search was carried out.

According to human rights centre Viasna, the search was made at the place of Ulad Vyalichka, a former head of EuroBelarus and Matskevich’s associate. KGB officers seized all the computer equipment they found.

Numbers of articles written down by Alena Vyalichka. Photo: Меdiazona

Ulad was taken to the Investigative Committee, his wife Alena Vyalichka told Mediazona. The woman was not allowed to take a photo of the search warrant, so she wrote out the numbers of criminal articles that were listed there. There were 17 (!) of them (inciting hatred; slander; insulting; theft; fraud; stealing a vehicle; intentional destruction of someone else’s property; organisation or participation in mass riots; deliberate blocking of traffic; drug trafficking; organisation or participation in actions that grossly violate public order; unauthorised access to computer information; resistance to a police officer; violence or threat of violence against a police officer; calls for actions aimed at harming the national security of the Republic of Belarus; insulting the president). The wife says that Ulad Vyalichka is allegedly a suspect under all these articles.

Таtsyana Vadalazhskaya. Photo: The Village Беларусь/Telegram

Security officers also raided the apartment of sociologist and analyst Tatsyana Vadalazhskaya. The expert was detained after the search.

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, On Wednesday morning, the Minsk flat of reputed Belarusian methodologist and philosopher Uladzimir Matskevich was searched, but it is still unclear what he is suspected of.

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The Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya has left Japan on a Vienna-bound plane after refusing to return to Belarus because she feared she would face punishment for publicly criticising her coaches for their “negligence”.
Tsimanouskaya has received a humanitarian visa from Poland after she said Belarus officials attempted to bundle her on a plane. She requested police protection at Haneda airport and later took refuge at the Polish embassy in Tokyo in a scandal that has rocked the games. Continue reading…

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Team officials “made it clear that, upon return home, I would definitely face some form of punishment,” the 24-year-old sprinter told The Associated Press in a video interview from Tokyo. “There were also thinly disguised hints that more would await me.”

The changing flights comes almost 10 weeks after dissident blogger Raman Pratasevich was arrested after his plane made a forced emergency landing in Minsk, in what Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary described as “a state-sponsored hijacking” by Belarus.

Shishov’s colleagues at the NGO Belarusian House Ukraine said he complained of being under surveillance since fleeing Belarus last year when he took part in anti-government protests.

Christo Grozev, a lead investigator at Bellingcat, said they had already had a reporter on the ground in Kiev gathering data to uncover the truth.

Chris Murphy, a US Senator, said the US should help Ukraine with the investigation.

“Lukashenka must pay a price for targeting his critics, particularly on other countries’ soil,” Murphy said.

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“We have dedicated resources and have a reporter on the ground in Kiev gathering data as we speak,” he told The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

“If it turns out the Lukashenko government is responsible for murdering activist Vitaly Shishov in Ukraine, it will be another deadly example of a dictatorial government acting beyond its borders to silence dissent,” said Kenneth Roth, from Human Rights Watch.

Benjamin Haddad, director of the Atlantic Council’s Europe Centre said Lukashenko had been emboldened because EU reaction to the RyanAir hijacking was so mild.

“Lukashenko is applying Putin’s tactics: extraterritorial murder and kidnapping of opponents. Europe must step up its reaction,” he said.

“In cases like these, you need a brutal and disproportionate response. Something that upends the calculation of the regime.

“EU leaders should stop ‘speaking the language of power’ and really wield power.”

Hours after Shishov’s death was revealed, Boris Johnson hosted Belarus’ opposition leader at Number 10.

“We are very much on your side, very much supportive of what you are doing,” Johnson told Tsikhanouskaya.

“We are committed to supporting human rights and civil society in Belarus,” he said.

Tsikhanouskaya says she won last August’s elections in Belarus against Lukashenko who was proclaimed the victor in an outcome plagued with allegations of electoral fraud and one that is not recognised by major countries, including the UK.

The election sparked the largest anti-government protests in Belarus’ history which were met with repression by Lukashenko, who Britain and Canada sanctioned last year.

The EU and US joined the pair in announcing more sanctions this June after the Lukashenko regime unlawfully diverted a Ryanair flight in May to detain journalist Raman Pratasevich.

Tsikhanouskaya, last week, visited US President Joe Biden who said he was “honoured” to host the pro-democracy leader at the White House.

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Team officials “made it clear that, upon return home, I would definitely face some form of punishment,” the 24-year-old sprinter told The Associated Press in a video interview from Tokyo. “There were also thinly disguised hints that more would await me.” The changing flights comes almost 10 weeks after dissident blogger Raman Pratasevich was arrested
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