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Financial Times: Dictator Non Grata
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It is encouraging to see a consensus in recent statements by observers and policymakers on Belarus. Nearly all independent commentators agree that sanctions need to be imposed against the regime of Lukashenka. Yesterday’s editorial of FT about Belarus adds...
13 January 2011
Situation with Democracy in Belarus is a Humanitarian Disaster
Situation with Democracy in Belarus is a Humanitarian Disaster

7 January 2011
Germany in Favor of Sanctions against Belarusian Authorities
Germany in Favor of Sanctions against Belarusian Authorities

3 January 2011
Happy 2011 to Everybody! Happy 1937 to Belarus?
Happy 2011 to Everybody! Happy 1937 to Belarus?

31 December 2010
German Press on Election Fraud and Repressions in Belarus
German Press on Election Fraud and Repressions in Belarus

Unknown to most Germans, Belarus only pops up in their consciousness during the elections in the country. This is also due to the fact that German reporters cover events in...

30 December 2010
US Media Decry Violence in Belarus Election
US Media Decry Violence in Belarus Election

On the election day grim news of violence on Minsk’s Independence Square appeared in all major US newspapers. The media invariably used an appositive “post-Soviet state” and many papers...

29 December 2010
Belarus Elections in the Focus of Polish Press
Belarus Elections in the Focus of Polish Press

The recent presidential elections in Belarus have received significant attention in Polish press. All major media such as Gazeta Wyborcza and Rzeczpospolita followed the events related to the elections.

23 December 2010
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Guardian: Time to Confront Europe’s Mugabe

The Guardian, a leading British newspaper, described the recent violence and torture used by the Belarus authorities following the rigged presidential elections. The newspaper calls Alyaksandr Lukashenka the European Mugabe. It also quotes Belarusian analysts who think that the...

22 December 2010
European Foreign Ministers: Lukashenko the Loser

22 December 2010
Belarus Elections: the Opposition Achieved All It Could

By convening tens of thousands in the post-election protest, the democratic opposition achieved all it could. The false impression of a democratic election was destroyed. Despite...

21 December 2010
Fiasco for the West: Arrests Follow Beatings in Belarus

20 December 2010
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Belarusian Americans Condemn Brutality Against Peaceful Demonstrators in Minsk

On December 19, members of the Belarusan-American Association monitoring the results of the presidential election in Belarus had adopted the following statement: · We, the members of the Belarusan-American Association, both American citizens as well as new immigrants, express our...

17 December 2010
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Amnesty International’s Key Human Rights Concerns in Belarus

As Belarus prepares for elections on Sunday 19 December, Amnesty International UK outlined key human rights concerns in the country. The organization urged its members to sign a petition addressed to the acting Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka and to...

11 December 2010
Is Europe Ready to Tolerate an Anti-Russian Dictatorship?

According to the Economist, some European politicians would be happy to accept dictatorship in Belarus as long as it is not pro-Russian. Mr Lukashenka’s...

3 December 2010
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Lukashenka Plays the Ace Up His Sleeve