Don´t miss out on the opportunity to see this unique and long awaited feature movie – Viva Belarus! in Stockholm @ Bio Rio, 20/3. FRANAK VYACHORKA (Script) and LAVON VOLSKI (Music), will be there to talk about the film and the reality behind it.
Today an international solidarity action for Belarus was held all over Europe, organized by Young European Federalists. In Stockholm the action against death penalty and for freedom in Belarus, was organized by Info Belarus and the Swedish Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights (Östgruppen).
The mother of Vladislav Kavaliou has recieved a letter from the Supreme Court in Belarus dated the 16th of March, informing her and the family that the death penalty against Kavaliou had been carried out.
”Two young men, Dmitry Konovalov and Vladislav Kovalev, will be murdered by a European state. Yesterday, the Belarusian dictator Aleksandr Luashenka said that he refuses to pardon the two men. Of course, my thoughts go to the young men’s families in this sad moment. One can not imagine the pain their families feel right now. Belarus is the only European country that still allows the death penalty and the European Parliament has repeatedly condemned the death sentences against Kovalev and Konovalov. It is disgraceful, it’s disgusting and it is inhuman that death penalty [...]
Today, the Supreme Court of Belarus sentenced Dmitry Kanavalau and Vladislav Kavaliou to death on the charges of executing several bombings, including the bomb in the Minsk metro on 11th of April 2011, which claimed 15 lives. There is a possibility that Dmitry and Vladislav are not guilty. Once their lives are taken, there is no way of changing the sentence.
Belarus has executed two persons while their cases were under review by the UN Human Rights Committee. By doing this, international agreements have been violated. Belarus were not suposed to to carry out the executions while their cases were under consideration by UN, but the committee’s request to follow these rules was ignored, according to the UN news centre. “Our requests for interim measures [...]
Presidential candidate Ales Michalevic writes about the presidential election in Belarus 2010, the development in the country and the torture in KGB prison.
Europe Day on 9th of May; Info Belarus activists were on the streets in several cities to pay attention to the freedom fighters in the ”last dictatorship of Europe” . At Uppsala Central Station, 07:00 am. ”NO to world championship (hockey) in Europe’s last dictatorship 2014″. Curious people in Uppsala on the way to their work and studies… Campaign in Stockholm. ”Free the political prisoners”. Activists in Gothenburg, handing out [...]
Aleksandr Klaskouski during the presidential election protest in Minsk 2010 I appeal to the international democratic community to help stop the tyranny and arbitrariness in the heart of Europe. Because without a free Belarus, there is no free Europe, Volha Klaskouskaya (independent journalist) writes. After over 17 years of Lukashenka’s rule in Belarus, the scale of repression has reached a [...]
As I write I love Belarus, European readers are amazed that someone can be positive about a dictatorship. As if the sun never shines in autocratic countries! That’s why I will write it again and write it even more often: I do love Belarus, Maryna Rakhlei writes, independent journalist from Belarus. I noticed just yesterday: My international friends are curious about my [...]