Posts under Tag: Sweden
Action at IIHF conference: ”Don’t play with the dictator!”
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Early this morning the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) met at Clarion hotel in Stockholm for a conference. Östgruppen – Swedish Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights arranged an action and welcomed the delegates with leaflets, saying ”See you in Minsk 2014!” At first sight, the leaflets looked like official material from the hockey federation. Looking closer inside, the delegates could see information about the political prisoners in Belarus and about the people in charge of the hockey world championship in Belarus next year – all blacklisted by the EU for their crimes against human rights (banned from traveling to the EU).

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Swedish Ice Hockey Federation changed their mind about the Belarusian flag
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During the game between Belarus-Canada on friday, a group of Swedes and Belarusians successfully watched the hockey with big white-red-white traditional Belarusian flags, behind one of the goals in the front line. This is a clear victory for freedom of expression and human rights. The flag was earlier during hockey world championship banned by the IIHF, most likely because of a dictators demand.

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Protests in Sweden against discrimination of Belarusian Hockey supporters
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Dozens of people with Belarusian white-red-white flags and journalists from Sweden’s leading media gathered outside the Globe arena in Stockholm to protest against unlawful discrimination of Belarusian fans.

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Swedish Charge d’Affaires soon back in Minsk
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Swedish Charge d’Affairs soon to be back in Minsk, Belarus, according to the Swedish minister of Foreign Affairs:
”After some difficulties, we will soon send a charge back to run our Embassy in Minsk in Belarus. Good for everyone.”

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SNEAK PREMIERE: ”VIVA BELARUS!”
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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.

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Belarusian journalist arrested for publishing photos of teddy bear action
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Founder of Info Belarus, Isabel Sommerfeld, shows her solidarity with the detained Belarusian journalist. Photo: Free to publish. The Belarusian journalist Anton Surapin faces five years in prison for publishing photos of the Swedish teddy bear action, where teddy bears with messages of freedom were thrown out of an airplane over Belarus. According to the Swedish PR company Studio Total, […]

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Swedes teddy bear coup against the dictator
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”We do not support breaking of internartional law, but when it really comes down to it, the only law you should follow is your heart,” the Swedish PR bureau says, after breaching military airspace of the dictatorship Belarus to let hundreds of teddy bears with a message of freedom, parachute down in Minsk.

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Ytterligare svenskt bolag agerar diktaturens lakej
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Ytterligare svenskt bolag agerar diktaturens lakej? Yulia Stepanova, anställd i Belarus av det svenska företaget Scandinavian & UK Machines i Belarus, avskedas av politiska skäl, enligt bl.a. Charter 97. Stepanova ska ha meddelats om avskedandet från sin chef, via ett Skype-samtal från Sverige. Anleningen: ”På grund av vad du sysslar med…”

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TeliaSonera’s Cooperation With The Belarusian Dictator
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In March 2012, the founder of Info Belarus, Isabel Sommerfeld was followed by a TV team from Swedish Television’s ”Uppdrag Granskning” to Belarus. The trip was part of their depth investigation of the Nordic Telecom giant TeliaSonera’s and their business in dictatorships. ”Uppdrag Granskning” can now disclose how TeliaSonera is connected to human rights abuses in the former CIS countries.

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Invitation to seminar: International Day against Death Penalty

Info Belarus project manager Isabel Sommerfeld will today take part in a seminar organized by Amnesty International in Sweden, where you will be able to hear her talk about her trips to Belarus and the presidential election in 2010. Since today is the International Day Against Death Penalty, Amnesty will be informing about Belarus, the only state in Europe and […]

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