Belarus News Round-Up Day 193: Freedom is never given; it is won

Belarus News Round-Up Day 193: Freedom is never given; it is won

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Today was a trial of Viktar Babaryka who intended to be a president candidate, but was arrested before he managed to become one. People came to court to show solidarity. Before the trial he said: “For many of us, this year has become a year of victory – victory over the slavery”


Belarusians are thanking Lithuania for the solidarity during Belarus protests 2020-21



Ambassadors of the USA, EU countries and Switzerland called on Minsk to stop persecuting civil society “Only democracy, respect for human rights, the rule of law and free and fair elections can guarantee a stable, sovereign and prosperous future for Belarus”


Krystsina Paltavets and Andrei Apanasovich were fined for a graffiti “Skidzyel’, join us!”. Krystina got a fine of $1670, Andrei $905


The creative director of the advertising agency Salmon Graphics, Sergei Kostyukevich was sentenced to 3 years of “chemistry” [forced labor, Belarusian version of GULAG] for protesting on 6 September


The decision on the case of Belsat journalists will be announced tomorrow at 10:00 Minsk time. The state prosecutor asked for two years in prison for both. Journalism is not a crime


Minsk School-colleague of Art is inviting students to join academy of Ministry of Internal Affairs, basically to join training to become law enforcement officer. Not enough painters in OMON?


Blogger Zmitser Timofeeu was sentenced to 2 years of “chemistry” [forced labor, Belarusian version of GULAG] for insulting the head of the Babruysk traffic police Vitaly Paddubsky on Youtube channel of 6tv.by



Yesterday more than 90 searches of offices and houses of Human Rights defenders, journalists and other activists took place in Belarus. Police confiscated documents, flash-drives, computers and phones


More than a hundred lawyers are tired of enduring lawlessness. They demanded not to revoke the license of colleagues who defend opposition politicians


Ministry of Internal Affairs published photos of confiscated “protest literature”: Stereotypes of LGBT-people in Belarusian media, Architectures of Belarus, Kalinouski is on freedom, Soldiers of Belarusian People’s Republic, Terror and propaganda in occupied Belarus


Belarusians thank all concerned countries for their solidarity – from Ukraine to Canada: “Your involvement, support and will to victory charges all of us to a decisive struggle against the forces of the invader. Thank you! Long Live Belarus!”


An activist from Homiel stated that during the search police confiscated a pair of white socks with 3 red stripes


“Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else” – Epictetus Day 193, still going strong. Solidarity demonstrations in Sel’khaspasiolak, Ratamka, Minsk and Polatsk



A citizen of Russia created a petition against the state loan to Belarus. At this point more than 5,000 people signed it “I’m a citizen and taxpayer of the Russian Federation against issuing a state loan to the Republic of Belarus”

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