Belarus News Round-Up Day 208: Hibernation Is Over

Belarus News Round-Up Day 208: Hibernation Is Over

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Estonian university announces scholarship competition for Belarusian students.

The Institute of Political Science of the University of Tartu invites Belarusians to compete for International Relations and Regional Studies and Politics and Governance in the Digital Age


A resident of “Pirs” apartment complex, who refused to remove white-red-white flag from the balcony, was detained. He is expected to be tried. Earlier police evacuated his vehicle and was waiting next to his apartment in order to arrest


“DictatorShip” by karikatu.rama


There are 10 times less tourists in Belarus in 2020. Statistics at the level of the early 90s. The total number of tourists who came to our country is 34,156. For comparison, 405,472 tourists visited Belarus in 2019



Professor of Hrodna University Aliaksandr Murashou, who published an open letter criticizing Lukashenka in August, lost his job. The University Council did not support his candidacy for the position of Professor of Journalism for a new term

One day before the elections Aliaksandr stated: “You have already lost the presidential election. […] God is your judge. As for the citizens, they are already saying their word, and it is not in your power to keep the whole nation silent. The hour of truth has come”


Lithuanian intelligence has revealed the ways in which KGB recruits Lithuanians in Belarus. In particular, KGB sends women to Lithuanians who have sexual relations with them, and then blackmails foreigners with compromising photos and thus forces them to cooperate.


“Not Free”: Freedom House presented its annual report. The authors note that elections in the country are openly rigged, and civil liberties are severely restricted. Freedom House gave Belarus only 11 points out of 100 possible on the freedom scale. More at Freedom House.



Two citizens of Belarus Lana Savanovich and Ruslan Khazin said that they were forced to leave Russia under pressure from the security forces because of their participation in rallies in support of the protests in Belarus

Ruslan said that during interrogation law enforcement officers said to him: “pack your things, leave to Belarus, and make your revolution there”



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