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PACE regrets human rights abuses in Belarus

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Tuesday adopted a resolution that expressed regret over human rights abuses in Belarus and urged Minsk to suspend the construction of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant.

Strasbourg court bars France from deporting couple alleged to have been subjected to political persecution in Belarus

According to Y.P., while in Belarus, he was repeatedly arrested and beaten up by the police for his activities as a member of the Belarusian Popular Front...

PACE resolution will only impede declaration of moratorium on death penalty in Belarus, lawmaker says

“We are not schoolchildren for PACE to shake its finger at us for doing something wrong,” Mr. Karpenka said. “ I believe the resolution only causes...

Foreign ministry describes PACE resolution as impetuous

“The first examination of the text creates a feeling that this document was adopted impetuously, under the influence of occasional factors or temporary fluctuations...

MP calls for broader contacts between Belarus, Council of Europe

Belarusian lawmaker Alyaksandr Yushkevich has called for broader contacts between the country and the Council of Europe, dismissing proposals for restricting them as "knowingly no-win."

Ukrainian president to visit Minsk this week

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych is expected to stay in Belarus on April 28 and 29, BelaPAN reports.

Young Belarusian opposition activists living abroad hold conference in Strasbourg

  Young Belarusian opposition activists living abroad held a conference in Strasbourg, France, between April 24 and 28.