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Raman Bandarenka Beaten to Death by Unidentified Assailants

Raman Bandarenka died yesterday as a result of a vicious beating by a group of unidentified assailants in the capital of Belarus. Today, thousands of peaceful protestors across the country demanded justice for his murder…
Portrait of Raman Bandarenka
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Detainees Report Beatings, Inhuman Treatment, and Threats of Sexual Abuse

Click to expand Image Police officers detain Nina Bahinskaya, 73,…
Police officers detain Nina Bahinskaya, 73, during an opposition rally to protest the official presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus, September 19, 2020.
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Access to Platforms, Sites Blocked, but Protests Continue

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Free Wifi advertisement in the Minsk metro., August 2020.
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Encouraging Signs They Are Set to Take More Leading Role

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An Icelandic flag hangs outside a shop in Reykjavik, October 27, 2016.
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Chechen Asylum Seeker Sent Back to Unsafe Belarus

“Ahmad,” a 34-year-old Chechen man, boarded a Polish-bound train in Brest, Belarus, last week, hoping to seek asylum there. He had fled from Chechnya, a Russian republic, where he says the authorities tortured and unlawfully detained him.
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Asylum seekers in the arrivals hall at Brest train station, returned on the 13.46 pm train from Terespol, where their requests to seek asylum Poland were rejected. Brest, Belarus, December 7, 2016.