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U.S. Embassy Statement

February 18, 2021 The United States Embassy condemns the political convictions and egregious prison sentences announced today to punish two Belsat journalists for their work in providing information to the public. This judicial action adds to the evidence that the authorities’ objective is not one of justice but rather an attempt to silence the media and limit the ...
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Belarus: Joint Statement

Belarus: Joint Statement by the EU Delegation on behalf of the EU Member States represented in Minsk and the Embassies of the United States, the United Kingdom and Switzerland on the harassment of rights defenders, journalists, and trade union activists   Minsk, 17/02/2021 The Belarusian authorities continue their increased harassment of the country’s civil society. ...
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U.S. EMBASSY STATEMENT

February 11, 2021 The Lukashenka regime opened its “All-Belarusian People’s Assembly” on February 11, which it claims includes representatives from across Belarus for the purpose of determining the country’s priorities for the next five years and may consider possible amendments to the country’s constitution. Yet this “All-Belarusian People’s Assembly” is neither genuine nor inclusive of Belarusian views and therefore does not address the country’s ongoing political crisis.  The government has jailed Belarusian protest leaders, activists, and dissidents – often on falsified charges – and forcibly exiled others.  The political prisoners, those in exile, and the estimated 30,000 others arrested since August 2020 deserve ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

February 10, 2021 In Belarus and around the world, United States diplomats — like diplomats from other countries — regularly attend local court proceedings, observe protests and demonstrations, and meet with members of opposition political parties and human rights defenders.  United States diplomats do this especially in cases that touch on media freedom, other fundamental ...
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U.S. Embassy announces Small Grants Program 2021

The goal of the Small Grants Program is to support civil society development in Belarus. This year we are having one call for proposals. This call for proposals will be devoted to projects that contribute to: Strengthening of local communities and improving conditions for civic initiatives and participation. Protecting disability rights, women’s and children’s rights, and supporting ...
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