Belarus: Zone of Repression
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Protesters display broken paper prison bars representing the Belarusian population in prisons and the lack of freedom in Belarus, in Krakow, Poland on August 9, 2022.
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(Berlin, January 12, 2023) – Belarusian authorities further escalated their crackdown on dissenting voices and doubled down on eviscerating the vestiges of civil society during 2022, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2023.
Belarusian authorities have prosecuted human rights defenders, journalists, lawyers, opposition politicians, trade union representatives, activists, and peaceful protesters, and brutally suppressed protests against Russia’s war on Ukraine. According to the leading Belarusian human rights group, Viasna, by the end of November, at least 1,443 …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch