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Fair Play Beyond Sports

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#FairPlay  #Minsk2014

Press Release
NGO Statement
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 A Freedom House campaign for a Belarus
that is Free and Fair 

 

This is a year of milestones for Belarus.

 

  • Twenty years ago Aliaksandr Lukashenka was elected to his first term as president – the first and last free and fair election in the two decades of his (mis)rule.
  • Minsk will host the Ice Hockey World Championship (IHWC) May 9-25, which the government hopes will bring Belarus international attention as well as an influx of tourists.

International attention, however, should focus less on hockey and more on the human rights violations that have earned Belarus an unsought title, “The Last Dictatorship of Europe.” For two decades, Lukashenka’s government has imposed unprecedented limitations on freedoms of speech, association and assembly; hundreds of people have served prison terms on politically motivated charges. Eight political prisoners remain behind bars.

Freedom House launched the Fair Play Beyond Sports campaign to bring attention to the plight of Belarusian citizens, activists and human rights defenders.

Please join our campaign and spread the message! Read the campaign statement by Freedom House and 20 Belarusian and international NGOs.

How can you participate in the campaign?
 
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ANALYSIS VIEW
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Timeline:
20 Years of Human Rights Abuses

Testimony:
Unbridled Repression in Belarus

Report:
Democratic Change in Belarus:
A Framework for Action

Blog: Do's and Don't's in Belarus

 

Cartoon 'Las Bulbas'
takes a look at
repression in Belarus

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of political prisoners
on social media

 
Freedom in the World 2014: Belarus
Freedom of the Press 2014:
Belarus (draft)

Freedom of the Press 2014: Belarusian
Freedom on the Net 2013: Belarus
Nations in Transit 2013: Belarus