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Input for 2024 report of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus to the Human Rights Council: Freedom of Religion or Belief in Relation to Freedom of Association

10 February 2024 In the following input for 2024 report of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus to the Human Rights Council, which is focused on freedom of association, Christian Vision

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Forum 18. BELARUS: Repressive new Religion Law imposes compulsory re-registration

11 January 2024Felix Corley, Forum 18, and Olga Glace, Forum 18 Belarus’ repressive new Religion Law – now signed and which comes into force on 5 July 2024 — continues

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Forum 18. BELARUS: Officials warn clergy not to violate strict state restrictions

4 January 2024Felix Corley, Forum 18 Olga Chemodanova, Head of Minsk City Executive Committee’s Ideology Department, warned a Minsk Orthodox Diocese clergy meeting not to violate the state’s strict restrictions.

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The Christian Vision’s Statement Demanding Immediate Release of Political Prisoner Pavel Kuchynski for Receiving Vital Medical Care

8 December 2023 A Roman Catholic believer from Maladziečna, Pavel Kuchynski, was arrested and detained on 26 January 2022 for publishing critical comments online. On 7 June 2022, the Vilejka

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Defamation of believers by the authorities and propagandisits

Believers and religious organizations are systematically subjected to insults and persecution for their Christian and civic position by government officials, the pro-government media and activists. Hate speech is widely used.

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Forum 18. BELARUS: New Life Church appeals against liquidation

14 November 2023Felix Corley, Forum 18, and Olga Glace, Forum 18 On 17 October, Minsk City Court ordered the liquidation of New Life Full Gospel Church, Yekaterina Kaverina of Minsk

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Persecution of the religious communities in Belarus through accusations of extremism

Following the2020 events, the Belarusian regime started to purge media space, identifying independent media, websites, telegram channels, social networks, as well as symbols associated with peaceful protest, as “extremist materials.”

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Forum 18. BELARUS: After church bulldozed, New Life Church faces liquidation

3 October 2023Olga Glace, Forum 18 A Minsk court will decide in a case due to begin on 6 October whether the 31-year-old New Life Full Gospel Church will be

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Forum 18. BELARUS: Is regime planning to liquidate New Life Church?

29 August 2023Felix Corley, Forum 18, and Olga Glace, Forum 18 The regime seized and demolished the place of worship of Minsk’s New Life Pentecostal Church, banned it from meeting

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Forum 18. BELARUS: Threatened with criminal prosecution for sharing faith in public

25 August 2023Felix Corley, Forum 18, and Olga Glace, Forum 18 Prosecutor Fyodor Mikhovich refused to explain why he threatened Baptist Vladimir Burshtyn with criminal prosecution if he continues to

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Forum 18. BELARUS: Pastor jailed – to stop him attending «extremist materials» hearing?

16 August 2023Olga Glace, Forum 18 Since 11 July, Minsk’s New Life Church faces multiple new regime investigations into a summer camp accident, a renewed massive tax demand it strongly

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Forum 18. BELARUS: Bulldozers destroy Minsk church

22 June 2023Olga Glace, Forum 18 Evicted from its church building in February 2021, banned from meeting for worship in the church car park, Minsk’s New Life Pentecostal Church has

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Forum 18. BELARUS: Draft Religion Law «playing on formal appearance of legality»

15 June 2023Felix Corley, Forum 18, and Olga Glace, Forum 18 The regime has published the text of a restrictive draft new Religion Law, due to be discussed by the

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