As he spoke in Vilnius, Belarusian
militia were arresting some 30 persons in Minsk who were trying to demonstrate, in solidarity of those regime critics who mysteriously vanished 10 years ago, on Sept.
A 2007 Gallup Poll reveals that a majority (60%) of Belarusians
say that democracy is important for the development of their country.
in Exile are "asking the US and the EU to put the individuals depicted on the cards to be added to the sanctions list as they are directly responsible for the current situation in Belarus," according to the BiE statement.
Haraszti expressed his regret regarding the decision of Belarusian
Supreme Court, which on 18 September ruled to uphold the death sentence handed to Pavel Selyun: "I am deeply disappointed regarding the rulings of Belarusian
courts which continue to hand down death sentences to the country's citizens.
Political parties: Belarus has 15 registered political parties, including: Agrarian Party (AP); Belarusian
Communist Party (KPB); Green Party Belarusian
Social and Sports Party; Belarusian
Patriotic Movement (BPR); Belarusian
Popular Front (BNF); Belarusian
Social-Democrat Party (BSDP); Social-Democratic Hramada Party; Conservative Christian Party-BNF; United Civic Party (UCP); Liberal Democratic Party of Belarus (LDBP); Party of Communists Belarusian
(PKB); Party of Popular Accord; Republican Party of Labor and Justice (RPPS); Social Democratic Party of Popular Accord (PPA);Several of these parties exist in name only.
The "Happy Birthday Lukashenko" cartoon is part of the specially commissioned cartoons series published by Belarusians
in Exile that hopes to prompt the international community to step up sanctions against the Lukashenko regime, which still receives vast infusions of cash from West European companies despite legislation by the EU to restrict business that benefits the dictator.
We call upon the EU to use sanctions against the state-owned companies which generate the largest profits for the Belarusian
government machine, primarily exporters of crude oil, potash, and chemicals.
Germany is trading with the dictatorship" - says Ilya Lushnikov, Belarusians
in Exile spokesperson - "with this cartoon we are trying to bring attention to this fact and to urge German citizens to pose questions to the lawmakers and the government: 'Why do we support the regime with our money?
With this and other specially commissioned cartoons, Belarusians
in Exile hopes to prompt the international community to step up sanctions against Belarus, which still receives vast infusions of cash from West European companies despite legislation by the EU to restrict business that benefits the Lukashenka regime.
LONDON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Belarusian
human rights organizations have staged protests in New York and London against major financial institutions providing banking services to Belarusian
Potash Company (BPC), major currency earner for the State of Belarus.
In their letter to Deutsche Bank, "Belarusians
in Exile" said: "Funds earned by Belarusian
Potash Company finance the regime that systematically uses repression and kidnapping.
Contact: Dima Shehigelsky Belarusians
in Exile www.
in Exile', a US-based human rights group, is working to alert the US and the EU government that trading with the State Belarusian
companies means giving money for oppression in Belarus.
The cartoons are published under 'Creative Commons' license by Belarusians
in Exile, a New-York-based nonprofit group that aims to restore democratic institutions in Belarus.
The broadcast was a part of the series of interviews of major Belarusian
politicians and opposition leaders conducted by Dima Shehigelsky, co-founder of 'Belarusians
in Exile', a New York-based nonprofit group aimed at restoring and promoting democratic institutions and human rights in Belarus.