Belarus: Amnesty International Concerns in 2006

Index Number: EUR 49/003/2007

Belarus was one of the most affluent parts of the USSR, but since independence it has experienced economic decline. Disregard for political freedoms, including violations of the rights to freedom of expression and assembly, has led to international condemnation and isolation of the country. This document considers: International concern about human rights; Freedom of expression and human rights defenders; Political prisoners; Prisoners of conscience; Concern for health of a minor in detention; Violence against women; and, Death penalty.

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