The contemporary political history of the Republic of Belarus

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Peaceful demonstrators reportedly beaten, 100 detained
Amnesty International, 14 March 1997. Repression of the Belarrusian Popular Front protestors of President Lukashenko's goal of joining the Russian Federation.
Belarus: Findings of Human Rights Committee confirm worsening human rights situation
International Secretariat of Amnesty International news release, 10 November 1997. Findings of UN Human Rights Committee regarding significant deterioration of human rights since 1992 in connection with political dissent and rise of executions.
Belarus bulletin
Amnesty International Urgent Action Bulletin, 16 January 1998. Extensive reliance on judicial death penalty, which is considered a violation of human rights.
Belarus bulletin
Amnesty International: Index: EUR 49/04/98, 9 April 1998. Prisoners of conscience, arrested at a large anti-government demonstration in Minsk on 2 April 1998. Political unrest, in the form of protests and demonstrations, is on the increase in Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko: a profile
By Stephen Mulvey, BBC News Online, Friday 19 June 1998. President Lukashenko knows precisely what the West thinks of him, and frequently makes clear what he thinks of the West. If he did not know, the country's secret police would tell him.
Trade unionists arrested in Belarus
ICTU OnLine, 242/981106/LD, 6 November 1998. Seven people were arrested as they were about to hand over a letter to the authorities setting out their pay claims and their demands for better working conditions.
Belorussian Agro-Industrial Trade Union Criticizes Lukashenko's Economical Policy and Repels Governmental Efforts to Establish Control over Trade Unions
Labour Russia on the Net, 12 July 2000. The Belorussian authorities are showing their discontent with the Republican Trade Union Committee which dares criticize agrarian and economic official policies in the rural areas where the situation continues to deteriorate and wages arrears grow.