RKS Film: “When Flowers are Not Silent”: No Need for a Ukraine in Belarus at Least not Yet

What is worse than an autocrat shoving repression down the throats of the population? It is an autocrat ruling within a weakened regime that becomes even more repressive to hang on to power. Such is the story of the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenka who maintained power in what is widely regarded as a riggedContinue reading “RKS Film: “When Flowers are Not Silent”: No Need for a Ukraine in Belarus at Least not Yet”

RKS Films: “Courage”: Political Repression in Belarus

The opening 90 seconds of this 2021 documentary brilliantly depicts the courage of Belarusians demonstrating against the dictatorship of their President Lukashenko who first came to power in the 1994 election. In 1996 a referendum stripped away key powers from the Belarusian Parliament. All elections after that point have been seen as rigged by muchContinue reading “RKS Films: “Courage”: Political Repression in Belarus”

Belarus sanctions

From: Global Affairs Canada Backgrounder Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against Belarusian officials and entities in response to gross and systematic human rights violations that have been committed in Belarus. The Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations impose on listed persons a prohibition on any transaction (effectively, an asset freeze) by prohibiting persons in Canada, and Canadians outsideContinue reading “Belarus sanctions”

Canada announces more sanctions on Belarus

Canada imposes additional sanctions on Belarusian individuals and entities over attacks on human rights and fundamental freedoms From: Global Affairs Canada News release June 21, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced new sanctions against 17 individuals and 5 entities under the Special Economic Measures Act (SEMA) inContinue reading “Canada announces more sanctions on Belarus”