On 19th of December 2010 Presidential elections took place in Belarus. Oppositional protests against the election's falsification were brutally dispersed. Up to 400 people, among them 7 presidential candidates have been detained. Libereco reports daily on the further devolopments in Belarus.
Belarus has been ruled by Aleksandr Lukashenka for almost sixteen years. In this time, the post-Soviet state transformed into an isolated, authoritarian country where the violation of human rights is an everyday issue.
Repressions within the last dictatorship in Europe noticeable increase. Prosecution, intimidation and harassment of dissidents are a daily occurrence. With the imprisonment of opposionist Aleh Surhan for 6 month, Belarus reaches a new low-point in its human rights situation.