Belarus

Targeted Groups
Perpetrators
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Genocide Stage(s)
  • Journalists

  • Protestors

  • Political Opposition

  • LGBTQ+ Populations

  • Belarusian Government

Emergency
Stage 6: Polarization, Stage 8: Persecution
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Country Overview

Britannica

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The Lukashenko government has beaten, detained, imprisoned, and tortured protestors while in power. Alexander Lukashenko has won every presidential election since 1994; all of his incumbent campaigns have been declared not to be free or fair. The country's recent border crisis with Poland, as well as the impending Russian invasion of neighboring Ukraine, have exasterbated political tensions.

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Page last updated:
1/21/2022

Resources

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Belarus’ ongoing protests: Examined l ABC News

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Kurapaty (1937-1941): NKVD Mass Killings in Soviet Belarus

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Genocide Watch: Belarus 2020 Report