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UN human rights chief raises alarm over ‘systematic crackdown’ in Belarus

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00:56 sec | Last week

UN human rights chief raises alarm over ‘systematic crackdown’ in Belarus

"A systematic crackdown against dissents in belarus's continuing months since the country's disputed presidential election last year you and rights chief. Michelle basch has told the human rights council in comments to member states on thursday. The high commissioner for human rights insisted that curbs on demonstrators had got worse. Since last august poll returned president alexander lukashenko to office claims that belarus has rejected those protests led to mass arbitrary arrests and detentions of largely peaceful demonstrators along with hundreds of allegations of torture and ill-treatment ms bachelet explained before noting that not one of the hundreds of complaints. Facts of torture and ill-treatment had been investigated. The commission highlighted concerns about government proposals which would reportedly enable harsher punishments. Those taking part in peaceful demonstrations from now on today nearly two hundred and fifty people have received prison sentences on allegedly politically motivated charges linked to the twenty twenty presidential election. Ms bachelet

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Belarus Court Sentences Journalists to 2 Years in Prison

Morning Edition

00:50 sec | 2 weeks ago

Belarus Court Sentences Journalists to 2 Years in Prison

"Has sentenced to journalists who were arrested for live streaming protests of the country's president, Alexander Lukashenko. Charles Maynes. Reports each will spend two years in prison cat Serena Andre of A and R E. A chilled Sova. Both young Belarussian journalists with the Poland based Bell SAT news channel were detained last November. Authorities accused the journalist of coordinating protesters as they live stream coverage of a demonstration against violence by the security forces of Lukashenka more than 30,000 people and dozens of journalists have been arrested in a violent crackdown on protests against Lukashenko's rule following a contested presidential election last August. Lukashenko claims he won a landslide victory to six straight term in office, while his opponents and Western nations argued the vote was rigged to extend Lukashenko's more than quarter century hold on power. NPR

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Prelate blocked for months by Belarus resigns Minsk post

Hefren-Tillotson's Your Money and You

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

Prelate blocked for months by Belarus resigns Minsk post

"The Vatican says Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Minsk arts archbishop who had been blocked for months by Belarusian authorities from returning to his homeland after criticizing a crackdown on anti government protesters there. Monsen, your teddy use con risk of it's in charge of the Minsk Amalia of diocese had only returned to Belarus on December 24th just in time to celebrate Christmas Mass. That was nearly four months after he was blocked entry while traveling back from a religious visit to Poland. The impasse ended last month after Francis sent a former Vatican ambassador to Belarus. To Minsk to meet with authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko. The Vatican announced the resignation on Sunday.

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UN rights chief laments worsening situation in Belarus

BBC Newshour

00:52 sec | 3 months ago

UN rights chief laments worsening situation in Belarus

"Michelle Bacha less has called on the authorities in Belarus to release people arrested in protests following the disputed presidential election. In August, Thousands of opposition supporters have been detained over demonstrations calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. Is our Geneva correspondent image in folks far from improving the situation in Belarus appears to be deteriorating. Michelle Bachelet said her office has reports of 1700 arrests in the first half of November alone. And while the demonstrations were overwhelmingly peaceful, she added, The use of force against protesters appears systematic tear gas, water cannon, rubber bullets and stun grenades have all been deployed. And there are also multiple reports of torture or degrading treatment of those detained. The inspector

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Belarus opens nuclear plant opposed by neighboring Lithuania

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:32 sec | 4 months ago

Belarus opens nuclear plant opposed by neighboring Lithuania

"The first nuclear power plant in Belarus has opened over the objections of neighboring Lithuania. The plant is about 25 miles away from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. President Alexander Lukashenko of Beller says the Russian built and finance plant quote will serve as an impetus for attracting the most advanced technologies Lithuanians, authorities have handed out free iodine pills to residents living near the Belarus border in case of a leak. Russia's state nuclear corporation insists it conforms to the highest

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US citizen detained in Belarus is released, Pompeo says

Richard Eeds

00:35 sec | 4 months ago

US citizen detained in Belarus is released, Pompeo says

"An American citizen who has been detained in Belarus for three months has finally returned to the U. S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says totally clear off who allegedly worked with an opposition blogger and helped organize illegal rallies returned to the U. S last night clear off, had been critical of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko just before he was detained. His wife, Heather is a U S diplomat who told reporters last month that has helped was an immediate danger when he developed symptoms of covert 19 while he was in jail. She'll Europe is now in a U. S hospital undergoing medical checks but is reportedly in good health.

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Belarus 'people’s ultimatum' protest met with violent crackdown

Managing to be Wealthy with John Sestina

00:25 sec | 4 months ago

Belarus 'people’s ultimatum' protest met with violent crackdown

"Thousands of people again marched peacefully through Belarus's capital, Minsk, demanding Alexander Lukashenko leave power. The protests appeared to be the biggest in weeks they were to back up on ultimatum from the opposition. The Lukashenko either step down by Sunday night or face a national strike. The authorities answer was unmistakable. Police attacked the end of the protest for the barrage of stun grenades. This's ABC News

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Belarus protests: Nationwide strike to go ahead, says opposition leader

BBC Newshour

00:17 sec | 4 months ago

Belarus protests: Nationwide strike to go ahead, says opposition leader

"Services in Belarus of fired stun grenades at demonstrators in the capital Minsk, who are calling for the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko. They have been reports that riot police have also fired rubber bullets. The opposition says there'll be a general strike on Monday.

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Police in Belarus disperse another protest, detain scores

The Joe Pags Show

00:22 sec | 4 months ago

Police in Belarus disperse another protest, detain scores

"In Belarus detained scores of demonstrators pushing for the resignation of the country's authoritarians leader. After an August election widely seen as manipulated, hundreds of students marched across the capital, demanding the president Alexander Lukashenko stepped down. They were blocked by police, who rounded up some and forced others to disperse their been daily protests since the election.

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European Union Prime Ministers Reject Sanctions On Belarus

BBC Newshour

00:21 sec | 5 months ago

European Union Prime Ministers Reject Sanctions On Belarus

"Union foreign ministers have rejected a German proposal to impose sanctions on the disputed president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko. Um, but in a statement, the You warned that it would add him to the 40 Belarussians already hit by U sanctions if the situation didn't improve. It condemned police violence against peaceful protesters.

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Belarus: Dozens arrested as police blast protesters with water cannon

Monocle 24: The Briefing

08:20 min | 5 months ago

Belarus: Dozens arrested as police blast protesters with water cannon

"Riot police in Belarus have deployed water cannon and stun grenades to break mouse protests in the capital. Minsk demonstrations gripped the country since Alexander Lukashenko's disputed election victory in August. But critics say the authorities are now routinely using violence to suppress political dissent will join in studio here in Zurich by monocle twenty, four security correspondent. Ben. Ben Who is also a researcher at the. Center for Security. Studies at eight here in Zurich and is an expert on Bellarusse good afternoon. Welcome to the roofing. Thanks can often and tyler. Let's start as this is something that we've been living with since August and like many things with the news agenda other stories have overtaken Belarus in away but bring us up to date on really what is happening. As we said, we've seen obviously what is seen as as a spike in violence by the government but where where do we stand right now? Indeed. This is the yesterday was the tenth Sunday of protests including election, Sunday? Exactly ten weeks ago that we've seen massive protests in better than we talking hundred thousand people or more particularly in the capital means but in other cities across the country, the thing is it's probably hasn't has hasn't been in the headlines as much as in previous weeks is that indeed, there has sadly not been any political progress that these this protest movement has achieved, the government keeps cracking down. On protests and this Sunday was yet again, more violent than previous Sundays. So we've seen disturbing videos of people being beaten up in the streets in prisons and hundreds of arrests set again including lots of journalists you mentioned that this is it's it's nationwide and but of course, obviously, the focus is probably on the capital. Are there other areas where you would say that also that there is more attention to you see greater agitation towards frontiers or anywhere else in the country? Sutton in the foreign policy realm, we've seen an escalation as in the EU and contacting you for ministers are discussing sanctions against betters on this very day we've seen this realm escalating in a sentence number of countries have not only enacted sanctions against Belarus officials. We've also seen nine countries currently pulling back staring Bassedas from as a signal of discontent. So that's certainly an escalation and that includes all of Belarus neighbors apart from Russia including, for example, Ukraine with which relations have so far been actually quite quite quite cozy, and this is certainly an escalation. Domestically, we actually shouldn't even talk about the tenth Sunday of protests which was yesterday, but maybe about the sixty four, th day of protests because we focus on these massive rallies in the capital as you said, but as local activism across the country and particularly local neighborhoods where people probably feel more safe from government repression and there's been for anywhere from concerts, small gatherings, distributing leaflets, hanging out flags, these white red white flags of the opposition that we've seen everywhere and even honking by bus drivers honking bye-bye trains. There's these many quiet signs of solidarity that Belarussians have. Given each other over these weeks. But indeed, no political progress whatsoever as someone who's spent time in the country what do you think the the political divide looks like I say political divide. I mean for the man and woman on the street are we talking about? Could you say there's a twenty thirty percent hard line know super pro Lukashenko backer of versus the rest of the country countrymen. Do you see people buy into the vision and he'd it's obviously very hard to say because we lack reliable survey data this moment but there is room about exactly these twenty to thirty percent which are still staunch supporters of Lukashenka, and that can. Be for very material reasons because they owe their positions in government jobs or the social benefits. This very government I would doubt though that these would be the people who would go out and rally in his favor because I think I've said it in the past as well about Belarussians that tend to be quite pragmatic because there is so little way to voice wants political opinion. that. They look they have the need to make ends meet and that certainly a factor. But what we can tell the shore is that there's a majority that is unhappy with the way the country is ruled and with his person in particular maybe less. So with the political system as such but certainly, with Lukashenka, he's lost all legitimacy in the eyes of majority of Belarussians. How they behave in their everyday life is certainly a different story. We we only see in the end, a minority that goes out to protest and shows their faces. Towards to authorities because obviously, they will become a target of repression and we've seen so many instances of arrests. Also of people being snatched from their own homes from the streets of from. So people are hesitating but the certainly majority that wants to see taint change and won't have any to emphasize everyone so far is peaceful apart from state security forces and that's quite remarkable given. It's been months since the protests that we haven't seen any escalation on that end if we turn to Brussels and e ministers, the discussion that they will be having today the the probably having it right now. Aside from recalling ambassadors, which is, of course, is is wonderful symbolism but I guess when we talk about potential sanctions, one would be thinking clearly economic where can the EU and well I, mean I guess. The. The first point we have to recognize as well that there is an a manufacturing base there are a number of big companies are you based companies that manufactured Belarus the not probably slapping not right at the front of or at least that made in Belarus on the front of their labels but nevertheless, you do have an economic base which is based on manufacturing what, what can e you do and how hard will the EU push on sanctions Indeed so so far we've seen sanctions against the vigil individuals to say we've seen in the past as well. So we talk ministers, we tone security heads of security forces currently not look Shaneco himself, but that may change, for example, German foreign minister, high comas also for sanctions against Lukashenko. Deed this very limited political signals that the US currently sending can send whereas economic sanctions as you indicate, that could particularly be restrictions for access to capital same as a sanctions against Russia. In certain areas those would certainly hurt the regime more particularly the. Elite that is still dependent on Lukashenko as well and the state-owned enterprises that are important factor in Belarus the problem with that, and that's really the pickle you for ministers are in first of all this hurts. European. Companies probably negligible but second, it hurts workers in Belarus themselves. People working in it in factories, they will lose their jobs, they will lose their income and the only access to capital to investment. will be left for Belarussian authorities will be. Russia. So this dependence on Russia is already. So high would only increase and that's part of the hesitation of EU officials indeed to enact such broad sanctions that will not hurt the public but also make Belarus more dependent on Russia and just before we go, you're finishing up a paper on the Belarus topic right now as well. will it be available for listeners to consume when it to hit screens? It will certainly be published anytime soon we haven't. Put pitcher with a specific institution it but it will be on Belarussian civil society, which indeed is very tricky because we've seen in a way the remake awakening of civil society these days but this decentralized nature is grassroots movement that we see is so strong. It's so convincing box decentralized nature lack of organization lack of centralized leadership is actually part of their weakness as well. So. We're looking at that how does protest move and translate into political force? Begnaud, Zog for you Bennasar, our security correspondent here in Europe

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Tens of thousands rally in Minsk, police use water cannon

NPR News Now

00:21 sec | 5 months ago

Tens of thousands rally in Minsk, police use water cannon

"Another Day of massive street demonstrations in the Belorussian capital. Minsk tens of thousands of protesters continued demand, President Alexander Lukashenko. Step down charging his reelection in August was rigged and demanding political prisoners be freed police responded by turning water cannons on them.

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Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 5 months ago

Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

"President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus joining a small group of world leaders who've also been infected the president is not alone among world leaders to get could be nineteen Britain's Boris Johnson got sick in April and in hospital spent a short period in intensive care than Brazil's president diables tomorrow announced his illness in July and used it to public extol hydroxy chloride Quinn the unproven malaria drug that he promoted as a treatment for Kevin nineteen I was taking himself another Belarus's Alexander Lukashenko who dismissed concerns about the virus as a psychosis and recommended drinking vodka to stay healthy said in July he contracted it himself but was a symptomatic I'm Charles and the late that's my

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Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 5 months ago

Trump joins growing list of virus-infected world leaders

"President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus joining a small group of world leaders who've also been infected the president is not alone among world leaders to get could be nineteen Britain's Boris Johnson got sick in April and in hospital spent a short period in intensive care than Brazil's president diables tomorrow announced his illness in July and used it to public extol hydroxy chloride Quinn the unproven malaria drug that he promoted as a treatment for Kevin nineteen I was taking himself another Belarus's Alexander Lukashenko who dismissed concerns about the virus as a psychosis and recommended drinking vodka to stay healthy said in July he contracted it himself but was a symptomatic I'm Charles and the late that's my

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UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus president, officials

The World

00:35 sec | 5 months ago

UK, Canada impose sanctions on Belarus president, officials

"Has imposed sanctions on Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, his son and six other government officials more from NPR's frank length in London. The UK will freeze Lukashenko's assets and institute a travel ban in coordination with Canada. The British government is responding to the apparent rigging of the August presidential election and suppression of the resulting street protests. Britain's Foreign office cited the torture and mistreatment of hundreds of peaceful demonstrators taken into custody. Vuk said Lukashenko has quote refused to engage in dialogue with the opposition, choosing instead to double down on his violent repression.

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100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests

BBC World Service

00:52 sec | 5 months ago

100,000 march in Belarus capital on 50th day of protests

"In Belarus. Hundreds of protestors have been arrested in another weekend of demonstrations, calling on President Alexander Lukashenko to step down NPR's Lucy in Kim reports thousands of protesters filled the capital Minsk. Saying they were having a people's inauguration for opposition leader said Lana Oska, who was forced into exile by the Belarussian regime. Protests have rattled Belarus ever since Alexander Lukashenko claimed a landslide in a disputed election last month. On Wednesday he held a secret inauguration ceremony to take his six term in office, the European Union and the US do not consider Lukashenko to be Belarus is legitimate leader. French president Emmanuel Macron said in a newspaper interview that Belarus was in a crisis of authoritarian power hanging on by force and that Lukashenko must step down.

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Dozens Arrested as Protests Against Lukashenko Continue in Belarus

BBC Newshour

00:23 sec | 5 months ago

Dozens Arrested as Protests Against Lukashenko Continue in Belarus

"Today for the seventh Sunday in a row, Tens of thousands of people marched through the center of the capital Minsk, calling for President Alexander Lukashenko to step down. As expected. The security forces were also there with their masks and unmarked vans unable to stop the main event, but drank ng away people as they assembled in smaller

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"lukashenko" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:45 min | 5 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KCRW

"To Belarus, where protests continue a month and a half after a presidential election and election, the U. S and its European allies say was neither free nor fair. Now the country's long time leader, Alexander Lukashenko, has been inaugurated for 1/6 term in a secret ceremony. NPR's Lucien Kim reports from Moscow on Wednesday morning Alexander Lukashenko's motorcade's race down Independence Avenue in the Belarussian capital Minsk. He entered the presidential residence filled with hundreds of his loyalists. The inauguration had not been announced, and no foreign delegations, not even from Russia. Lukashenko's strongest backers, Lukashenko took the oath of office with his right hand on the constitution, swearing to serve the Belarussian people. Whether they still want to be served by him is another question. Lukashenko's claimed have 1 80% of the vote in August presidential election sparked weeks of protests and a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators condemned by human rights organizations. Lukashenko's main opponent, Svetlana Tekin. Oska called the inauguration ceremony a farce and said she was the only leader chosen by the Belarussian people. The Russians again took to the streets rat. You're fired, demonstrators chanted in the town of breast and video shared widely on social media. Lukashenko has angered many Belarussians by calling peaceful protesters. Rats.

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Weeks After Disputed Election, Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated

NPR's World Story of the Day

02:06 min | 5 months ago

Weeks After Disputed Election, Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated

"Let's go overseas now to Europe to Belarus where protests continue a month and a half after a presidential election, an election, the US and its European allies say was neither free nor fair. Now, the country's longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko has been inaugurated for a sixth term in a secret ceremony. NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow on Wednesday morning Alexander Lukashenko's motorcade race down independence avenue. In the Belorussian capital Minsk, he entered the presidential residence filled with hundreds of his loyalists. Some. Mortgage. The inauguration at not been announced. No foreign delegations, not even from Russia Lukashenko's strongest backer salsa. President the. Lowest Lukashenko took the oath of office with his right hand on the Constitution swearing to serve the Belorussian people. Whether, they still want to be served by him is another question. LUKASHENKA's claimed at one eighty percent of the vote in August. Presidential election sparked weeks of protests and a brutal police crackdown on demonstrators condemned by human rights organisations. Lukashenko's main opponent No Ska called the inauguration ceremony a farce and said, she was the only leader chosen by the Belorussian people. Belorussians again took to the streets. Rat you're fired chemistry chanted into town of breast in a video shared widely on social media. Lukashenko has angered many Belorussians by calling peaceful protesters rats. After the inauguration crescendo, put on a military uniform and met with soldiers who pledged loyalty to him. But look shanks problem is not only that his own people consider him illegitimate. Most of Europe does to. Lucian, Kim NPR News Moscow.

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"lukashenko" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

WORT 89.9 FM

01:40 min | 5 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM

"R t 89.9 FM Madison. Just think. She's yoga. Hello, I'm oily McCue with the BBC News. Large numbers of Belarusians have turned out to protest against the sudden swearing in nerve. Alexander Lukashenko to 1/6 term as president following last month's disputed election. Mr Lukashenko swearing in ceremony was unannounced and held before an invited audience of several 100 officials and guests. Any able hard reports. The message from the protesters in Minsk was clear. Alexander Lukashenko might call himself president. But it's not something they recognize some war fake crowns to mock him. One demonstrators placard read. The King has no clothes. But Mr Lukashenko does still command the security forces there out in large numbers right. Police have bean detaining some protesters and using water cannon to disperse Others. The man who's ruled Belarus for 26 uninterrupted years shows no sign of stepping down. At his inauguration. He said he had no right to abandon his country Folk. The U. S City of Louisville in Kentucky is bracing for an announcement on whether police officers will be charged over the killing of an African American movement in March. A case of Briana Taylor has beena focus off the black lives matter Protests across the United States. She was shot multiple times during a botched drug raid on her apartment. Interim Louisville Police chief Robert Schroeder says they're prepared for any eventuality in the community. We've all heard the rumors. We all know something's come in. We don't know.

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"lukashenko" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:09 min | 5 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"The news Hello. I'm anemic you with the BBC News. The European Commission has proposed a new system for managing the divisive issue of migration and asylum in which all member states will be obliged to show sold Garrity solidarity with frontline states. Member states would be expected either to relocate numbers of successful asylum seekers or sponsored the return of those whose applications air rejected. It also aims to improve screening, speed up the processing of claims, strengthen external borders and reinforce partnerships with countries of origin and transit. Countries such as Poland and Hungary have fiercely opposed the concept of compulsory real occassions. In the past, the head of the European Commission, or SEL, F. Underline, said Europe had to move away from what she said had Bean an ad hoc approach to migration. The commission's package on migration and asylum. Offers a fresh start. We want to live up to our values and at the same time face the challenges of a globalized world. One of Belarus is main opposition leaders. Planet even off scare has denounced the sudden inauguration of Alexander Lukashenko to a six presidential term following disputed elections last month. She called it an attempt to seize power and demanded fresh free and fair elections. Another exiled member of the opposition council, Pablo Leticia, has called home Belarusians to start a campaign of civil disobedience. In a break with convention. Mr Lukashenko's swearing in ceremony was unannounced and was not broadcast on state radio or television since the election, which was widely viewed as rigged. Belarus has seen massive popular protests, but Mr Lukashenko sounded defiant, dense to play any of those nous Presidenta the day off the inauguration off the president is the day of our convincing victory. We did not just elected the president of the country. We defended our values our peaceful life our sovereignty on independence..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on WTVN

WTVN

01:54 min | 6 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on WTVN

"The crowd in the country's independence square at over 100,000 demanding the ouster of longtime autocratic President Alexander Lukashenko Since the disputed election earlier this month has this serious procession of protestors that just keeps pouring in this square. In the center of many tens of thousands of people is again a massive demonstration against President Alexander Lukashenko. You can hear them chanting Lee leave! Around the sweat. There are many, many security officers holding patterns in mass. ABC is Patrick Grieve, Elin Mints, Lukashenko was seen brandishing a rifle and wearing body armour as he load all is you strode off a helicopter that landing at his residence. In Britain there wrestling with the same issue. As the U. S is back to school time arrived. Experts their way in Children are more likely to be hardened by staying away from school than from being exposed to Cove in 19, according to Britain's top medical officers, they say studies show not going to school hurts Children's ability to succeed in life and could worsen physical and mental health issues also say Children are less likely than I don't Contract the virus and have exceptionally low risk of dying from the illness. The statement comes as parents and teachers are concerned about re opening schools next month. It's unclear whether British Reese to account the threat of community spread You neon ABC NEWS. This is ABC News. And Donald Trump really beat Joe Biden. NOW blitz. A new bestseller, by David Horowitz reveals President Trump's Riel game plan. Rush Limbaugh says Blitz predicts Trump Will Win in a landslide mark 11 calls Blitz the indispensable book of the 2020 election. It's already a New York Times bestseller, Get Blitz Or check out the free offer and save $28 Just go online to blitz 411 dot com Or call 800 Newsmax. That's 800 Newsmax Get blitz today. Richard can to ABC News..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:48 min | 6 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, is ordering his military to be on high alert. He's accusing NATO of building up forces near the Belarusian border is Teri Schultz reports from Brussels. NATO is rejecting the allegation. President Lukashenko made his latest claims that NATO troops in Lithuania and Poland ER, stirring up the situation inside Belarus. As he inspected troops near the Polish border. NATO spokesperson Wanna land guess who calls the allegations baseless, She says NATO poses no threat to Belarus or any other country and has no military buildup in the region. Lithuania and Poland have also rejected the claims. When guess WHO says NATO calls on Minsk to demonstrate full respect for fundamental rights Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has criticized Belarussian authorities brutal crackdown on pro democracy protesters. Lukashenko Saturday ordered his defence minister to implement the most stringent measures to protect the country's borders and scheduled military drills for later this week. Russia has a defense pact with Belarus and has offered assistance. For NPR News. I'm Teri Schultz in Brussels. Hundreds of Republican delegates are meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina. Preparing for tomorrow's kickoff of the GOP's mostly virtual national convention. President Trump is expected to participate in all four nights on the eve of the political convocation. Several news organizations are releasing tapes of President Trump's sister, retired Judge Maryanne Trump, Barry. Calling him a liar and a phoney as NPR's Mara Liasson reports Maryanne Trump. Barry has never spoken publicly about her brother. The tapes were secretly recorded without Berries. Knowledge by Trump's niece married Trump. Who has written a scathingly critical book about her uncle. Much of the content and the tapes was reported in the book and the criticisms that Trump is cruel, a brat and a bully out only for himself, and that he had someone take his college entrance exams for him is consistent with what many others who knew and worked with Trump before he became president have said about him. Mara Liasson. NPR news This is NPR Live from the news. I'm Queen Achim. The Seas. EU lightning complex fire that's raging in southern San Matteo and Northern Santa Cruz counties has grown to 67,000 acres and is currently 5% contained. That's according to Cal fire. As of last night, 115 structures have been destroyed and evacuation orders for nearly 80,000 people remain in place. Fire officials are warning people to be prepared to evacuate is dry. Thunderstorms are expected for later today and could continue to early next week. Quids Julie Chang reports the Bay Area facing three major sets of wild fires caused by lightning from last week's dry thunderstorms. The National Weather Service says the entire region is expected to get hit again. As another storm moves north from the central coast to the Bay Area and then into the North Bay. Cindy Palmer, a meteorologist with the Weather Agency, says this will be a smaller storm compared to last week. But we can expect dusty, erratic winds, which would make current fires or worse. You may have remember the ones that we saw last week and they were in the 50 to 60 mile an hour range. That is a possibility again, Palmer says. They're also worried about dry lightning, which could start new fires. Cal fire is already stretched to its full capacity and under resourced with all stations responding. Cal fire to Sean Cavanaugh said at a press briefing Saturday that residents, especially those in rural areas, should be getting ready to evacuate at a moments notice areas that are starting to come out to party office. Please occurred of orders. He's ready to go..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

02:52 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"A really competent camp that very quickly overwhelmed the president's like all of the state repressive measures he'd spent decades building up and it kind of works I'm going to quote next year from a write up in vox quote experts. told me Lukashenko usually allow some opposition candidates to run against him doing. So let's the regime keep the appearance of a fair election and also allows those with grievances to address them once in a while hoping complaints die down soon after the vote that seems to have happened in this case, but the president also didn't seem to threatened by. Sky. Candidacy one reason was that taken off sky had no political experience at all. In fact, she'd never spoken at a political rally before the other was that Lukashenko hold sexist outdated views of women societies not mature enough to vote for a woman. He said in July adding that the weight of the presidency would lead her to collapse the poor thing. But taken off sky it didn't collapse under pressure instead she united the opposition and brought hundreds of thousands of people into the streets and support. So, yeah. They put together this campaign like they have like the sign for this campaign was like a heart fist in a fist bumping position. And A V for victory end. Yeah. It it all it all works. Fast Roots Movement led by a woman is a vibe led by three women. Yeah it's it's definitely vibe and because protesters have this they have this vote tracking system that they've all set up together independently. They're able to like keep track of how the votes are actually going win. The government lies about it, which is what happens you know there's an election. The early polls which seemed to be like the the credible polls suggests that about eighty percent of people voted for Svetlana Lana The government claims that eighty percent of people voted for Lukashenko, which again has happened every election. But this time when he claimed that he'd won by an overwhelming margin everyone knew it was alive because they were all online talking to each other. So and you'll hear this in interviews people being like, well, I just assumed he must have a bunch of. Supporters Elsewhere and like so I that's why he kept winning. But now people were online with hundreds of thousands of their citizens and everyone was saying like no none of us voted for now we all in communication. We know who voted for this guy wasn't it? Yeah. We're all talking and so so that's what takes all these people out into the streets and we're going to talk a little more about what happened next But I, you know what's better than going to the streets But buying the products. To pay in the rat wheel of capitalism, which provides us with satisfactory. Answers to all of our needs that are so much better than getting out in the streets and. Breaking Windows, all of that bad stuff you don't need with..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

04:39 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Do know that Belarusians were so desperate at the complete lack of support provided by the government that they started taking to go fund me and massive numbers one campaign purchase more than one hundred and thirty thousand dollars, worth of respirators for doctors and nurses with. Sixteen dollars a piece on the streets. Okay. Because like there just weren't masks available some people people have been crowdfunding basic medical supplies for their doctors. In Belarus a supposedly social estate because the government just refused to admit that the coronavirus was a thing and it is weird that like you've got Belarus the closest thing we have to the US are left on the planet except I? Don't know maybe Cuba or something and you've got the United States, which is you know this bastion of capitalism and they both kind of wound up in the same position. Yeah. We're civilians were crying crowdfunding yes about. This is this is a sign of a perfect working system when you have people having to use the crowd funding site for their medical care this yeah. This is a sign that everything is everything is fine. Nothing is wrong. Yeah it's it's great. For his part Lukashenko Yeah refused to cancel any He he just yeah. Anyway over the years Lukashenko clearly grew comfortable with the idea that his words could manipulate dictate reality. You know he could change his own birthday like his dad or whatever like at a whim for whatever was politically convenient and again kind of like we saw with trump he ran into the corona virus, which is this thing that like. You can't manipulate fake your way light it. Yeah. It's just a virus in it will get you sick if you don't take certain precautions But you know it he let it spread like wildfire through Belarus in that sucked and it happened to be also that this year was a presidential election and so the kind of campaigning season started just as the corona virus was really biting and the economy was hitting a nosedive and there was no way for him to hide the Rot Right? You can't as the president claim I kept everything stable while people are sick and out of it, it's hard to just propaganda this one away. Exactly. You know there's a certain point at which the lying does. Not Work a government poll taken in April of two thousand twenty found that only a third Belarus trusted the president opposition candidate, and this is again a poll, his own government really always my favorite type of pole. Yeah. Great results. Opposition candidates begin to come out of the woodwork to oppose his rule There were three of them initially One of them was a.

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

02:51 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Putin seems to broadly be kind of have been relatively pissed in recent years particularly in the last year and has responded by jacking up oil prices against towards Belarus and fucking with the state of their exports to Russia, which is kind of helped to crater the Belarusian economy. Now, all of this has meant that for the last few years Bellarusse has. been anything but stable Lukashenko has continued to talk a good game about socialism but he's reverted to the same sort of austerity measures that we see in western countries. He's raised the age for drying out your pension basically raise the retirement age He started permitting moderate unemployment. It used to be like impossible basically to be unemployed in Belorussia are Belarus and Yeah he's allowed unemployment as a result of the fact that they're just was not enough money to force it and that's brought political turmoil because people are seeing themselves losing access to some of these like state institutions that had at least been like kind of Sav on the fact that he didn't have much freedom since two thousand, eight Lukashenko solution to this has been periodically loosen up the rules. Allow his political opponents to organize and advocate for whatever it is. They happen to want is like a safety valve you know things are getting worse and worse. So I might as well like give them an opportunity. Yeah and you also get to figure out WHO's The bested organizing resistance and throw them dark cells And he kind of developed he he he had a history of being relatively smart about approaching some of these protest movements. So for example, when mine workers went on strike over a delay in wage payments and demanded to be allowed to join a new non state owned a Union Lukashenko made sure that they got their money and they got a fifty percent raise. But then as soon as that was done, he fired all of the leaders who organized the strike and he also fired all of the heads of the new union fell..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

05:25 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"He then added if you have any doubts about my health, let's take skates and skis and tomorrow we will try. Let's run ten kilometers. If you come first then tomorrow you will be president. I Love I. Love the good system dictatorship of the marathon. Oh, my favorite political system. It would be cool. If I could just challenge the president to fucking ten k. the president. This is what I hope. I would I would. So beat the president at attending. The thing is now is because the election here is such a big mess. We could just have Joe Biden challenge trump to a push up contest, and then the winner just be precedent I I mean has he kind of always already? Talked about that. But now that could be the way we win the presidency I don't have. Woman. And see what happens. No I don't think either of them. Could I don't know if I think either of them could do one good push-up I'm going to be on I don't think so either. But if we want their trash, they're so old and trash but Kamala Kamala could could do more pushups and pence I'm fairly sure. Yeah probably. But they can't be on the stage together 'cause. It's against his religion to sweat near a woman he's not married to So I don't think he's going to agree to that in the first place. So Yeah That's a weird one Now I think the Best Lukashenko Propaganda I've come across is again from that Belarus country study guide that was produced with help from the Belarusian government and I wanted to read a few fun fund Lukashenko facts that they put out in their like. Broken Belarusian to English translated taxed because it's fun. Lukashenko his always willingly indulged in sport. The head of the State is sure that enormous. Strain, he undergoes every day. Nervous threats can be removed by activity going in for sport. That's great. Yeah. Although every minute of presidents time schedule is entered in the records he tries to find time amidst the state affairs to come up to a bookshelf to come up to a bookshelf. Reading books for him is a most pleasant occupation. He obtained satisfaction whenever he gets acquainted with technological novelties with latest achievements of the scientific mind seems like a real eccentric fellow you obtain satisfaction from a technological novelty earlier today and then broken broke immediately. Never. headphone yeah. I, love the way they describe come. When he needs a relaxation, he comes up to a bookshelf. That's what I do and I feel relaxed. I'd go up to my shelf and reading. Is the most pleasant occupation. So over the last twenty, some years Shaka's political agenda has evolved from a vague platform of anti corruption to more or less supporting return to the old Soviet economic system with minor market elements. The private sector has been kept pretty consistently at twenty to thirty percent of the GDP and Belarus industry has kept chugging along doing large part. To Russian support not only did Russia's sell cheap oil the Belarus but they bought the Soviet style products still maiden its factory. So all of the like the Kirkland brand products in in Russia are all from Belarus so like you can get like stove that's made somewhere else in the world or if you WANNA cheap stove that just works you get the. The. Brand Yeah. Any other up like in that? That's part of what has kept their economy chugging along short So, Yeah Lukashenko, pretty much based his entire political capital on stability but most of that stability has been an allusion. For example, for most of his time in power Belarus shot to provide workers with an average monthly wage.

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

04:45 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Bad but I do not. AGAI- great clause to start us out. He has a lot of good. Said at the Word Butts. Recurring theme lesbians are bad but I do not condemn them as with gaze. Understanding I think it's absolutely unacceptable and negative. Okay it's good. So The distinction he. Less he's not finding. A. Great I'M NOT GONNA condemn them or A strong anti. Lesbian. WHO's really? There those gays? Yeah. Real problems look I feel fine condemning those. Yeah Again Lukashenko is like a lot of people you grew up with in your small, the southern. Community Anyway Luca Shaka's cultural conservatism manifest itself in his attitudes towards the Russian Orthodox Church summed up by the statement he made tweet church patriarch quote. Thank God. Our church does not suffer from the infections that have crossed the Western church referring to the Catholic Church. There we have heard it all pedophilia gayness environmentalism what the hell is going on. The TRIFECTA. Gayness that environmentalist the three evils of society yeah. We're getting sick here too. So I think the Orthodox Church and state or not working well enough here we cannot afford to lose a whole generation of people. You can't afford to lose that to environmentalists on the no real shea environmentalism and it's cousin gayness could really just ruin the youth with those. Yeah. in two thousand fourteen after Russia's annexation of Crimea. Lukashenko share control over a united Russia slash Belarus with Vladimir Putin telling an interviewer on Ukrainian TV I told Putin that after the Crimea annexation people might no longer call me Europe's last dictator. yeah, I. Don't know it's interesting because he also held like peace a peace summit in. Minsk that helped bring him closer to NATO over the whole issue. He kept doing that whole weird like jumping in to both sides with both feet sorta thing..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

03:30 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"That's what makes it as place as part of journalism. Yeah. So yeah and again. For most of this period like Lukashenko there, there would be kind of regular frustration with aspects of state repression but most of the country was kind of on board with things just because like things were pretty stable, there was like slow steady economic growth Bellarusse kept enough of the old Soviet area institutions around to ensure social inequality remained very low Bellarusse has one. Of. The lowest levels of social inequality of any place in the world So you didn't see a lot of like regular people on the street nobody had nobody was really rich like they wouldn't have known anybody who had like a lot but also like you didn't know anybody who was dirt poor for most of the history of Lukashenko's rain like people people. There wasn't like it wasn't like you. You wouldn't see homeless people on the street or whatever right and so people were like well, at least things are stable and we don't have to worry about like all of these like you look over Albanian in other places that like experimented with capitalism suddenly in the nineties and they they wound up like people lost everything and wound up on the street like that didn't really happen in Belarus. So that made that helped him like maintain policy and they were still kind of quasi Marxist for a little bit. Yeah. Aspects of it like it's one of those things where people actual Marxists and stuff will point out like a bunch of ways in which that actually is not the case. People, people pointing out differences between Marxism really I'm shocked. But yeah, it broadly speaking life in Belarus continued on for under under. Lukashenko. Pretty similarly to how it had been under the Soviet Union and that is in good ways and that like. People continued to be able to benefit from sort of some of these state institutions that got taken away and other parts of Eastern, Europe, and in the bad ways, and that like there was still massive political repression and no real free no real like freedom to to pick your own political leaders or whatever. early on in his reign Lukashenko earned the nickname vodka, which means father in. That's broadly how he's attempted to portray himself ever sense like the father of the Belarusian people and this kind of dictate differs a lot from dictators like Qaddafi Turkmenbashi or the Kim's because he never portrayed himself as a super human figure like he he preferred to kind of the image he seems to prefer himself as. Like as a farmer. So there's a lot of propaganda about how Lukashenko you know as opposed to like the the what you from the Kim's where it's like, oh, they built a rocket ship or whatever they invented the game of golf with Lukashenko the stories that they tell about were like he went to a collective farm and saw the cows were being abused and so he fired his minister of agriculture to like. Cows or taken care of now in Belarus he's like the father farmer that's. That's the image to put out. Yeah. That's that's sort of like yeah yeah. Yeah Farming Dad is the is the way Lukashenko wants to be known, and it's like worth like when Steven Seagal visited like they went and hung out at a farm in Seagal had to eat gigantic carrots. Shaneco pulled out of the Earth So. Weird video very often. So, yeah it's probably accurate to say that Lukashenko never really had a cult of personality like most dictators we talk about It's just not something he really went for I'm going to quote now from an article in Politico about this, it cites an expert on Belarus named Lushenko quote. On, the face of it, that's a weakness..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

03:24 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"And eventually he got his nice compound there. Yeah. That's how you do it. That's how you do. It procured all my housing. Yeah. Just change the locks. Turn off all the water and gas then changed the locks people stop coming to the house exactly and then it's yours. That's that's a good way to deal with the fact that nobody in your generation can afford rent. So eventually, the US in England withdrew their ambassadors in protest Lukashenko ignored this because he didn't give a fuck but his antipathy to the West has not been consistent in recent years nor has his alignment in. Russia. After the two, thousand, six elections, the US in the EU through a bunch of sanctions out at Belarus because you know. Yeah and he'd beat them up and then Russia invaded Georgia and around the same time like BA basically. Two thousand six Lukashenko has some sham elections and he beats the shit out of the people who protest in the EU and the US put sanctions on him. But then Russia invades Georgia at around the same time and he is vaguely critical of Russia and that makes the EU and the US happened. It makes it much better but it makes Russia angry. So they double the price of the gas they're selling. Belarus. Can't win at all. No. No, and that's like he's kind of just been dancing between NATO and Russia for most of the last ten years in particular. which is like interesting. You'll see a lot of people claim that like like there's a lot of suspicion that a you know he was going to win the protests started getting out of hand he was going to call on Russia to defend his sovereignty but Russia hasn't been. Super Positive Towards Lukashenko lately in the Belarusian government actually arrested like a bunch of Russian mercenaries at the whole sort of thing. So it's like. It's a pretty complicated situation because like you also have people who will be like Oh this uprising in Belarus's just like orchestrated by NATO to try to remove another you know a good old-fashioned Socialist leader from Europe and it's like well, actually there have been periods where like NATO was kind of okay with Lukashenko and it's it's it's much more complicated than that. It doesn't seem super straightforward. No, he's basically like. He he's. He's kind of like a he's kind of a cock tease like that. That's Lukashenko within the context of European politics is like he'll flirt with Russia a little bit, and then he'll run over to the US to make Russia jealous and then like that's Kinda happens if we can make a great soap opera. Yeah. Yeah. Gone with the. Goes little sheep Russian on filtered gas I don't know So yeah, this dance has continued regularly for the last fifteen years and you might look at Lukashenko's position in the new Cold War era as similar to positions taken by a bunch of African and Middle Eastern nations during the Cold War where they would kind of try to play both sides The Bush administration gave Lukashenko his. Dictator in Europe nickname in two, thousand five. But after two thousand, six Western powers were a lot more careful about how they referred to him and Lukashenko through them Romney to release in his nation's most prominent political prisoner Alexandra Calls Zealand from prison after his two thousand, six conviction for hooliganism for leading a demonstration that protested against rigged hooliganism is how most Belarusian political opposition leaders wind up getting charged with this just like we have felony mischief. Felonies. Call it that got at least make it sound like a serious crime..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

05:28 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Okay. and under their charismatic spokesman, a fellow named Pozniak BP PF started at agitating for Belarusian national ambitions for the first time in a generation in that year's elections to the Supreme Soviet, the one ten percent of the seats, and this probably would have satisfied most of the desire for change in Belarus at this point but happenings elsewhere in the USSR forced people's hands in the direction of national sovereignty in August of nineteen ninety-one there was a coup attempt in Moscow, it didn't work but it led to. A I mean wait are you procure Anti Coosa? I was pro Ku. Ku, you're in favor of this coup in Moscow. Strong stance in favor of. Soviet hardliners by. Core Communist. Over. The word coup. Always support it to an exciting word. We we. We recently went through a coup with a riot rib restaurant. There's a rib restaurant and had an armed coup reason. I actually didn't enjoy that one. I was fun. It was a big NASA yeah. The Rib restaurant that briefly existed in downtown Portland. The Soviet Union did not survive its armed coup or this attempted an arm to So it the coup failed in led to declarations of independence by all of the Soviets, the bordered Belarus Estonia, Latvia and Ukraine by this point, the writing was on the wall. Nine hundred, ninety, one or ninety two, ninety, one, ninety, one. Yeah. So a every, it's kind of. Most people in Belarus don't seem to really want the Soviet Union to go away. But also just because of how fucked up everything gets in how badly it's handled in Moscow all of these other states and the Soviet Union start declaring their own independence and the writing's kind of on the wall. It it's GONNA come down so We might as well get a head start on being Bellarusse. So Belarus declared its own independence on August. Twenty Fifth Nineteen Ninety one. the sudden end of the Soviet. Union. Meant opportunity for a lot of people liberals including members of the BE PF saw as their chance to turn the country into a democracy along Western lines. There was a great deal of resistance to this though and for a while the country's old style Soviet organization remained mostly unchanged by Nineteen ninety-four conservatives had been pushed into creating a new position at the head of Belarusian political life the presidency. So everybody expected that the prime minister a guy named cabbage would slide seamlessly from one head of state position to another and that he would just kind of go from being the prime minister to the president now that they had a president But then from out of nowhere came Lukashenko, he ran a lightning campaign based around fighting corruption in the ossified and again pig farmer, this point but.

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

03:41 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"Reality is actually meaningless to even him what matters is like that the state can get people to believe it or at least act as if they believe it which is cool. Yeah. That's always neat. I'm going to quote again from that article, we might expect official narratives to strive for melodic uniformity, but the results of my research demonstrate that official discourse on Lukashenko's birth life as a whole is an incoherent mess of official representation, altered narratives, literary productions in quotations ascribed to the president that the president's own words are often contested provides a good example of how fragile his biography is and how easily it can be challenged by for. Alternatives which is something we'll talk about a little bit later the idea that a bunch of people have made up their own opponents of Lukashenko get to also make up their own backgrounds for the guy because everyone knows that everything you say about him. Is just sort of. I ally or propaganda. choose your own backstory book. Yeah. For the president if you want this back story turn to page XXX. Yeah. This story turned to page X Y it's cool. So the alternative backstories for Lukashenko that his his opponents comp with are often based on like racism which is. Yeah Yeah. Many in the Belarusian opposition are convinced that Lukashenko's father was a German soldier, which is the non-racist option where they're like he's so shitty his dad must have been a Nazi Others contend that his father was secretly a Jewish man. She's not a rumor I like as much and he's also regularly accused of hiding his Roma ancestry although they are not polite enough to use the correct name and and go with calling him a gypsy. That's like a common slur against Lukashenko interesting Yeah. So I did want to get a clear idea of what the modern state propaganda about Lukashenko's background. Sounded like I wanted to know like what is what is the actual government right about this guy and I found a book called with the very title Bellarusse Country Study Guide that certainly seems to be government propaganda. It's published by US based Publishing House. But the the inside jacket notes that the information inside was provided by the Belarusian government good and yeah, you can kind of tell by reading it that it was just. Published by the dictatorship. Propaganda arm and not edited at all the government propaganda version of his life or at least this one that I found because again, they throw a bunch of different versions just states that he quote grew up and reared without a father. Not Not Perfect Grammar in this translation here they put this put a considerable amount of responsibility for his family's care on his shoulders quote. This is why it is logical. That is early childhood such qualities as perseverance respect to work sensibility to truth and vary as the main basis of the human soul were being revealed. He was interestingly taking part in the social life of the collectives in which he studied or worked the whole thing. Kind of reads like that. Okay. It's mostly incomprehensible but it does have I don't know a of of of attempts at facts in their note that he served in the served in the Soviet Army from nineteen, seventy, five to nineteen, eighty, two it notes that he became an officer in the Communist. Party eventually found himself managing collective farms notes that he rose in prominence diy bio firm self no, it's like Yeah kind because he least oversaw it. Yeah. I think that there's like a a different points in his rule. He's kind of let the people putting out state propaganda no that he wants them to write different biographies for him to emphasize different things. So it's like when you have a friend who act different around different friend groups..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:00 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Handful of active fires, air regulators are tracking some of the worst Hayes in 10 years. Public, especially those with respiratory problems have been advised to stay indoors for NPR news. I'm Julia Paschen in Los Angeles. And you're listening to NPR news. In Belarus, thousands of people took to the streets again demanding that President Alexander Lukashenko resign after a violent police crackdown on demonstrators As NPR's Lucien camera reports from Moscow. Lukashenko, a five term president is digging in his heels and turning to Russia for help. People turned out for peaceful rallies across Belarus. They paid homage to Alexander Tarkovsky, who was shot and killed by police during a protest Monday. Police this week arrested almost 7000 people protesting vote rigging in Sunday's presidential election. And as detainees are released there, sharing stories of indiscriminate beatings and torture. President Lukashenko has turned down the opposition's offer of dialogue under international mediation. Lukashenka phone Russian President Vladimir Putin after saying the protest in Belarus may threaten Russia as well. Putin has recognized Lukashenko's reelection. The Kremlin has so far taken a wait and see attitude toward Belarus, technically its closest ally. Lucien Kim. NPR NEWS Moscow Aground a Japanese ship that leaked tons of oil near the protected areas off the Indian island nation of Mauritius has not broken into two. That's sending the remaining fuel into the turquoise waters. Tugboats are working to clean up the spill most of the remaining 3000 tonnes of fuel that had already been pumped off the ship in the past week. As environmentalists warn that the damage to the coral reefs could be irreversible. The ball carrier strike a coral reef July 25th spilling about 1000 tonnes of fuel, intriguing and environmental emergency. Removing the ship, though, is likely to take months. I'm Janine Herbst NPR news Support for NPR comes from NPR stations. Other contributors include the Abe and Ida Cooper Foundation Commemorating Fred Cooper by supporting public radio programming that highlights issues including diversity, racism, equality, anti Semitism and sexism. And the M E E. Casey Foundation. This is Corona virus. A weekly report from NPR News, Lulu Garcia Navarro. The race for a covert 19 vaccine is heating up around the world, a key ingredient known as regiment can help improve the vaccine's effectiveness..

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"lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

05:34 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus

"lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

05:44 min | 7 months ago

"lukashenko" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Doing. . To set a companion. . Yoshino Colella. . Dollar, Mr , Casio's. . Which is The voice you can hear belongs to Sweat Lonard economics care the main opposition leader in Belarus he until recently was a stay at home mom. . But after the arrest of her husband, , she decided to enter the political arena. . Over the past few months she has brought hope to thousands of people would desperate for change in a country that for twenty six years has been under the authoritarian rule of President Alexander Lukashenko. . On Sunday, , they took to the streets to despite the election result, , which recorded a landslide victory for the president. . The protesters were met with a vitamin response from the police. . Over the past few days, , thousands have been arrested and to have died. . To Oscar has now left the country after an apparent threat <hes> children. . I'm looking he was nearly. . On Tuesday, , she released this video. . In it she looks anxious and her eyes Dart around the room. . She says, she , knows many will condemn her for leaving and that she wouldn't wish this choice on anyone. . PUT She pleads look after yourselves. . Roster. . Not One life is worth what is happening now? ? She's PUT, , the war. . To police who? ? From The Guardian, , I'm Rachel Humphries today in Focus. . Could a protest movement in Belarus bring down President Alexander Lukashenko. . Honolulu Cova. Your . a journalist based in Minsk and on Sunday night, the , exit polls Belarus's election were released and they showed president. . Alexander Lukashenko, , had one eighty percent of the vote people immediately began protesting across the country. . Tell me what happened. . It was a completely peaceful protest people just. . To demand pay a result of this election. . Belarus, Rue Stan's , though recent protesters do not offer demolished buildings staredown building they just got it and then over staten more ride from these team and they started this I he pulled. . Out Whenever rights survived people disappeared and then became again but then more forces came in, , they started using rubber bullets and tear gas what can and so many people get injured. . Also, , know that finished bands at least twice rammed into protesters human rights defenders said at some point that there was one person who died. . That's awful. . What is it been like for you covering these protests? ? For me is a they think the red difference suggests like I. . Minister of information with blame you if you don't wear your press card but if you wear those finds that then you will be targeted this, , it'd be know about journalists targeted Robert Bullets and tear gas just because they were during this. . Journalists detained as well and <HES> I know about. . My colleague editor in chief at Neva he was coming back. . There was on his way to his home when he was detained so he was probably surveilled. . We don't know what what happens human where he is it actually the same portal for for many people journalists the disappeared be looking for them at detention centers, , but also relatives of. . Thousands of people, , hundreds of people are looking for their brothers. . So tyrants who who disappeared during this protest I mean that's incredibly scary hunter and you were journalists reporting on this yourself. . Where you worried about what my to you <hes> yes. . I mean on many levels I'm not at home. . Now I'm elsewhere at a safe location which I will probably have to change. . The Ron though rules like if new report from a conflict area, , you still kind of can understand where you are where you cannot be and here is can detained can be arrested. . You can get in anywhere and if you're journalists doesn't help one of the most outrageous impound in of this police brutality. . People started gathering farther away from the city centre immune. . I was also there and it was redefined away. . They can. . No protests could have happened that before it was just the. . Protests this stay there for a while they wait completely peaceful nothing. . They did nothing they were clapping cars for honking. . And <hes> all of a sudden riot police came again. . So we run away to car and. . Then also stunned grenade were deployed and. . Ride police started firing people and also cars. . So he's Tongres Brennan hit exploded near our car actually have it on video. .

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