Belarus  

Belarus is often referred to as the last totalitarian regime in Europe and the government under President Alexander Lukashenko, maintains tight control on all civil society. The 2002 Religious Law severely curtailed religious freedom and any denomination or religious groups outside of the state affiliated Orthodox Church, have great difficulties in operating freely and openly. A number of religious leaders have been the victims of arbitrary arrest, harassment and imprisonment over the past year.

Latest news

BELARUS: Young evangelical leader threatened while imprisoned on false charges 04/10/2011
EU ambassadors meet Belarusian Christian leader over imminent Church destruction 26/08/2009
Belarus: Church told to vacate by monday 29/05/2009
Belarusian Christian fined for organising Bible study 23/07/2008
Belarusians call on EU to prioritise religious freedom 22/05/2008
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Response magazine

CSW welcomes European Commission statement on Belarusian prisoner 01/01/2008
Even on our doorstep 17/05/2006

Press releases

EU ambassadors meet Belarusian Christian leader over imminent Church destruction 26/08/2009
Belarus: Church told to vacate by Monday 29/05/2009
Belarusian Christian fined for organising Bible study 23/07/2008
Belarusians call on EU to prioritise religious freedom 22/05/2008
Belarus: Eighty protestors detained during peaceful rally 28/03/2008
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Reports

Religious freedom violations: Belarus 01/01/2008
New Life Church Case, Belarus 30/04/2007

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a human rights organisation which specialises in religious freedom, works on behalf of those persecuted for their Christian beliefs and promotes religious liberty for all.

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