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2004 Belarus Special Weapons News



  • U.S. / BELARUS TRIAL VOA 24 Dec 2004 -- The United States is accusing the Belarus government of "flagrant abuse" of its judicial system in the prosecution of opposition figure Mikhail Marinich. The former government minister went on trial Thursday on charges including the theft of U.S. embassy computers, an allegation the State Department denies.
  • BELARUS ELECTIONS: MINSK'S 'THEATER OF THE ABSURD' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 22 Oct 2004
  • Belarus Democracy Act Will Help Cause of Freedom, Bush Says Washington File 21 Oct 2004 -- President Bush signed into law October 20 a bill that authorizes assistance for democratic opposition movements in Belarus and also applies economic sanctions against the Central European country.
  • U.S. Deeply Regrets "Seriously Flawed" Elections in Belarus Washington File 18 Oct 2004 -- The October 17 parliamentary elections in Belarus were "deeply flawed," said State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher in response to a question during the Daily Press Briefing October 18
  • BELARUS / RESULTS VOA 18 Oct 2004 -- Officials in the former Soviet republic of Belarus say voters have endorsed constitutional changes that will allow authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko to seek a third term. But, international observers say the election "fell far short" of international democratic standards.
  • BELARUS / RESULTS VOA 18 Oct 2004 -- Officials in the former Soviet republic, Belarus, say voters have endorsed constitutional changes that will allow authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko to seek a third term. But opposition leaders say the vote count was unfair.
  • BELARUS/ELECTION VOA 17 Oct 2004 -- Parliamentary elections are underway in Belarus. Voters also are being asked to decide whether the constitution should be changed to allow President Alexander Lukashenko to serve a third term.
  • U.S./BELARUS ELECTION VOA 15 Oct 2004 -- The United States said Friday it has "serious doubts" that elections being held in Belarus on Sunday will meet international democratic standards. The eastern European country will elect a parliament and vote on a referendum that could indefinitely extend the ten-year rule of President Alexander Lukashenko.
  • BELARUS / REFERENDUM VOA 16 Oct 2004 -- The authoritarian leader of the former Soviet republic of Belarus is seeking to extend his rule in a controversial referendum that would amend the country's constitution, and allow him to run for a third term.



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