New Constitution comes into force in Belarus
March 15 is Constitution Day in Belarus
Belarus must remain presidential republic, says Lukashenka
Lukashenka wants to preserve the current system of power
Belarusian authorities make penalties for protesting more rigorous
On June 8, the National Legal Portal published the law “On Amendments to Codes in Criminal Matters.” The most of them will take effect in ten days, and the rest will work in three months.
Lukashenka enlarges security forces’ powers, relieves them of responsibility for using arms against protesters
Alyaksandr Lukashenka has signed the law ‘On the amendment of laws on ensuring national security in the Republic of Belarus’, state-run news agency BelTA reports.
Imprisoned Belsat TV journo Darya Chultsova also listed as ‘person prone to extremism’
Camerawoman Darya Chultsova has been placed on the preventive register in Zhodzina prison as a person ‘prone to extremism and other destructive actions’.
MPs approve bill on combating extremism
Deputies approved a bill on combating extremism
Lukashenka set to tighten law penalising protesters
Penalties for participating in protest rallies have recently become more grave in Belarus, but the authorities are mulling over further steps towards making them even more drastic. The changes are to be introduced in Q1 2021.
Law on Belarusian citizenship amended
What has changed?
Administrative Code amended to include new punishments and huge fines
New punishments will be introduced on January 1, 2021
No language test for Belarusians: MPs ease access to Russian citizenship
The Russian State Duma has passed a law easing the process of obtaining Russian citizenship by, among others, Belarusian nationals, news agency Interfax reports.