According to the US Library of Congress, the Republic of Belarus has just recently published a law making it illegal for Belarusian citizens and residents access and/or use foreign websites (particularly for commercial purposes). Violations of the law are recognized as a misdemeanor and result in a charge of up to $125. The law requires companies and individuals that are registered as entrepreneurs to only use domestic domains for providing online services, conducting sales, or exchanging email messages.Read more »
In Europe's last dictatorship, a crowd estimated at between 20,000 and 50,000 people gathered in Minsk to peacefully protest the re-election "victory" of authoritarian President Lukashenko, amid widespread allegations of fraud. Then the government police moved in to initiate force. Here's a video smuggled out of Belarus.Read more »
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