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BELARUS: THE ONGOING CRACKDOWN AND FORCES FOR CHANGE

November 15, 2011 - 210 Cannon House Office Building

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Witnesses:

Name Title Affiliation
Hon. Christopher H. Smith Chairman Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Hon. Benjamin L. Cardin Co-Chairman Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
Ales Michalevic Former Belarusian Presidential Candidate  
Rodger Potoki Senior Director for Europe National Endowment for Democracy
Susan Corke Director for Eurasia Programs Freedom House

Countries

Belarus
Czech Republic
Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Moldova
Poland
Russian Federation
Slovak Republic
Ukraine

Issues

Citizenship and Political Rights
Elections
Freedom of Association
Freedom of Movement
Freedom of Speech and Expression
Freedom of the Media
Freedom of Thought, Conscience, and Religion or Belief
International Humanitarian Law
OSCE Institutions/Structures/Meetings
Rule of Law/Independence of Judiciary


   
 

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The U.S. Delegation visits the Svalbard Ground Station in Longyearbyen, Norway on July 11, 2010. Pictured here are Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL), Congressman Christopher H. Smith (R-NJ), Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), and U.S. Ambassador Barry B. White.