Chronicle from Belarus
Texts are posted in their original language, with their titles translated into English and a link to a translation of the whole text when available. Postings are listed chronologically, with the most recent material first.
- Lucy Ash about police officers
Original EN Belarusian Police – Behind the Balaclavas, BBC sounds Podcast – Crossing Continents, December 3, 2020.
- Andreas Gustavsson
Original EN ”They raped me with truncheons” – the truth about Lukashenko’s brutal war on opposition activists, etc.se, December 2, 2020.
RU «Я думала, что умру»: Беларуска рассказала о жестоком изнасиловании силовиками, чтобы ее услышал мир, The Village me – pereklad, December 3, 2020.
- Lucy Ash about ex-police officer Andrei Ostapovich
Original EN A police officer with a conscience who left Belarus, BBC News, December 1, 2020.
- Hanna Sous
Essay Original BE «Наглядчыца сказала зьняць ніжнюю бялізну і прысядаць пры ёй». Жанчыны пра гвалт, беззаконьне і надзею
[“The caretaker said to take off her underwear and squat next to her.” Women about violence, lawlessness and hope], RFL – Radio Liberty, November 24, 2020.
- Nastasiia Zlobina
Original EN Man Killed for Protecting Symbols of Peaceful Protests in Belarus, Human Rights Watch, November 13, 2020.
- Olga Pashkevich in Interview with Belarusian human rights activist Ales Beliatskyi
Original RU «Дубинками и водометами любовь не вернешь»
[“You cannot return love with clubs and water cannons”], Kommersant.ru, November 12, 2020.
- Viktoria Kovalchuk in Interview with rugby athlete Maria Shakuro
Orignial RU За 10 суток спортсменка узнала, чем кормят в тюрьме, как спать при свете и почему система не работает
[In 10 days, the athlete learned what is a food in prison, how to sleep with an active light and why the system does not work], TUT.BY, October 27, 2020.
- Markus Wehner, Berlin.
Original DE Interview mit Tichanowskaja “Lukaschenka hat die Leute wie Tiere behandelt”, FAZ.net, October 6, 2020.
- Dmitri Gurnevich in Interview with ex-police officer
Original BE and RU «Прайшоў 70 км па лесе, начаваў пад елкай і на вакзале». Былы сьледчы пра цану сыходу з сыстэмы
[Walked 70 km through the woods, spent the night under a Christmas tree and at the train station. ” A former investigator about the cost of leaving the system], Radio Liberty Belarus, October 1, 2020.
- Video Original RU Выдали оружие и боеприпасы: белорусские силовики о событиях после выборов,
[Arms and ammunition were given out: Belarusian security officials about the events after the elections], Onliner.by YouTube Video, September 28, 2020.
- Steven Fee in interview with poet and translator Hanna Kommar
Original EN The PEN Pod: Resisting political violence and dictatorship in Belarus with Hanna Komar, PEN America, September 25, 2020.
Original BE Woman shouts to OMON: “I’m pregnant!” It didn’t help her, September 20, 2020.
- Kerstin Holm in interview with Belarusian wirter Viktor Martinovich
Original DE „Dieser Gewalt kann man nur Liebe und Schwäche entgegensetzen“,
[You can oppose this violence only with love and weakness], FAZ.net, August 25, 2020.
- Christian Gibbons in Interview with Belarusian anthropologist in Vienna Volha Biziukova
Original EN This is a war of terror by the state against the people, Treffpunkt Europa, August 16, 2020.
- Marci Shore in Interview with Aliaksandr Bystryk
Original EN “Lukashenka is the abusive husband who beats his wife when she wants to leave. . .”, for IWM Chronicle from Belarus, August 13, 2020.
- Masha Gessen
Original EN “We Were Locked Up in One Country and Released Into Another”: Horror and Hope as Protests in Belarus Continue, The New Yorker, August 18, 2020.
Original RU Сиди и смотри. Монолог жителя Минска о жестоких пытках в милиции, projekt.media, August 13, 2020.
EN Sit here and watch. A Minsk resident’s account of police brutality, projekt.media, August 14, 2020.