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Belarus MDMA Death Case Highlights Danger of Prohibition

The text was originally published on TalkingDrugs. A high-profile criminal trial, involving a group of young people and a young woman’s tragic death following MDMA use, has gripped Belarus. On 4 August 2018, eight young people gathered in the apartment of Diana L...

The Parliament put aside changes in Article 328

On 29 June 2018 the lower chapter of Parliament passed the law project, but now it is put aside sine die. On 19 December 2018 the position "Introducing changes and additions to certain codes of the Republic of Belarus" was listed in the agenda of the autumn session of...

legalize.by website blocked in Belarus

Legalize Belarus website (https://legalize.by) was blocked on May 17th in Belarus by decision of the Minister of Information (Kyky.org, Naša Niva, Radio Liberty, Belaruspartisan, Euroradio). In the official notification "propaganda of marijuana use" was mentioned as a...

“Mothers 328” go on hunger strike

On 24 April a group of mothers of people convicted under Article 328 started a hunger strike. They demanded a meeting with the president Łukašenka as they believed he "does not have the information on the situation". Legalize Belarus watched the protest and collected...

Piotr Markiełaŭ spent 3 days arrested for a fake protest

On 17 May Legalize Belarus website legalize.by was blocked by decision of the Ministry of Information (MI) after they received a request from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA). That was the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, when...