15 June 2018

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 reason. The decision was made after the Ministry of Information received a letter from the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Euroradio, Radio Liberty), which is the most influential organisation in the country, and the only one standing for keeping the law unchanged.

14 June 2018

“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".

31 May 2018

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).

7 May 2018

Women’s Hunger Strike in Belarus Protests Harsh Anti-Marijuana Laws

More than a dozen Belarusian women have participated in a hunger strike for 10 days, hoping for the release of their sons, husbands, grandsons, and other relatives from imprisonment or drug-related charges.

2 May 2018

Young People and Mothers Fight Together to End the War on Drugs

Brave young people had enough of harsh drug laws in Belarus and fight back. They found allies in the mothers of drug convicts, who went on hunger strike to demand an end to the war on their sons.

28 April 2018

Street picket for decriminalisation and trials

On 2 April 2018, timed to coincide with the beginning of the spring Parliament session, at 16:20 14 Legalize Belarus activists went to the building of the Parliament holding letters of the word “decriminalisation”.

29 March 2018

Thousands Languish in Prison for Cannabis Possession in Belarus

Belarus is an Eastern European country blessed with a rich cultural heritage and a scenic landscape, but its people are subject to some of the most repressive drug policies on the continent.

15 March 2018

7 motivators on how to live without hurting others

Activists of education and advocacy civic campaign Legalize Belarus shared personal motivators they are driven by. Get inspired! Photo credits — Karalina Palakova.

14 March 2018

BelarusDigest: Cannabis Reform in Belarus?

On 17 February 2018, a group of young Belarusians holding a banner reading ‘Legalize Belarus’ gathered on Independence Avenue in the heart of Minsk. The group was campaigning for the legalisation of marijuana in Belarus, a proposition that, at least for now, seems unlikely to attract support from the public or government officials.

26 February 2018

Belarusian Christian Democracy against Legalize Belarus

Belarusian Christian Democracy (BCD) is a political organisation in Belarus, that is often considered to be a part of "systemic opposition", a group of political actors taking part in what is formally called elections. By and large, such groups are not supported by the population and viewed as "puppet players of the government", helping the authoritarian regime to legitimise their power

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