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11.07.2014 11:11, , 4

The School will be held between August 24 and August 29, 2014 in Vilnius region, Lithuania with the participation of prominent Belarusian experts, public figures, and politicians.

 
09.07.2014 12:07, , 0

Рух “За Свабоду” разаслаў да кіраўніцтва беларускай арміі (Міністэрства абароны, галоўнакамандуючы), навучальных установаў у галіне абароны (Ваенная акадэмія, Сувораўская вучэльня) і шэрагу вайсковых частак па ўсёй краіне інфармацыйныя матэрыялы, прыдатныя для патрыятычнага выхавання вайскоўцаў.

 
07.07.2014 15:57, , 0

 Председатель Движения «За Свободу» Александр Милинкевич обратился в Совет министров от имени организации с просьбой инициировать в Конституционном суде проверку законности нормативных актов о порядке проведения массовых мероприятий. 

 
30.06.2014 12:59, , 0

The statement of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) concerning the participation of the Russian military in the parade on July 3:

 
21.06.2014 15:40, , 0

The awarding ceremony of the Vasil Bykau ‘For Freedom of Thought’ prize took place on Saturday, June 21, traditionally at Bykau’s small motherland – Bychki village, Vitsiebsk region. The prize was awarded to the famous Hrodna swan, actor, and showman Viktar Shalkievich.

 
19.06.2014 16:21, , 0

Flowers were laid down today at the monument of the people’s writer of Belarus Vasil Bykau, on his 90th anniversary, at the Eastern Cemetery in Minsk by Deputy Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Alaksandr Lahviniec, Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) Party Ihar Lalkou, and Deputy Chairman of the Tell The Truth! civil campaign Andrey Dzmitriyeu.

 
18.06.2014 11:46, , 2

This week can be called the Bykau week: it will include the 90th anniversary of the writer’s birthday (June 19) and a series of events associated with Vasil Bykau.

 
17.06.2014 09:56, , 0

Address of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) to the Belarusian army:

 
26.05.2014 18:11, , 0

The Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Alaksandr Milinkevich congratulated the President of the European People’s Party Joseph Daul and the candidate from the EPP for the office of the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker with the election results that gave the party the majority of seats in the European Parliament.

 
23.05.2014 17:21, , 0

Today, the members of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Council have supported the resolution that determines the procedure of the MFF’s participation in the upcoming presidential election and the election of a single candidate from the democratic forces. Additionally, an appeal to the Belarusian government to cancel the visa regime with the EU was adopted unanimously.

 
23.05.2014 16:01, , 0

The Movement for Freedom (the MFF) human rights advocacy and education NGO calls on the government of Belarus to abolish the visa regime for the citizens of the European Union member states and candidate states, as well as for those of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Japan, Canada, and the United States.

 
23.05.2014 15:40, , 0

The resolution of the MFF Council on the preparation for the presidential election of 2015:

 
08.05.2014 10:54, , 3

Minsk city authorities have responded to the applicants of the March of Independence in the centre of Minsk on May 14. The march is not allowed: in his letter, Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Ihar Karpienka refers to Article 8 of the Mass Events Law.

 
04.05.2014 15:12, , 191

The statement of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) in connection with the distribution of black-and-orange ribbons, or the so-called ‘St. George ribbons’, at one of Minsk hypermarkets:

 
25.04.2014 13:54, , 0

An application for the March of Independence was filed to the Minsk City Executive Committee on April 25. According to the plan of organisers, gathering of participants is scheduled between 5:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the square beside the National Library followed by the march along the Niezalezhnastsi (‘Independence’) Avenue roadway to the Niezalezhnastsi Square where a rally will begin at 7:30 p.m.

 
23.04.2014 13:08, , 1

The MFF initiates holding the Marsh of Independence in the Belarusian capital.

 
17.04.2014 19:55, , 0

The problem of transformation and reforms in Belarus is obvious to all, and the overwhelming majority of Belarusians understand this. This opinion was expressed by the event’s organiser, the leader of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Alaksandr Milinkevich at the opening of the international conference ‘The programme of transformation for Belarus: regional experiences and challenges’ that was held in Minsk on April 17.

 
17.04.2014 11:41, , 1

The international conference ‘The programme of transformation for Belarus: regional experiences and challenges’ is held in Minsk on April 17. The conference is organised by the Movement For Freedom (MFF) as part of the People’s Programme campaign.

 
15.04.2014 22:23, , 1

Recently, the Belarusian opposition has intensified the processes associated with defining a single presidential candidate from the democratic forces for the election of 2015. Last month in Vilnius, a special meeting of the representatives of seven opposition entities took place, where the possibility was discussed of holding a congress that would decide the issue of a single candidate.

 
15.04.2014 20:20, , 0

The international conference ‘The programme of transformation for Belarus: regional experiences and challenges’ will be held in Minsk on April 17. The conference is organised by the Movement For Freedom (MFF) as part of the People’s Programme campaign.

 
10.04.2014 16:21, , 0

The Movement For Freedom (MFF) supports the idea of participation of a single candidate from the democratic forces at the presidential election, but doesn’t yet see any such pro-European figure, commented First Deputy Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Yuras Hubarevich for Pyx.by.

 
08.04.2014 12:47, , 0

Political prisoner Mikalay Autukhovich was released from prison today. The Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Alaksandr Milinkevich was among those who came to meet him at the prison entrance.

 
04.04.2014 18:45, , 0

The Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Alaksandr Milinkevich commented on the head of state’s confession that he doesn’t make a single step without Moscow’s approval when it comes to Russia.

 
01.04.2014 12:08, , 0

Today, a new window may open for improved relations between the EU and Belarus, as it was in 2008, stated the Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Alaksandr Milinkevich on April 1 during the discussion of the situation in Belarus at the sessions of the European Parliament and the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly.

 
16.03.2014 13:50, , 1

The statement of the Council of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) on the Russian aggression against Ukraine and the threat for the independence of Belarus:

 
12.03.2014 19:00, , 0

The participants of the public discussion on the issue of election of the heads of executive committees of regions, districts, and cities/towns by direct vote of citizens have reached the common view that Belarus needs independent local authorities. Such conclusion on the discussion was made by First Deputy Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Yuras Hubarevich.

 
11.03.2014 18:36, , 0

First Deputy Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Yuras Hubarevich has commented on the statement by the Central Election Commission (CEC) Chair Lidziya Yarmoshyna who believes that the initiators of the People’s Referendum campaign act illegally and are committing an administrative offense collecting signatures in violation of the prescribed order.

 
11.03.2014 17:08, , 0

Candidate for deputy of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Piotr Markielau makes extraordinary promises at the election to the Minsk City Deputies’ Council.

 
10.03.2014 21:47, , 0

The Minsk City Executive Committee decided to prohibit the march to Niezalezhnastsi square on the Liberty Day, one of the event’s applicants, Chairman of the Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) Party Alaksiey Yanukievich was notified of this today.  

 
10.03.2014 14:32, , 0

A public discussion will be held on Wednesday, March 12 titled ‘Why should the heads of executive committees of regions, districts, and cities/towns be chosen by direct vote of citizens?’. The event will be held as part of the discussions of the People’s Referendum.

 
07.03.2014 19:35, , 0

We have 25,000 signatures in support of the People’s Referendum. This is half of the amount that we plan to collect at the first stage. 50,000 signatures will be submitted to the House of Representatives (the lower house of the Belarusian parliament) with the proposal to initiate the referendum for change.

 
07.03.2014 17:18, , 0

Delegates of the European People’s Party Congress expressed their support for Ukraine and condemned Russia’s actions, reported the Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Alaksandr Milinkevich.

 
07.03.2014 13:24, , 0

Artsiom Lava and Ales Marchanka were detained in the evening of March 6 for their solidarity action with the Ukrainian people and against the Russian occupation of the Crimea.

 
07.03.2014 12:08, , 1

Today, the organising committee for the celebration of Liberty Day filed an application to the Minsk City Executive Committee for the march and rally in the Niezalezhnastsi Square.

 
06.03.2014 14:16, , 0

The official Minsk should determine its position on the situation in Crimea. Deputy Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) and political scientist Alaksandr Lahviniec gave his comment to Belsat TV channel on whether Lukashenka will manage to preserve the multi-vector neutrality.

 
05.03.2014 19:26, , 1

The rally and the march to mark the Liberty Day will be held in Minsk on March 25. This decision was taken by the members of the holiday organising committee.

 
01.03.2014 21:40, , 1

The Movement For Freedom (MFF) expresses its solidarity with our fraternal Ukrainian people who, after overthrowing their corrupt government, are now facing foreign occupation.

 
27.02.2014 15:37, , 0

The School of the People’s Programme for candidates at the local election enters the final straight. The Movement For Freedom (MFF) will convene a meeting of independent candidates of the local election in Vitsiebsk on March 1 and 2.

 
27.02.2014 11:39, , 0

Mazyr district newspaper ‘Zhytsio Palessia’ (‘The Life of Polesia’) has published the list of registered candidates for deputies, omitting the name of the member of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Mikhail Karatkievich.

 
25.02.2014 22:43, , 1

Members of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Alaksiey Haurutsikau and Khrystaphor Zhalapau have filed their claims in the Vitsiebsk Region Court against the actions of members of the Vitsiebsk City Territorial Election Commission who took the decision to refuse to register them as candidates for deputies of the local Deputies’ Council.

 
22.02.2014 10:19, , 2

38 members of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) have been registered as candidates for deputies at the current local election. In total, the MFF supporters have filed 87 applications for nomination as candidates for deputies of local Deputies’ Councils of various levels. Thus, 43% of applicants were able to pass through the ‘registration filter’.

 
21.02.2014 12:54, , 0

Large-scale non-registration of democratic candidates for deputies of local Deputies’ Councils precisely in those constituencies where observation by the Right of Choice campaign was planned indicates that the authorities are afraid of active observation and fear competition between really strong candidates who know well the regional problems and are backed by trained and ideologically motivated observers, on the one part, and their own bureaucratic appointees estranged from people, on the other part.

 
20.02.2014 16:47, , 1

The so called local “election” will be held in Belarus soon. An unnoticeable and insignificant campaign. But it is accompanied by another campaign – the re-election. No deputy of the House of Representatives was appointed in Homiel Navabielitsa constituency in 2012. This is, indeed, an event of another level – the national one.

 
20.02.2014 14:59, , 0

The representative of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Halina Krauchanka hasn’t been registered as a candidate for deputy of the House of Representatives in the Homiel Navabielitsa constituency No. 36, where a re-election will be held on March 23.

 
19.02.2014 19:01, , 3

‘Non-authenticity’ of collected signatures for nomination is the main cause of refusal for the members of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) for registration as candidates for deputies of local Deputies’ Councils.

 
14.02.2014 00:41, , 0

The leader of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Alaksandr Milinkevich writes about the prominent Polish dissident, human rights activist, and politician Zbigniew Romaszewski who died at the age of 74 on February 13.

 
12.02.2014 20:43, , 0

The initiators of the People’s Referendum are committed to “peaceful change in Belarus, and for consolidation of the nation on this path”. This is included in their statement released on February 12, reports BelaPAN.

 
12.02.2014 13:14, , 0

A course of public lectures has started at the Minsk European Club on February 11. The course titled ‘Integration Processes and Institutions of the European Union’ is presented by political scientist, Deputy Chairman of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) Alaksandr Lahviniec.

 
09.02.2014 14:07, , 0

Mikola Statkievich, the presidential candidate in 2010, sent a letter to Leanid Haravy, an activist of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) from Haradok, explaining his refusal to write a petition for pardon.

 
09.02.2014 13:44, , 0

The statement of the Movement For Freedom (MFF) concerning the situation at the EHU:

 
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