Hanna Liubakova (@HannaLiubakova )

Hanna Liubakova

Bio Journalist from Minsk, Belarus. Non-resident fellow @AtlanticCouncil. Media trainer. Formerly @RFERL, @Belsat_TV. 2019 @worldpressinst fellow. DM for Signal
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Account created 27-07-2012 13:16:55
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iPhone : After a contested election, as President Aleksandr Lukashenko cracked down on dissent, professional and citizen journalists in Belarus responded with innovative coverage. Hanna Liubakova discusses reporting on the citizen uprising and violent crackdowns niemanreports.org/articles/amids…

iPhone : #Belarus is full of heroes and courageous people who want to live in a free country. Andrus Takindang, musician who spent 15 days in prison,says “Akrescina is a meager payment for the joy of giving concerts in local neighbourhoods.” He says a lot of people have #COVID19 in prison

Twitter Web App : They are amazing friends and brilliant professionals. Please help release them - more attention is needed twitter.com/franakviacorka…

iPhone : Five more people were recognised as political prisoners in #Belarus. These are students who were recently detained. In total, there are currently 132 political prisoners. The figure is constantly growing. The number of those detained since August is nearly 30,000. It is insane

Twitter Web App : #Belarus One of those men badly beaten by security forces – he was CYCLING – is Daria #Domrachava’s brother. He had his head and back injured. Today, judge Alexander Brichkov sentenced Nikita to more than $200 for “violating the order of mass events.” No officer was punished

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iPhone : #Belarus Day 107. Security forces attacked the rally of elderly women and men in #Minsk. Now the city is safe, because the column of pensioners was divided into smaller parts by brave anonymous officers

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Twitter Web App : Unmarked buses are waiting. Just wondering whether they will detain absolutely harmless elderly women and men as they did before.

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iPhone : #Belarus Absolutely brave and peaceful women and men protesting in Minsk. You could feel their defiance

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Twitter Web App : #Belarus Day 107. Happening right now in #Minsk.The elderly and pensioners gathered for their already traditional rally on Monday.Propaganda keeps calling the protesters aggressive drunk youngsters, justifying repressions. But elderly women and men are beaten and detained as well

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Twitter Web App : #Belarus This man jumped into the river to escape from security forces who were following him during the rally. He says he was scared. Officers caught him and first thing they did – no, they didn’t give him a blanket. They recorded a video in which he says thank you to them

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Twitter Web App : Igor Ovsyanik, one of the directors of #Epam, was detained and is now in Akrescina detention centre. His wife confirmed it. #Belarus achieved equality indeed, at least when it comes to those who have been arrested. #Lukashenko is killing the countrys IT industry

Twitter Web App : #Belarus There was a small Eiffel Tower replica in #Minsk. Locals painted it in white and red, which are the colours of the national, historic flag. Workers came and destroyed the tower today. It was easier for them to ruin the citys property than to allow these colours

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iPhone : #Belarus A man was beaten so badly that he could barely walk to a police van. He was not resisting. At least 5 people were taken to hospital from police stations in #Minsk, volunteers reported. Unpunished, police keep terrorising peaceful citizens

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iPhone : #Belarus The tactics of gathering in neighbourhoods may prevail,but such scale is possible because in the past months people managed to build local communities,despite the authorities detained them and took over their chats on Telegram. My friend was detained as a chat admin

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Twitter Web App : #Belarus No fear. Security forces shot and deployed stun grenades. People did not move. Security forces had to return to their buses. Indeed, today there were many cases when police left - because people refused to run away. Nevertheless, at least 232 people have been detained

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Twitter Web App : This already happened on 10 August and later on, this is not an entirely new tactic. I consider it successful. At the same time, people need to get energy from large rallies, when they see dozens of thousands and feel unity. That's the point of gathering in the city centre twitter.com/andersostlund/…

Twitter Web App : #Belarus Can you peacefully defend a person who was detained by security forces? Yes, Belarusians can - in their own amazingly subtle and creative way. They keep surprising me, my fellow citizens. #Minsk

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Twitter Web App : #Belarus People gathered in more than 30 districts in #Minsk and in other cities. So far, human rights defenders know about 117 detained people. It is less than in previous weeks - might be because people were gathering all over the city - hard to arrest in every neighbourhood

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