Friday, March 31, 2006

More on Belarus

A note I received today from a Belarusian friend adds a word about one repurcussion from the post-election protests that is not being reported. It seems that many of the arrested students are subsequently being thrown out of their schools -- a devestating economic punishment with lifelong results. This has also happened with students who were not arrested but whose presence at the protest gatherings was reported to school officials by others. Injustice and vengeance, paranoia and hatred remain hallmarks of the Lukashenka system in Belarus.

World Magazine has a pretty good report on the post-election protests in Belarus. You can read it here.