Proposal would see soldiers allowed to make a hefty payment to the state so as to drastically reduce the time they serve.
Belarusian citizens denied justice at home may no longer be able to appeal to a last resort committee.
Critics argue that move, currently being fast-tracked by lawmakers, could curtail free speech.
For the first time since 1998, deaths outnumber births, escalating the country’s demographic crisis.
Experts warn that unresolved questions of national self-determination and social problems need to be treated sensitively.
Experts fear that a fall in reported cases obscures a hidden epidemic.
Citizens said yes to the proposed constitutional amendments, but few believe the state’s hold on power will ease.
The detention of key Putin associate may expedite a wider ban on blocs close to the Kremlin.
Claims that the new system is being implemented without proper public consultation and will weaken democracy.
Using foul language or “hurting the dignity” of public figures could lead to up to three months in jail.