Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008

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The Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 5970) was a bill in the 110th Congress "to amend the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 to reauthorize that Act, and for other purposes." (Official title.)[1]


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  • Amends the Belarus Democracy Act of 2004 to authorize assistance to promote democracy and civil society in Belarus.[2]
  • Includes Internet broadcasting within the scope of increased support and funding for U.S. government and surrogate broadcasting to Belarus. Specifies that funding may be used for broadcasting by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, the Voice of America, and European Radio for Belarus and Belsat.[2]
  • Includes cessation of repression against student activists and ethnic minorities among the criteria that the government of Belarus must meet in order to end U.S. sanctions under such Act.[2]


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  1. OpenCongress’ info page on Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R.5970).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Govtrack.us’ info page on Belarus Democracy Reauthorization Act of 2008(H.R.5970).
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