Information on the treatment from 1992 to the present of citizens who are critical of the government's response to the Chernobyl disaster, and of those citizens who, through meetings, writing or film, have publicized the negative effects of the Chernobyl disaster on people's health and the environment [BYS24437.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topics could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. Yearly.

Attacks on the Press. Yearly.

DIRB country file on Belarus.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Reports. Daily.

Index on Censorship [London]. Bi-Monthly.

News from Helsinki Watch [New York]. Monthly.

Reporters sans frontières. Yearly.

RFE/RL Research Reports [Munich]. Weekly.

Transition: Events and Issues in the Former Soviet Union and East-Central and Southeastern Europe [Prague].

Uncaptive Minds [New York]. Quarterly.

On-line search of media sources.

Four sources consulted did not provide information on the required subject.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact other oral sources.