Forum 18's freedom of religion and belief survey analysis of Belarus notes continuing violations of this freedom and of interlinked freedoms. These include a web of "legal" restrictions on which communities can meet, where, who they are led by, and what literature they may use. These restrictions make the exercise of freedom of religion and belief dependent on state permission. Violations have worsened since fraudulent presidential elections in August 2020, and the regime's support for Russia's renewed invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.1
https://www.forum18.org/archive.php?article_id=2806, Forum 18
"Belarus: Religious Freedom Survey, January 2023,"
Occasional Papers on Religion in Eastern Europe: Vol. 43
, Article 7.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/ree/vol43/iss2/7