EU gives green light for sanctions against Belarus

The reports, the news agencies Reuters, dpa and AFP. A working group is now to a list of names to create, to be hit by the measures. the foreign Ministers of

EU gives green light for sanctions against Belarus

The reports, the news agencies Reuters, dpa and AFP. A working group is now to a list of names to create, to be hit by the measures.

the foreign Ministers of The EU member States have previously, at an extraordinary meeting resumed its deliberations on possible sanctions against the leadership of Belarus. "We want to increase EU pressure on Belarus today," said German foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) on Friday afternoon before the video conference on Twitter. The controversial outcome of the presidential election on Sunday should be checked and "persons who have been proven to be involved in violence against peaceful protesters must be sanctioned", called Maas.

of The 26 years of authoritarian ruling head of state Alexander Lukashenko was declared by the authorities of his country to the winner of the presidential election last Sunday. The Opposition speaks of electoral fraud, since the days of tens of thousands of protesters calling for the resignation of Lukashenko.

The police used violence against the demonstrators. At least 6700 people have been arrested, two protesters were killed, dozens were injured. Many now freed protesters have reported torture and ill-treatment in detention.

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Updated Date: 15 August 2020, 04:26

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