EU imposes new restrictive measures against BelarusOctober 10th, 2011 Articles | Belarus | Free Belarus | The European Union
16 new individuals have been added to the list of those who are responsible for repressions and human rights violations in Belarus. The individuals on this list are banned from traveling to the EU. In addition, the assets in the European Union, of the listed persons, will be frozen.
Today the Council of the EU has reviewed sanctions against the Belarusian regime for its crackdown on opposition, repressions against civil society and independent journalists, as well as violations of international electoral standards during the presidential elections 2010.
Nearly 200 people were already subject to an asset freeze and travel ban.