New EU-Sanctions Against Belarus

March 23rd, 2012   Belarus | News

Today the Council of the Europian Union introduced new restrictions again the Belarusian regime.

The Europian Union has decided to add 29 companies and 12 individuals to some 230 Belarusians already blacklisted in response to repression of the political opposition by President Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s regime.

In a statement during the meeting of foreign ministers in Brussels, the EU said the people added to the list included those benefiting from and supporting the regime, as well as people responsible for repression of the opposition.

“Our decision today comes in response to the negative developments we have seen in Belarus,” said EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. “Instead of increasing repression, Belarus must release and rehabilitate all political prisoners and roll back its repressive policies.”

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