EU lifted sanctions against Lukashenko

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The European Union has decided to lift sanctions against Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, and other Belarusian officials.

In total we are talking about 170 persons and 3 companies. Among other things, the ban on travel to the EU countries was lifted, as well as arrest of bank assets.

The sanctions against 4 individuals who are believed to be involved in the persecution of the opposition in Belarus, remain in force. The names of these persons are not disclosed.

  • At the end of October 2015 the EU suspended the sanctions against Belarusian officials and companies after the pardon to 6 people who were recognized political prisoners.
  • Among others, in August 2015 a former Belarusian presidential candidate Nikolai Statkevich was pardoned, who were called “a prisoner of conscience” by international human rights organizations.

Source: meduza.io

 

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