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WARSAW (Reuters) – The European Union might impose additional sanctions on Belarus after Minsk jailed two journalists for filming protests, Poland’s state information company PAP quoted Polish International Minister Zbigniew Rau as saying on Tuesday.
Belarus has detained greater than 33,000 individuals in a violent crackdown on protests in opposition to President Alexander Lukashenko’s rule following a contested August election his opponents say was rigged. Lukashenko has been in workplace since 1994.
“Sadly, the state of affairs in Belarus is continually deteriorating, so extra sanctions are prone to be imposed. The checklist of political prisoners turns into longer. Additionally two Belsat journalists had been added to the checklist,” PAP quoted Rau as saying.
Final week a Belarusian courtroom jailed two Belarusian journalists for 2 years on costs of orchestrating protests in opposition to Lukashenko.
Katsiaryna Andreyeva, 27, and Darya Chultsova, 23, had been detained in November in an house that they had been utilizing as a vantage level to movie demonstrations over the dying of a protester killed a number of days earlier.
The EU imposed a 3rd spherical of Belarus sanctions in December, taking its checklist of these below journey bans and asset freezes to 88 individuals and 7 entities. Britain, Canada and america have additionally imposed sanctions on Belarus officers.
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