Belarusian dictatorship is beaten on all fronts
10:23, — Politics
European Commission is extremely concerned about human rights situation in Belarus, commissioner says.
This was announced July 5 by Connie Hedegard.
"The atmosphere of fear is coming to Belarus before the parliamentary election and independent journalists are being systematically prevented from doing their job," - said Hedegard, speaking at the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Hedegard said that the EU welcomes the adoption resolution on Belarus, initiated by the EU and urging the authorities to immediately release all political prisoners. "This is a great success of the European Union. This resolution calls for an immediate and unconditionally release and rehabilitation of all political prisoners, as well as establish the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus," - said she
MEPs adopted a resolution that condemns the criminal prosecution of journalist and activist Andrzej Pochobut and obstacles created to prevent independent journalists' work in general.
The resolution urges EU member states to consider the possibility of expanding the sanctions and the Ministers of the Eastern Partnership to discuss the human rights situation in Belarus and Pochobut's case at the end of the month.
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