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Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Belarus

 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic learnt with serious concern about another court verdict on representatives of Belarusian opposition. Former Belarusian presidential candidates Mikola Statkevich and Dmitry Uss were sentenced to six and five and half years of imprisonment.

Other activists were sentenced to several years in prison. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic urges Belarusian authorities to stop current series of political processes. It is necessary to end repressions against opposition and civil society and to start to respect and observe fundamental rights and freedoms of Belarusian citizens.

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