US State Department threatens Belarus with new sanctions

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According to news.yahoo.com

The US State Department condemned Belarus for sentencing four election monitors to jail and said the United States would impose sanctions against the responsible officials.

As we have done in the past, we will take steps to impose appropriate sanctions on those responsible for abusing the rights of these Belarussian citizens, said State Department spokesman Sean McCormack. "The politically motivated trial continues a disturbing pattern by the authorities to intimidate civil society activists and to further erode the democratic process in Belarus, he stated.

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