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UN Adopts Resolution on Belarus

2006 2006-11-23T10:00:00+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
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On initiative of the United States and the EU countries the UN General Assembly’s Committee has adopted a resolution “On Human Rights in Belarus”. The resolution was passed by a vote of 70 to 31 with 67 abstentions. Russia and China voted against the resolution.

ITAR-TASS reports, the resolution states the practice of harassment and criminal prosecution of oppositionists, human rights activists, journalists and NGOs is growing in Belarus. Minsk is charged with non-compliance with “international commitments concerning free and fair elections”. It is urged “to bring the electoral process and legislation in line with international standards”.

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