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23.03.2012 EU Ministers Impose New Sanctions On Belarus, Iran, Syria

BRUSSELS -- European Union foreign ministers have imposed new sanctions targeting the Iranian, Belarusian, and Syrian regimes.

28.02.2012 EU blacklists 21 more Belarusians

The Council of the European Union on February 27 added 21 new names to the EU’s list of Belarusians subject to restrictive measures in connection with the ongoing crackdown on government opponents, BelaPAN said.

24.01.2012 EU set to broaden criteria for imposing sanctions on Belarusian officials

The European Union's foreign ministers agreed at their meeting on Monday to broaden the criteria for imposing "restrictive measures" on Belarusian persons and entities in response to human rights abuse and the persecution of the government's political opponents.

24.01.2012 PACE may recommend Committee of Ministers to introduce restrictive measures against Minsk

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) may recommend the Committee of Ministers to introduce restrictive measures against Minsk after the example of the European Union, Andres Herkel, PACE rapporteur for Belarus, said in an interview with BelaPAN in Strasbourg on Monday, BelaPAN said.

MEPs consider Ales Bialiatski’s case

16.01.2012 MEPs consider Ales Bialiatski’s case

The delegation of the International Federation for Human Rights took part in the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee meeting to discuss the situation in Belarus held in Brussels on 12 January.

21.12.2011 US expands sanctions against Minsk

The House of Representatives of the United States has announced about news sanctions against Belarus.

A list of officials subject to visa sanctions was expanded and financial restrictions were imposed on the country’s political leaders and security service chiefs.

16.12.2011 EU expands sanctions against Belarus after Byalyatski's trial

The EU's press-center has informed that two officials who participated in the trial against HR defender Ales Byalyatski were included into the "black list".

Babruisk activists compose their own “black lists”

13.12.2011 Babruisk activists compose their own “black lists”

Babruisk-based democratic activists ask the EU officials to extend the list of personae non-grata by supplementing it with the names of a number of Babruisk officials who directly participated in politically motivated reprisals.

21.09.2011 Lithuania expands blacklist of Belarusian officials

Vilnius intends to add 18 Belarusian officials to those banned from entering Lithuania.

12.08.2011 Political prisoners’ relatives: Only economic sanctions will release people from prisons

Mothers and wives of the repressed Belarusians have addressed pro-democracy politicians and public in Belarus.

The full text of the address had been offered to website”

12.08.2011 Washington says that fresh economic sanctions are not directed at people of Belarus

The United States' fresh economic sanctions against Belarusian enterprises "are not directed at the people of Belarus," the US Department of State said on August 11.

29.07.2011 Dzmitry Bandarenka`s woes can prompt EU to expand economic sanctions against Belarus, warns Polish MEP

The woes of imprisoned politician Dzmitry Bandarenka, who underwent back surgery this week, can prompt the Council of the European Union to expand its economic sanctions against Minsk, Jacek Protasiewicz, head of the European Parliament`s Delegation for Relations with Belarus, said in an interview with Polskie Radio on Thursday.

23.05.2011 Council of the EU imposes wider sanctions on Belarus

13 names have been added on “the black list”, no information about economic sanctions is available.

Canada caramelized economic sanctions against Belarusian regime

18.06.2010 Canada caramelized economic sanctions against Belarusian regime

The sanctions were imposed for violation of human rights and civil freedoms by the Belarusian government.

Belarus remains among the states against which the government of Canada applies economic sanctions. informs about that with a reference to Canada Border Services Agency.

10.06.2010 Belarus is denied EU trade preferences again

Implementation of recommendations of the International Labor Organization (ILO) on securing freedom of trade unions in Belarus was discussed at the Labor Conference in Geneva on 9 June.

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