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Belarus: Sanctions

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL7712, tabled on 2 September 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to imposing sanctions against the government of Belarus and associated individuals.

Answered on

15 September 2020

The Government has been clear that we do not accept the results of the fraudulent Presidential elections in Belarus. We have strongly condemned the shocking scenes of violence by the authorities in Belarus towards peaceful protestors. The Belarusian authorities must be held to account. We support the imposition of sanctions and are working with international partners to sanction those responsible for the flaws that rendered the election unfair and the scenes of violence and reports of mistreatment.