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Belarus: Sanctions

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 118596, tabled on 20 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to extend the sanctions list to (a) people responsible for violence in Belarus and (b) institutions which are assisting or funding the Belarusian regime.

Answered on

26 November 2020

On 29 September, the UK, with Canada, implemented sanctions on Alexander?Lukashenko, his son and six other members of the Belarusian senior leadership under the Global Human Rights sanctions regime for serious human rights violations linked to the presidential election in August.?? We welcomed the EU's decision to impose sanctions on other linked officials and will transfer the existing EU Belarus sanctions regime into an autonomous UK sanctions regime at the end of the Transition Period.? We remain concerned by the situation in Belarus and will consider future designations carefully, guided by the evidence and objectives of the sanctions regime.