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United States Expands Sanctions against Belarusian Nationals

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The United States has imposed sanctions against another 43 Belarusian nationals for rigging the presidential election and violence against peaceful protesters, the press service of the U.S. Department of State reports.

“Today, the U.S. Department of State took action pursuant to Presidential Proclamation (PP) 8015 to impose visa restrictions on 43 Belarusian individuals responsible for undermining Belarusian democracy, making them generally ineligible for entry into the United States,” the statement reads.

In particular, the sanctions list includes high-ranking justice sector officials; law enforcement leaders and rank-and-file personnel who detained and abused peaceful demonstrators; judges and prosecutors involved in sentencing peaceful protesters and journalists to prison terms; and academic administrators who threatened students for participation in peaceful protests.

Natalia Tolub

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