«Repression of the regime against its own people» – the EU delegation spoke about the situation with political prisoners

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The EU Delegation to Belarus spoke about the situation with political prisoners (human rights activists have recognized 12 more people as political prisoners today, and now there are 1007 of them). The Spokesperson of the representative office called what is happening «a shameful milestone reflecting the ongoing crackdown of the Lukashenko regime against his own population.»

«In today’s Belarus, the space for democratic political opposition and free and independent media activities has been drastically closed off . The Lukashenko regime continues detaining and imprisoning people in appalling conditions, exposing them to ill-treatment and torture and have them condemned to long prison sentences in political trials conducted behind closed doors. Legally defending political prisoners has become dangerous, with more than 40 lawyers reported to have their licenses revoked,» the statement says.

The mission called on Belarus to comply with UN and OSCE commitments, as well as international obligations, and demanded the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners. It is reported that the European Union will continue to seek justice for the victims and bring the perpetrators to justice.

Source: Reform.by

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