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U.S. Embassy Statement

The United States condemns the January 18 arrest of ​​Leanid Sudalenk​a, Chairperson of the Homyel ​branch of Human Rights Organization Viasna, and his assistant Maryya Tarasenka.  We call for their immediate release. ​Rights activists, such as those ​working with Viasna, are a critical part of civil society in any country, as they observe a country’s human rights record and shed light on and document human ...
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Meeting with Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Aleinik

On January 14, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Jeffrey Giauque had an introductory meeting with Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Aleinik.  DFM Aleinik recently assumed responsibility for covering the relationship with the United States for the MFA.  During the conversation they discussed bilateral relations and U.S. concerns related to the human rights situation in Belarus.  In ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement

January 15, 2021 We are deeply concerned by the ​continuing harassment of Belarusian independent media doing nothing other than their jobs: reporting factual information to their fellow citizens.  This week’s arrest of Andrei Alyaksandrau and yesterday’s ​raid on the BelaPAN news agency ​in search of dubious justifications ​for his arrest are yet more evidence that the authorities continue to be willing to manipulate the law for their own political ...
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Embassy announces online auction of used property

The Embassy of the United States of America in Minsk will be holding an online public disposal sale of used U.S. Government property from January 4, 2021 through January 17, 2021. Among the items to be sold are residential and office furniture, household appliances, computer equipment and other items. Bidders can review and bid on ...
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Imposing Sanctions and Visa Restrictions on Additional Individuals and Entities Undermining Belarusian Democracy

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE DECEMBER 23, 2020 Today, the United States is taking action against individuals and entities involved in efforts to undermine Belarusian democracy. Specifically, the U.S. Departments of State and of Treasury have exercised their respective authorities against 40 individuals and four entities involved in electoral fraud and human rights abuses surrounding the fraudulent election ...
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