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Over 1,500 Political Prisoners in Belarus

Statement By Secretary Antony J. Blinken May 20, 2023 On the eve of the Day of Solidarity with Belarusian Political Prisoners, we condemn the Lukashenka regime in Belarus for unjustly holding over 1,500 political prisoners. These men and women have been arrested and incarcerated for exercising their human rights and fundamental freedoms in pursuit of ... Read More»

USOSCE Statement on Moscow Mechanism Exposing Systemic Human Rights Abuses in Belarus

  As delivered by Ambassador Michael Carpenter to the Permanent Council, Vienna May 11, 2023 Thank you, Professor Ascensio, for joining us today and for your detailed report . The images of hundreds of thousands of Belarusians peacefully demonstrating in the streets, everywhere from small villages to the boulevards of Minsk, to protest the Lukashenka regime’s ... Read More»

Travel Advisory: Belarus – Do Not Travel

April 12, 2023 Reissued after periodic review with updates to risk indicators, information on border crossings, the Embassy’s limited ability to assist U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Belarus, and the “If you decide to travel” section. Do not travel to Belarus due to the Belarusian authorities’ continued facilitation of Russia’s war against Ukraine, ... Read More»

Belarus Freedom Day

PRESS STATEMENT VEDANT PATEL, PRINCIPAL DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON MARCH 25, 2023 Today, we celebrate, along with Belarusians across the world, Belarus Freedom Day.  This day highlights the democratic legacy of the first independent Belarusian state, established in 1918 after 150 years of Russian occupation. Despite the Lukashenka regime’s complicity in Russia’s war against Ukraine, brave Belarusians continue to stand up for ... Read More»

Taking Additional Actions to Hold the Lukashenka Regime to Account

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN March 24, 2023 The United States continues to promote accountability for the Lukashenka regime’s violence surrounding the fraudulent August 2020 presidential election in Belarus, its ongoing brutal crackdown against the pro-democracy movement and other elements of Belarusian society, ... Read More»