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INTERNATIONAL DAY TO END IMPUNITY FOR CRIMES AGAINST JOURNALISTS

Statement by Acting Administrator John Barsa Monday, November 2, 2020 UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations press@usaid.gov Freedom of the press is a cornerstone to every just and free society. Today, on this International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, we salute all journalists, especially those who risk their safety ...
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Release and Departure of U.S. Citizen Vitali Shkliarov from Belarus

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 28, 2020 The United States welcomes the departure from Belarus of wrongfully detained U.S. citizen Vitali Shkliarov. After three months of wrongful detention and house arrest, Mr. Shkliarov has been reunited with his family and has arrived in the United States. As the President and I ...
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Joint Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus

U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York, New York October 26, 2020 Joint Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus The following is a joint statement from the United States with Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, ...
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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

Updated October 23, 2020 Location:  Slovakia Current situation in the country:  From October 24 through November 1, 2020 the Slovak government will enforce a partial lockdown for all people residing in Slovakia.  All persons have until October 25 to return to their place of residence in Slovakia.  No one may leave their residence, except for special ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Minsk, Belarus

Location: Public areas throughout Minsk and the rest of Belarus. Event: Last week, a “People’s Ultimatum” was declared calling for the Government of Belarus to meet certain demands by the deadline of October 25.  As part of the ultimatum, if demands were not met, consequences were also announced (protests, strikes, blocking traffic, and other measures).  Considering the ...
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