Freedom House urges US and EU to renew sanctions against Belarus

[JURIST] The American rights group Freedom House [advocacy website] on Thursday urged [press release] the US and European Union (EU) [official website] to renew full sanctions against Belarus in the wake of post-election unrest. Freedom House commended U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and European High Representative Catherine Ashton [official websites] for their joint statement [text] calling on Belarusian authorities to release imprisoned presidential candidates and election protesters, and condemning all violence in the aftermath of last week’s elections. Freedom…

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