US extends sanctions against Belarus
16 Jun 2010

The United States’ sanctions against Belarus have been extended for one year in the hope of pushing for democratic reform. A White House  spokesman reported that the executive order stood in opposition to corruption, censorship and human rights abuses. Despite acknowledging the 2008 release of three political prisoners, the report emphasised that “serious challenges remain”.

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