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EU: Names Of New Blacklisted Belarusian Officials Published

Posted by Info on 24/05/2011

The Official Journal of the European Union has published the updated list of Minsk officials subject to sanctions (a ban from entering the EU countries and assets freeze).
A total of 13 new names were added. The full list of Belarusian officials subject to travel restrictions covers 188 individuals.

The EU blacklist was extended for mainly judges and prosecutors involved in the recent legal proceedings against the accused in the criminal case over “disorders in Minsk on December 19, 2010” (the EU finds these trials politically motivated) as well as the chief of the Analytical Centre of the Presidential Administration and the director of the secondary school in Talkov city responsible for firing uncomfortable teacher Natallya Illynich.

Shykarou Uladzslau, judge, Merkul Natallia Viktarauna school director, Akulich Sviatlana Rastsislavauna, judge, Pykina Natallia judge, Mazouka Siarhei prosecutor, Aliaksandrau Dzmitry Piatrovich, judge, Vakulchyk Valery, chief of the Analytical Centre of the Presidential Administration, Chatviartkova Natallia, judge, Bulash Ala, judge, Barovski Aliaksandr Genadzevich, prosecutor,Simanouski Dmitri Valerevich, prosecutor, Brysina Zhanna, judge, Zhukovski Sergei Konstantynovych, prosecutor.

The EU has imposed restrictive measures on Belarus for the third time since the beginning of the year. On January 31, the EU Council took a decision to impose a travel ban on and freeze European assets of Alyaksandr Lukashenka and 156 officials, responsible for falsification of the presidential elections and violent suppression of protests.

On March 3, nine non-EU countries (Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Iceland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Norway, and Lichtenstein) joined the Council’s decision.

In total, 34 persons have already been sentenced in the case of “mass riot” on December 19 in Minsk. Besides Sannikov, two other presidential candidates, Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu and Vital Rymasheuski, heard their verdicts – a suspended prison term and probation.

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