EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Belarus: Lukashenko Ready To Deport All Political Prisoners To EU

Posted by Info on 08/07/2011

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said he was ready to hand over all prisoners that the EU believes are jailed for political reasons, if Europe agrees to accept them.
“If the EU wants to take them…I’m ready to put all those for whom the West shows so much concern on a train, or even on board a plane – that would be faster – and send them out. Take them, if you want….all of them, even those who took to the streets today.”

BUTLukashenko rejected the Polish foreign minister’s proposal to simply release all political prisoners in exchange for consultations on how to overcome the country’s deepening economic crisis.

Just recently on 6th July over 24 journalists were detained during protests. The list of detainees published by the organization includes reporters from non-government newspapers, radio stations and news agencies.

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