The High Representative for EU Foreign Policy, Josep Borrell, condemned the “arbitrary” detention of opponents by the Belarusian authorities on Monday and called on Minsk to release “all those detained for political reasons”.
“The EU hopes that the Belarusian authorities guarantee the immediate release of all political detainees before and after the fraudulent presidential elections on August 9,” Borrell said in an official statement.
In addition, Brussels has “violently condemned” the “incessant, arbitrary and unexplained detentions” that have taken place since the start of the pre-election presidential election, warning that “the EU will impose sanctions on those responsible for violence, repression and violence”. Falsification of election results “.
In particular, Borrell condemns the arrest of 633 people after the “peaceful” demonstration that Sunday, which was attended by more than 100,000 people in Minsk. The head of European diplomacy quotes in particular Maria Kalesnikova, Andrei Yahorau, Irina Suji, Anton Radniankou and Ivan Krautsou.