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U.S. adopts Belarus Democracy, Human Rights, and Sovereignty Act of 2020

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document is submitted for the sign of the president
13:05, 23 December 2020

Bloomberg

Both houses of the U.S. Congress voted for the adoption of Belarus Democracy, Human Rights, and Sovereignty Act of 2020. The bill is submitted for the sign of President Donald Trump, as Voice of America reported.

“The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan Belarus Democracy, Human Rights, and Sovereignty Act of 2020. The document is submitted for the sign of President Donald Trump,” the message said.

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The document will allow stating that the U.S. does not recognize the results of falsified presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020, and will not allow recognizing Alexander Lukashenko as the legitimately elected leader of Belarus.

The document also urges to hold new presidential elections that meet the OSCE standards and immediate release of all political prisoners of Belarus.

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Moreover, the U.S. refuses to recognize any integration of Belarus into the so-called Union State with Russia and over its control.

Protest actions in Minsk and other cities in Belarus have been running for five months. People stand against the results of the presidential election that took place in August. Back then, the Central Election Committee announced that Alexander Lukashenko won the race. The Belarusian opposition did not recognize these results; neither do the EU and the U.S.

 

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