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U.S. urges to release detained Belarusian protesters, - Pompeo

Source : 112 Ukraine

Secretary of the State claims that the recent presidential elections were neither free nor fair
08:05, 21 August 2020

U.S. Secretary of State
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The U.S. government is concerned about the rigged presidential election in Belarus. The White House also urged the Belarusian authorities to let all detained protesters go. Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of the State said so in his statement released on the website of the U.S. government.

"We remain deeply concerned by serious flaws in the August 9 presidential election in Belarus and strongly condemn the violence carried out against peaceful protesters and journalists, the arrest of opposition candidates and peaceful protesters, the blockage of Belarus’ internet service, and the abuse of detainees. We call for the immediate release of those unjustly detained, and an accounting for those reported missing", reads the statement.

Related: EU leaders reject Belarus election result, urge dialogue

According to Pompeo, the Belarusian government should release the illegally detained people and file a report on those who went missing.

Pompeo claimed that the U.S. has been living up to its long-term commitment to support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Belarus, "as well as the aspirations of the Belarusian people to choose their leaders and to choose their own path, free from external intervention".

Related: Belarusian opposition demands urgent meetings with law enforcers

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