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EU Seeks Urgent Debate On Belarus At U.N. Rights Body

BELARUS-ELECTION-UN:EU seeks pressing debate on Belarus at U.N. rights physique

The European Union is requesting an pressing debate on Belarus on the high U.N. rights physique subsequent week, describing a “deterioration” within the scenario there, a letter written by the German ambassador confirmed on Friday.

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  • Last Updated: September 12, 2020, 8:54 AM IST

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GENEVA: The European Union is requesting an pressing debate on Belarus on the high U.N. rights physique subsequent week, describing a “deterioration” within the scenario there, a letter written by the German ambassador confirmed on Friday.

Western international locations dispute the end result of an Aug. 9 election which official outcomes present President Alexander Lukashenko received, and the EU is aiming for financial sanctions.






“The ongoing deterioration of the human rights situation in Belarus in relation to the 2020 presidential election needs the urgent attention of the Human Rights Council,” Germany’s Ambassador to the United Nations Michael von Ungern-Sternberg wrote to the Geneva-based council.

The ambassador, whose nation holds the EU rotating presidency, added that he would request a decision after the talk.

He didn’t elaborate on the human rights points in Belarus although others have voiced considerations about reported kidnappings and threats to opposition figures for the reason that vote.

A schedule of the rights council confirmed the merchandise can be mentioned on Monday, the opening day of a three-week session held in Geneva.

Lukashenko denies rigging the election and has refused to speak to the opposition, accusing them of making an attempt to wreck the previous Soviet republic.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres referred to as on Friday for authorities in Belarus “to refrain from the use of force against those engaging in peaceful assembly and to ensure that allegations of torture and other mistreatment of people in detention are fully investigated and addressed.”

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