Society, "We, the members of the Belarusian-American Association, as U.S. citizens, and new immigrants from Belarus, we express our concern about the next elections in Belarus, which were neither free nor fair.
We strongly condemn the brutal actions of the Belarusian authorities against peaceful protesters on Independence Square
in Minsk on December 19. We support the demands of protesters and protest against the beating and detention of democratic presidential candidates — Neklyaeva, Sannikov, Rymasheuski, Statkevich Kastusiou.
Since the free and fair elections are not possible without sustainable access to the media, we urge the U.S. government to provide adequate support to the media from abroad, aiming to Belarus.
The establishment of democracy in Belarus, respect for Human Rights and the laws
requires the cooperation of the U.S. human rights
institutions, for this, we call for the restoration of an efficient and smooth operations of the American embassy in Minsk.
We urge the U.S. government to pay more attention to Belarus
zbalansovvats economic aid Belarusian people sanctions against those responsible for the existence of a dictatorial regime in Belarus. "
On behalf of the Belarusian-American Association
Chairman of the General Directorate