The European Parliament will hold a special meeting on Belarus

This decision announced today in Brussels after meeting European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek, the heads of the relevant parliamentary committees and delegations. Extraordinary Special Meeting of Belarus on January 12 in the 17 pm local time.

"It is important that we continue to put pressure on the Lukashenko government at the highest level due to the violent crackdown on demonstrators in Belarus," said Buzek.

On He said, The European Parliament will study the course and consequences of the presidential elections, including "Beating and detention of opposition presidential candidates, violence against journalists and activists Civil Society. "

Buzek reiterated its call for the immediate release of political prisoners and an end to violence. He said that the European Parliament will discuss the next steps in the EU's response to the situation that has developed in Belarus.

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