Bundestag faction issued a statement on Belarus

The vast majority of party factions German Bundestag — the CDU / CSU, the Social Democrats, the party of the Free Democrats, Zvyaz90/zyalenyya — signed the joint statement condemning the repression of Lukashenka's regime against the Belarusian opposition in the last year in December.

The statement stressed that the presidential election neither free nor transparent. After the protests were arrested on December 19 and convicted many opposition figures and journalists, including and Presidential candidates.

The deputies do ask the federal government to fully support the immediate release of those convicted of involvement in the events of the Square, and put pressure on the Belarusian authorities in response to the basic principles of the OSCE and the International Convention for the Human Rights.

Political dialogue with Belarus, the statement can only take place if that will take the general standards of the OSCE and the EU.



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