In a report published today the British Foreign Office on human rights in the world in 2010, the human rights situation in Belarus is defined as "critical."
Belarus was among the 25 countries that cause the most serious concern departments of Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom. Cytuatsyya of human rights in these countries discussed in more detail than the others. Among these countries: Afghanistan, Burma, China, Colombia, Cuba, Congo, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Coconut Palm, Zimbabwe.
The report notes that the presidential election of December 19, 2010 were for Belarus government spent chance to demonstrate their interest in the improvement of democratic standards in the country.
According to the document, the Belarusian authorities do not care about the preservation and protection of human rights in the country, perceiving them, at best, as something optional, and at worst — as a bargaining chip to get some economic or political benefits from the international community.
The British Foreign Office says trials participants protest on December 19 in Minsk politically motivated.
The British report notes that in Belarus against the detainees and torture detainees (specifically an example of prisoner Andrei Sannikov).
The document also notes, in Belarus Stalling obstacles in the work of human rights defenders, and domestic and foreign journalists have to work under great pressure from the authorities.