United States: results of the ships will affect relations with Belarus

U.S. State Department spokesman said that "The United States condemns the verdict on May 14 presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov and other Belarusian democratic activists."

In a statement, the Acting Deputy State Department spokesman Mark Tovnera U.S. said: "We believe palitchnymi prisoners five candidates for president — Vladimir Neklyaeva, Andrei Sannikov, Vital Rymasheuski, Nikolai Statkevich and Dmitri Uss, and other activists, in respect of which the trial is … The harsh sentences handed down on May 14, and the current court is obviously politically motivated. "

"Belarus should immediately and unconditionally release all political prisoners and stop the long-term damage Human Rights and the persecution of those who criticize the government, risking a prosecution and baseless arrests — said in a statement. — Results of the current ship will be taken U.S. into account when reviewing relations with Belarus and consider further action. "

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