He expressed his strong concern that the detained opposition activists who assumed the role of in a peaceful demonstration on March 25, and journalists were punished by arrest for 15 days or tremendous penalties. EP President also outraged that the KGB gave chase-independent journalists.
"I strongly condemn the arrest and politically targeted flogging with Belarusian citizens who peacefully express their commitment to the values of freedom, democracy and Human Rights. The European Parliament expresses its solidarity with all those who defend freedom and democracy "- said Hans-Gert Poettering.
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