Statement posted on the website of the German Embassy in Belarus.
"I welcome the decision Belarusian management release in the end of Alexander Kozulin. I hope that question final release from prison. It would be an act of humanity, which has long had hoped, which is often called and directly behind which must be committed by others.
The release of all political prisoners is a prerequisite for the gradual revival of relations with the European Union. Together with our European partners more than once we have expressed their desire to develop not bad and all-round cooperation with Belarus. But it can only be based on European values based on democracy and the rule of the country. "
Tags: Kozulin, Frank-Walter, Steinmeier