Posted on 20.01.2011 in Belarus, News

Belarus: 20.01.2011 The European Parliament adopted resolution on situation in Belarus

The European Parliament resolution of 20 January 2011 on the situation in Belarus imposes a visa ban on Belarusian officials.

In the resolution the European Parliament calls on the Council, the Commission and the EU High Representative to review EU policy towards Belarus.

Polling station in Belarus; source: Wikimedia commons

Polling station in Belarus; source: Wikimedia commons

Authorities of EU member states must not issue visas for Belarus’ leaders, state officials, members of the judiciary and the security services responsible for the rigged election and brutal repressions, including arrests of the opposition members afterwards. The ban is binding until all political prisoners and detainees are cleared of charges or released.