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Czech Republic shocked by court decision to sentence Ales Bialiatski

November 24, 2011 – Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Belarus :

” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is shocked by the court decision to sentence Ales Bialatsky, Chairman of the Belarusian Human Rights Centre Viasna, to four and a half years of a restricted freedom in a medium-security institution.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic considers this trial as politically motivated and urges Belarusian authorities to end repressions against representatives of the Belarusian civil society. The Ministry will continue to closely observe future proceedings in this case”. 

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French Foreign Ministry: Official Paris shocked by verdict to Bialiatski

November 24, 2011 – Official Paris shocked by the verdict of the court in the case of Ales Bialiatski, a Belarusian human rights activist, and calls upon his release again, stated the official representative of the Foreign Ministry of France, Bernard Valéro.

“France is shocked by the decision to sentence Ales Bialiatski to 4.5 years’ imprisonment on purely political motives as a result of the unfair trial,” Bernard Valéro said at a briefing on Thursday, RIA Novosti informs.

As said by him, France regrets that Belarusian authorities had closed ears to the calls to release Bialiatski and other political prisoners.

“France with its partners in the EU calls to release Bialiatski immediately, and reiterates its call to release all political prisoners and stop prosecution against them,” stated t...

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