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EU prepares sanctions as anti-government protests continue in Belarus

By Peter Spinella and Leonie KijewskiBrussels/Moscow – The EU is preparing a list of sanctions against Belarusian individuals after a bloody post-election crackdown on protesters by police, diplomats told dpa.The individuals to be sanctioned include those responsible for police violence and election fraud, the EU sources said.The decision was made during a virtual meeting among the 27 EU foreign affairs ministers on Friday evening.Thousands of protesters who decried last weekend’s election as rigged have recently been arrested, sparking international outrage.While many of them have since been released, numerous protesters spoke of mistreatment during their arrest and imprisonment.A man shows marks …read more

Source:: Independent Online