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White House reacted to abductions of Belarusian oppositionists

The United States called on the Belarusian authorities to release all unjustly detained protesters and politicians.

Washington expresses concern about the abduction of opposition representatives in Belarus. This is stated in a White House press release released by Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday, September 9.

“The United States is extremely concerned about the continuing human rights violations following the elections in Belarus, reports of the abduction or forcible expulsion of opposition figures,” the spokeswoman said.

Also, the White House called on the republican authorities to release all unjustly detained protesters and politicians.

“The United States is working with its international partners to bring to justice those who committed these violations (infringement of freedom of speech). We call on the Belarusian government to release all those who are unfairly detained,” McEnani stressed and added that the presidential elections in Belarus were not real.

In addition, Washington reiterated the importance of democracy.

“The huge number of peacefully protesting Belarusians makes it clear that the government can no longer ignore the people's calls for democracy,” the White House press secretary concluded.

As a reminder, in the Republic of Belarus, six out of seven members of the Presidium of the Coordination Council were detained, left Belarus under pressure, or were taken out of the country against their will. Only the writer and Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Aleksievich remained free in the country.

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