UK Joins US, Canada In New Sanctions On Belarus Over Journalist’s Arrest

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UK Joins US, Canada In Fresh Sanctions On Belarus Over Journalist's Arrest

UK will not tolerate those who repress human rights, the foreign office said. (Representational)

London:

Britain on Monday said it had joined the United States, Canada and the European Union in imposing fresh sanctions on Belarus after the detention of an opposition journalist.

The government said it had imposed travel bans and asset freezes against “senior-ranking officials” in President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime, as well as oil firm BNK (UK) Ltd.

“The sanctions send a strong signal to the Belarusian authorities that the UK will not tolerate those who repress human rights coming to the UK or using our financial institutions,” the foreign office said in a statement.

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