Condemn the Belarus Government for harassment and detention of its citizens

Amid upcoming presidential elections, we have seen the harassment and detention of thousands of people, including independent journalists, social media actors, human rights defenders and peaceful protestors. The UK Government should condemn these actions in the strongest possible terms.

This petition closed on 13 Feb 2021 with 8,237 signatures


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1: That this House has considered early elections, human rights and the political situation in Turkey.I - Speech Link
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1: fraud and falsification of results, and local independent observers were barred from witnessing the count - Speech Link
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1: My Lords, last year’s rigged presidential elections and Lukashenko’s brutal crackdown against those calling - Speech Link
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The United Kingdom as a prime example of modern democracy often stands firm against breaches of human rights and freedom, and must do so in this instance by condemning the arbitrary harassment and detention of citizens.


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