US News The United States takes new sanctions against Belarus

19:10  09 august  2021
19:10  09 august  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Joe Biden, ici lors d’une conférence de presse le 6 août, va prendre de nouvelles sanctions contre le régime autoritaire en Biélorussie. © AFP / Saul Loeb Joe Biden, here at a press conference on August 6, will take new sanctions against the authoritarian regime in Belarus.

The administration of Joe Biden is preparing to harden sanctions against the Alexander Loukachenko regime in Belarus. Personalities, companies, entities whose national Olympic Committee will be targeted.

The United States will unveil a stolen of penalties against personalities, companies and entities of Belarus , bringing the pressure on the authoritarian regime of Alexander Loukachenko, AFP said a senior official of the house White.

one year after the election that it is fraudulent judge of the President of Belarus, Joe Biden will sign a decree who has been curious about the American sanctions plan in force since 2006, by expanding it to several key sectors of the economy of the economy. Border country of Russia, according to the same source.

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The American announcement occurs shortly after the annual press conference of President Belarusse, who once again proclaimed his victory during a completely transparent ballot against an opposition who was preparing a coup.

Upgrading this new presidential decree, the US Treasury Department, according to the senior official, take its most important sanctions to date against companies, personalities and entities of Belarus .

Among them, the National Olympic Committee of Belarus. The institution is targeted shortly after the sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said that they had been a victim of an attempt at forced repatriation of the Tokyo Olympics, for criticizing sports officials from his country.

The young woman, who says fear the prison, is now in Poland, neighboring Belarus and fervent support from the exiled opposition.

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In addition to this scandal that illustrates the inability (of this institution) to protect the athletes from political repression, the United States accuses the Belarusian Olympic Committee to facilitate money laundering.

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Washington will also sanction the public company Balruskali OAO, one of the largest producers of potash fertilizer from the world, a source of illegal enrichment of the plan, according to the same source.

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will also be referred to leading economic leaders supporting the plan, as well as fifteen companies with which these persons are linked, including the Private Bank Absolutbank, and finally active entities in the tobacco industry, in the BTP, the energy and transport.

These sanctions are the consequence of the offensive on the democratic aspirations and the rights of the People of Belarus, but also violations of the international rules and the corruption of the regime, has indicated the senior American official.

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The United States calls for Alexander Loukachenko, among other things, to immediately release all political prisoners and to engage in a dialogue with the opposition to organize a free presidential election, otherwise, otherwise indicates the source, the US administration will continue to make use of his power of sanctions.

These American sanctions also intervene in a moment of high voltage between the United States and Russia of Vladimir Putin, the main Allied of President Belarusse.

Joe Biden had received on July 28 at the White House The Bielorusian opponent in exile Svetlana Tikhanovskaia , a brand supported support to the one who says he won the presidential of 2020.

Rising suppression

The President of Belarus has been exercising since This election a repression that goes crescendo against any form of political opposition and criticism from civil society.

The past week was marked by the opening of the trial of one of the great figures of the contestation in 2020, Maria Kolesnikova, and by the suspicious death of the Vitali Cychov activist, found hanged in Ukraine.

President Belarusse denied Monday any involvement in this death, launching at his annual press conference: Cychov, but who for me or for Belarus? [...] It's nobody for us, who would have gone to hang him?

He also took the Sprinter Krystina Tsimanouskaya: she would never have done that (criticized the Belarusian coaches, NDLR) alone, she was remotely taught by her Polish friends, he said.

These cases come after months of mass arrests, forced exiles of opponents and liquidation of the number of NGOs and independent media.

The Belarusian regime is also acknowledged to have diverted a commercial flight in May by pretending an alert to the bomb, in order to stop the dissident and journalist Roman Protassevitch who was on board.

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