U.S. State Department Getting Ready for UN Resolution on Belarus

16.06.2011 12:38

Head of U.S. State Department Office on cooperation with international organizations, Esther Brimer, reports that the U.S. is currently negotiating "with a wide range of countries" on the adoption of the resolution on Belarus in the UN Council on Human Rights. In turn, U.S. ambassador to the UN Council Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe expressed concern at "suppression of peaceful protests in some countries," including Belarus.

Thus, according to Eileen Chamberlain, the trials against protesters on December 19, including the ex-candidates, «fail to meet the minimum standards required of a fair and independent justice system,» according to the Belarusian service of Radio «Liberty

«Governments must be accountable for violations of fundamental rights of its citizens to freedom of assembly, expression, religion and speech,» said U.S. ambassador to the UN Council.

As Telegraf reported, June 14, 2011, Barack Obama extended sanctions against certain officials of Belarus, introduced by his predecessor George Bush on June 16, 2006. «The actions and policies of the Belarusian government and other individuals keep on posing an unusual and extraordinary threat to national security and foreign policy of the United States,» said the White House.