Clinton: “We must continue advancing the work of democracy and human rights”

Yet again.U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on the Belarusian authorities to release political prisoners.

Making a speech on relations between the USA and Europe at Brookings institution in Washington, the Secretary of State “welcomed Georgia’s elections and the first peaceful transition in that country’s history” and critisized the actions of the governments of Belarus and Ukraine.

”We also must continue advancing the work of democracy and human rights in those parts of Europe and Eurasia that are not yet where they need to be. Ukraine’s October elections were a step backwards for democracy, and we remain deeply concerned about the selective prosecution of opposition leaders. In Belarus, the government continues to systematically repress human rights, so we must continue to push for the release of political prisoners and support those brave activists standing up for the rights of the people of Belarus,” the media service of the U.S. Secretary of State quotes Hillary Clinton.


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