Belarus - Jailing of two presidential candidates (23 June 2020)

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The jailing of two candidates running in Belarus’s upcoming presidential election and the arrests of citizens and journalists in recent days on the sidelines of protests supporting those candidates is contrary to the international commitments of Belarus, a member of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

France calls on Belarus to abide by its commitments and to guarantee the freedom of expression and right to demonstrate.