Belarus - Wave of arrests and searches (16 July2021)


France utterly condemns the new wave of arrests in Belarus targeted against members of human rights organizations, as well as the searches carried out in the premises of political parties, cultural organizations and think tanks and human rights organizations. France intends to resolutely continue lending its support to the Belarusian population and civil society.

Like its European partners, France calls on the Belarusian authorities to uphold its international commitments with respect to human rights and fundamental freedoms and will continue to fully apply sanctions against the perpetrators of serious human rights violations in this country.