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U.S. 'Stands With Sweden' In Belarus Row

Teddy bears with pro-democracy messages were parachuted into the outskirts of Minsk from a light aircraft chartered by a Swedish public relations firm in early July.
Teddy bears with pro-democracy messages were parachuted into the outskirts of Minsk from a light aircraft chartered by a Swedish public relations firm in early July.
The United States says it "stands with Sweden" in its efforts to promote human rights in Belarus, amid a spat that has led Minsk to close its Stockholm mission and expel all Swedish diplomats.

The U.S. State Department said on August 8 it was "deeply concerned" about the events, saying such actions "only serve to deepen Belarus' self-isolation."

Belarus withdrew its ambassador to Stockholm after Swedish activists last month flew a light aircraft in Belarus dropping hundreds of toy bears bearing pro-democracy messages.

Sweden's ambassador was also expelled.

On August 8, Minsk announced it was withdrawing its remaining embassy staff from Sweden and called on Stockholm to withdraw its diplomats from Minsk.

Belarus is under a raft of sanctions by the European Union over the repression of civil society and the opposition.

Based on reporting by AFP and Charter97.org
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by: ExpatZ from: England
August 09, 2012 08:41
For Gods sake will the US please just go home and shut up!
Are they too stupid to realize how damaged they are as a brand?
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by: Jack from: US
August 09, 2012 13:29
why do you say such bad words about US? Doesn't England lick rear end of US for decades now? How many young UK soldiers died in Iraq and Afghanistan for the glory of US government, represented by the brightest of the bright minds - Hillary Clinton? She is so bright I don't need electricity in my home - she just shines right in from one end, and Mitt Monkey Romney from another. Together they even outshine Sarah Palin which has the hightest IQ in Republican "party"
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by: ExpatZ from: England
August 09, 2012 13:51
LOL!

I can see her brightness from here.
It hurts.

I am sure that if Mitt becomes the leader of the fascist world he will shine with a brightness that rivals even that of the WalMart Secretary of State.
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by: Joseph from: Usa
August 09, 2012 21:42
Is your last name ass.

by: Jack from: US
August 09, 2012 12:58
US stands firmly not just with Sweden, but with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Pakistan and similar florishing democracies. Sweden should be welcome to the club of honorable minions
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by: ExpatZ from: England
August 09, 2012 13:54
Don't forget Libya, Oman, Yemen and Somalia!
All shinning beacons of freedom and hope thanks to the benevolent and helping hand of our masters of the universe in Washington DC.

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