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Activist Urges EU To Keep Political Pressure On Belarus

Belarusian human rights activist Ales Byalyatski has called on the European Union to maintain political pressure on Belarus's authoritarian regime. In Brussels on February 3, the former political prisoner told EU officials that the situation inside the country has not improved since economic sanctions were suspended following the release of political prisoners last August. Speaking to Gregory Zhygalov of RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, Byalyatski said Belrusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka has given no indication he's open to serious democratic reforms.