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The situation in Belarus and the FCDO's response

Non-inquiry session

Since August 2020 Belarus has experienced a disputed election that has led to unprecedented public protest. The response of the Lukashenka regime has been mass detention of protesters and repression of the media. There have been multiple allegations of human rights abuse. In the last month a Ryanair flight was re-directed to Minsk culminating in the arrest of a prominent journalist and his partner.

The FAC is holding a one-off evidence session into the current situation in Belarus with the intention of making recommendations to the FCDO of further action.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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15 June 2021
Work The situation in Belarus and the FCDO's response (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya (Leader of the Belarusian Opposition)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
15 June 2021
Work The situation in Belarus and the FCDO's response (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Dr Nigel Gould-Davies (Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia at International Institute for Strategic Studies), and Andrius Kubilius MEP (Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs at European Parliament)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence
15 June 2021
Work The situation in Belarus and the FCDO's response (Non-inquiry session)
Witnesses Philippe Joseph Sands, QC (Professor of the Public Understanding of Law, Faculty of Laws at University College London, Samuel and Judith Pisar Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and British and French Lawyer at Matrix Chambers), and Victoria Fedorova (Head of Legal Initiative at Belarusian Human Rights NGO)
Committees Foreign Affairs Committee
Oral Evidence

Written evidence

No written evidence published.

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