Travel bans on Belarusian civil society and opposition
23.04.2012 The Bureau of the ALDE issued a statement condemning the shameful practice of preventing civil activists and political opponents from leaving their country recently conducted by the Belarusian authorities.
"This is yet another manifestation of continuous repressions against civil society and opposition" said Mrs Anne Brasseur, President of ALDE.
Since the beginning of March, 16 opposition leaders, human rights defenders and independent journalists have been stopped at the borders and banned the exit from Belarus on openly fallacious grounds (non existent legal suits, alleged conscription dodging by persons much older than the conscription age, etc…).
Download the statement ALDE condemns travel bans on civil society of Belarus
Added on 23-04-2012