October 15, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

Following the adoption of a first set of targeted sanctions in coordination with the United Kingdom on September 29th, the Government of Canada is today listing an additional 31 Belarusian officials under the Special Economic Measures (Belarus) Regulations.  This second set of sanctions is being adopted in coordination with recent actions taken by the European Union and the United States.

These additional sanctions are being imposed in response to gross and systematic human rights violations that have been committed in Belarus. The aim is to maintain international pressure on the Government of Belarus to find a peaceful and negotiated solution to the current crisis.

The sanctions announced today underscore broad international opposition to the Government of Belarus’ complete disregard for the basic principles of democracy and respect for human rights.

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