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Jean-Claude Mignon welcomes release of Belarusian opposition leader and campaign aide

16/04/2012

Parliamentary Assembly President urged President Lukashenko to release all other remaining political prisoners
Jean-Claude Mignon welcomes release of Belarusian opposition leader and campaign aide
Jean-Claude Mignon 

Strasbourg, 16.04.2012 – Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) President Jean-Claude Mignon today welcomed the release of Belarusian opposition leader Andrei Sannikov and his former campaign aide Dzmitry Bandarenka, while urging President Lukashenko “to release and fully rehabilitate all other remaining political prisoners”.

“At its January 2012 Session, our Assembly deplored that a number of individuals, including former presidential candidates, civil society activists and prominent human rights defenders, remain in prison on political grounds”, the President said. (more...)

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