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Lithuanian conservatives have suggested imposing national sanctions against 39 members of the Belarussian regime, including President Alexander Lukashenko, his sons Viktor and Dmitry, Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko, election officials and the heads of security agencies.
Aliaksandras Lukašenka
Aliaksandras Lukašenka
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The opposition Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats said on Tuesday that its parliamentary group had called on Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius and Interior Minister Rita Tamasuniene to immediately blacklist the 39 individuals under the so-called Magnitsky Law.

The list of individuals responsible for electoral fraud and violence against civilians was drawn up together with Belarusian civil society representatives, according to the conservatives.

It includes, among others, Lydia Yermoshina, the head of Belarus' Central Electoral Commission, and Vadim Ipatov, her deputy, as well as Valery Vakulchik, the head of the State Security Committee (KGB), Dmitry Balaba, the commander of the Minsk unit of the Special Purpose Police, and Igor Sergeyenko, the head of the Belarusian president's administration.

Belarus' ministers of health, information and defense, the Constitutional Court's president, the prosecutor general, the Supreme Court's president and other officials are on the list, too.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Belarus after Lukashenko claimed a landslide victory in the August 9 presidential election.

Around 7,000 people were arrested in a police crackdown on protestors. Some detainees said they had been tortured in jail.

The law named after Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who died in a Russian prison in 2009 after uncovering a tax fraud scheme, allows barring entry to individuals linked to serious corruption, money laundering or human rights violations.

The blacklist currently includes tens of Russian citizens, and 17 Saudi officials linked to the assassination of Saudi journalist Yamal Khashoggi.

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