Belarus to appeal US, EU travel bans Jaime Jansen at 10:51 AM ET
[JURIST] Belarus [JURIST news archive] plans to appeal decisions by the European Union and the United States to ban Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko [official website; BBC profile] and other top government officials from entering their jurisdictions, according to a Lukashenko spokesman. Lukashenko on Tuesday instructed his government to prepare appeals against the decisions to be taken to international courts. Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs [official website] press secretary Andrei Popov stated that the travel bans "violate the principles of the Helsinki Accords [text] related to freedom of travel."
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