EU Vows Support for Belarus Opposition, Presses for Democratic Change

Posted September 29th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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President Lukashenko has ruled Belarus with an iron fist since 1994. He was proclaimed the winner in the December presidential vote, which observers said failed to meet international standards.

Belarus authorities arrested hundreds of protesters, journalists and opposition leaders during the mass post-election demonstration December 19.

The EU's Eastern Partnership meeting opens Thursday in Warsaw with EU heads of state discussing relations with partner states Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.