Friday, April 14, 2006

Switzerland Joins EU Visa Ban on Belarusian Officials

A couple of days ago Switzerland imposed a travel ban on thirty-one Belarusian officials including President Lukashenka. The move came just two days after the European Union made the same decision. Though not a member of the EU, Switzerland's move was (like the EU's) in reaction to the rigged presidential elections in Belarus last month as well as Lukashenka's ongoing failure to respect basic freedoms of Belarus citizens.