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EU countries agree on sanctions against Belarus

the EU will impose new sanctions against officials of Belarus responsible for the crackdown against the opposition and demonstrators, who are protesting against the result of Sunday's election.

It shall notify the foreign ministers of Sweden and Germany, according to news agencies Reuters and TT.

the Decision was taken at a meeting between the 27 EU foreign ministers on Friday.

There is a Friday evening not yet put name of who will be affected by the sanctions.

at Least 6700 protesters have been arrested for protesting against the official results of Sunday's elections in Belarus.

The incumbent president, Aleksandr Lukashenko, was, according to the official result 80 percent of the vote. The 37-year-old challenger, Svetlana Tikhanovskaja, got about ten percent.

the UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, has condemned the numerous detentions.

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