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Kofod requires sanctions against Belarus

foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod (S) will work for targeted sanctions against Belarus after attacks on demonstrators and journalists in recent days.

he says to Berlingske.

Belarus is a værdipolitisk blot on the european map. The abuses we've seen on journalists and protesters, is something we neither need or can tolerate from a european neighbour, says Kofod.

- I think that we countries in the EU have a special obligation to respond sharply, quickly, and significantly above for lukashenko. Therefore, I will specifically work for targeted sanctions against the belarusian regime.

Friday, Jeppe Kofod videoconferencing with its EU colleagues, among other things, to discuss the situation in Belarus.

And here Kofod fight for sanctions against those responsible for attacks on journalists and demonstrators in Belarus.

in recent days, there have been large protests in Belarus, following Sunday's elections in the country.

it was Here that the president Aleksandr Lukashenko declared the winner, since he is, according to the election commission got 80 percent of the vote.

But protesters do not believe the result is correct. It has led to violent clashes between protesters and police - particularly in the capital, Minsk, has the news agency Reuters reported.

Berlingskes photographer Asger Ladefoged writes on Twitter that he Tuesday, was exposed to the blow to the head, kicks in the back and a confiscated SD card.

- It is completely crazy what is happening in Belarus these days. Fortunately, the internet is opened up again, so more eyes hopefully can get vision on the case, writes Ladefoged on Twitter.

According to the UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, is about 6000 people have been detained in Belarus over the past three days.

at Least two protesters have lost their lives.

the EU's foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, condemned on Tuesday the many assaults and arrests against protesters in the country.

He opens the in a statement that the EU should consider sanctions against those responsible in Belarus.

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